new book: locking up one's own: crime & punishment in black america
James Forman Jr's new book, Locking Up One's Own: Crime & Punishment in Black America is grounded in his experience as a public defender in Washington, DC in the 1990s. It is focused on the role of African Americans--himself, residents, police chief, mayor, attorney general, etc.--in what eventually led to the mass incarceration of boys and men.
I have not read it yet but I'm going to go buy a copy tomorrow. (Doesn't look like DCPL has copies yet.) But when I saw the image below, I knew I had to add it to my dc1968 collection.
This image is from the Washingtoniana Division @DCPL.
Have you read the book yet?