James Forman Jr. on “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America” | WYPR

James Forman Jr. on “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America”

Apr 13, 2017

Our criminal justice system is the largest and most expensive in the world. Critics have zeroed in on the disproportionate impact of mass incarceration on African-Americans. But many African-Americans supported the war on crime that began in the 1970s. Why? We speak to Yale law professor James Forman Jr., about his book “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America”.

James Foreman Jr. will be speaking at an event at the University of Baltimore Law School on Monday, April 17th. Information here