Our Criminal Justice System
From the Inside Out:
America’s Broken Criminal Justice System
Saturday, September 16, 3:00 pm
A Brooklyn Book Festival “Bookend Event”
The Forum @ St. Ann’s and Dear America present speakers Yusef Salaam, activist and 1/5 of the Central Park 5; Marlon Peterson, founder of The Precedential Group and host of the Decarcerated Podcast; Heather Ann Thompson, 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Blood in the Water: The Attica Uprising of 1971; and James Forman Jr., former public defender and author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.
The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other nation in the world. The increase in the jail and prison population has risen from fewer than 200,000 in 1972 to a staggering 2.2 million today. The panel of activists and authors will address how we’ve gotten here and how we might reform our broken criminal justice system.
Don’t miss this challenging discussion.