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James Forman, Jr.

James Forman Jr. is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. and was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. After clerking, he joined the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., where for six years he represented both juveniles and adults charged with crimes. During his time as a public defender, he became frustrated with the lack of education and job training opportunities for his clients. He co-founded the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, an alternative school for school dropouts and youth who had previously been arrested. His articles appear in The New York Times, The Atlantic and other publications. He is the author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, winner of a 2018 Pulitzer Prize.


Date Recorded     Handle Program Title Audio Sample?    
2018: 01/17 #FORJ001 Crime and Punishment in Black America  


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