Pulitzer Prize winner describes why we ‘lock up our own’ – and how to stop


On October 4, James Forman Jr., of Yale Law School, spoke about his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Locking Up our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, for the Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences’ 2015-2018 Mass Incarceration Project’s capstone lecture. During his talk, Professor Forman outlined the key points of his book that analyzed the tenacious roots of mass incarceration and how society can stop the spread.

The lecture was video recorded and is available here for those who weren’t able to attend.

This event was co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality.