Judging A Book: Saris Reviews 'Locking Up Our Own'

By U.S. District Chief Judge Patti Saris (November 29, 2017, 3:08 PM EST) -- This article is part of an Expert Analysis series of book reviews from judges.

Judge Patti Saris The United States has become the world's largest jailer. In "Locking up our Own, Crime and Punishment in Black America," James Forman, an African-American, former public defender in the District of Columbia, and now a professor of law at Yale Law School, explores the origins of increasingly tough sentencing laws, particularly with respect to their disparate impact on young black men. Bravely, he seeks to answer the poignant question of why black judges, prosecutors, police chiefs, ministers and political leaders supported measures that incarcerated...

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