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James Forman Jr.

James Forman Jr.
Harold Shapiro

James Forman, Jr. is a professor of law at Yale Law School. He has written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, numerous law reviews, and other publications. A former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, he spent six years as a public defender in Washington, D.C., where he cofounded the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. He is the author of Locking Up Our Own.

Pulitzer Prize Winner

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September 6, 2018

Meet James Forman Jr. as he reads from his new book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

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Locking Up Our Own

Locking Up Our Own

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
Long-listed for the National Book Award
Finalist, Current Interest Category, Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

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Locking Up Our Own

James Forman Jr.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
Long-listed for the National Book Award
Finalist, Current Interest Category, Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

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