Racial Bias and America's Mass Incarceration

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New facts are emerging in the case of Trayvon Martin, and the full story may never be known. But important questions are being raised about America's justice system. The United States has more people in prison than any place else in the world. Even televangelist Pat Robertson says we have too many people in prison, seven to 10 times as many proportionally as other developed countries. Sixty percent are black or Hispanic. We hear about violent crime, the war on drugs, and unconscious racial bias in the justice system.

Credits

Guests:
Marc Mauer - Sentencing Project - @SentencingProj, James Forman, Jr - Yale Law School - @jformanjr, Deborah Ramirez - Northeastern University School of Law - @NUSL

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis, Anna Scott, Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton