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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- O'Connor, Sandra Day Associate Justice (Former) U.S. Supreme Court
- Ogletree, Charles J. Jr. Founding Executive Director Houston (Charles Hamilton) Institute for Race and Justice
- Wertheimer, Linda Senior National Correspondent National Public Radio
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