Title

Confronting Mass Incarceration

Document Type

Lecture

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Publication Date

3-3-2021

Abstract

Pulitzer Prize winning author and Yale law professor James Forman, Jr delivered the Tucker Lecture at W&L Law at noon on March 3, 2021 via Zoom. Forman’s lecture, entitled “Confronting Mass Incarceration,” contemplates how the United States came to lock up more of its citizens than any other nation on earth and what we can do to change that. Professor Forman diagnoses America’s criminal justice crisis with both data and human stories. He draws on his life experience as the child of a civil rights leader, public defender, and law professor.

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