Racial Bias and America's Mass Incarceration

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The full story of the Trayvon Martin case may never be known, but it's raising important questions about America's justice system. Why do we imprison so many people — seven to 10 times more than any other developed country? Sixty percent of them are black or Latino. What's the role of racial bias?

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:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal, Anna Scott