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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.

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Locking Up Our Own

Locking Up Our Own

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate...

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Locking Up Our Own
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Locking Up Our Own

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

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate...

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Locking Up Our Own

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

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate...

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