Transforming American Justice

Apr 30, 2019

Tuesday, New York Times writer Emily Bazelon joins us to talk about why American justice is often unjust. Her new book explores how it got so "out of kilter" and what we do it about it.

Tuesday, the New York Times writer Emily Bazelon will join us to talk about why American justice is often unjust. She’s talking about punishments handed out to the innocent or way out of proportion to the crime. She’s talking about prosecutors who have astonishing power to control charging, bail, and plea agreements. It’s a balance of power, she says, that is out of kilter. Her new book is called Charged and it explains how we got here and what we do about it.

Emily Bazelon is a journalist and legal commentator. She's a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and a co-host of Slate's podcast Political Gabfest. Her new book is called Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration. [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]