Race and the American Criminal Justice System

The panelists explored whether the American justice system is flawed, and talked about why there is a disproportionate number of black men… read more

The panelists explored whether the American justice system is flawed, and talked about why there is a disproportionate number of black men in prison. Topics included what the justice system does well, victims' rights, mandatory sentencing, rehabilitation, and programs for children. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Linda Wertheimer moderated.

This was a program of the “Justice and Society” track of the Aspen Ideas Festival, which was presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic magazine. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Race and the American Criminal Justice System

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Location:
Aspen, Colorado, United States
First Aired:
Jul 25, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 19, 2009

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  • Jul 25, 2009 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 26, 2009 | 2:09am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 2009 | 4:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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