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Two cousins: One to Harvard, one to prison

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Danielle Allen became a Harvard professor. Her cousin Michael died young after spending years in prison. They lived not far from each other. In a new book, Danielle Allen tries to understand how her cousin Michael’s life could have been different. She finds the answer in California’s harsh sentencing of juvenile offenders.

Credits

Guest:
Danielle Allen - author, “Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A” - @dsallentess

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole