Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice -- with Felix Owusu
February 3rd, 2021
30 mins 23 secs
About this Episode
People of color are drastically overrepresented in Massachusetts state prisons. What happens at different stages of the criminal system, from charging and bail to adjudication and sentencing?
Felix Owusu presents the work he conducted with The Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School to explore the factors that lead to persistent racial disparities in the Massachusetts criminal system.
"Racial Disparities in the Massachusetts Criminal System" by Elizabeth Tsai Bishop, Brook Hopkins, Chijindu Obiofuma & Felix Owusu
"A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor" by Alexes Harris