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A former public defender’s view of mass incarceration

Clip: 04/20/2017 | 7m 5s

Based in part on the author's experience as a public defender in Washington, D.C., a new book, “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” looks at what led to the crisis of mass incarceration in the black community. James Forman joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what he witnessed and why he sees mass incarceration as the top civil rights issue of his generation.

Aired: 04/20/17

Rating: NR

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