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James Forman Jr. on ‘Locking Up Our Own’

James Forman, Jr. is a professor of law at Yale Law School.  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 co-founded the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. He joins Cat Brooks on the air to discuss his book Locking Up Our Own, a book that discusses the incarceration of black folks, and the instances where black folks participate in the system that oppresses their own community.

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