James Forman Jr.
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
Meet the Author
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
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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