FORA.tv Speaker - James Forman

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Biography

In a new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, James Forman, Jr. offers a fresh perspective on mass incarceration’s origins, and how to dismantle it. Focusing on African-American elected officials and policy makers, Forman explores the complicated and often conflicting impulses that led some of them to support punitive crime policies. He also celebrates the more recent shift against the war on crime, but argues that we haven’t gone nearly far enough. While much advocacy against mass incarceration has focused on non-violent drug offenders, Forman’s book illustrates why we must also change how we talk about and treat people convicted of violent offenses.

1 Program

Justice Roundtable Quarterly Assembly

06.13.17 | 02:00:55 min | 0 comments