Empowered public defenders can “slow the momentum” of mass incarceration

Yale Law School Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, James Forman, Jr. on how empowered public defenders “slow the momentum” of mass incarceration by humanizing their clients in a legal system that would rather silence them.

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