Emily Bazelon’s 1st Wednesday lecture, "Prosecutors and the Battle to End Mass Incarceration," will explore the important topic of her new book, Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration.
Over the last 40 years, prosecutors have driven the country toward mass incarceration and a crisis of justice shot through with unfairness and racial discrimination. New York Times writer and Yale Law School lecturer Emily Bazelon exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America's mass incarceration crisis--and charts a way out.
“An important, thoughtful, and thorough examination of criminal justice in America that speaks directly to how we reduce mass incarceration.” -- Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy.
Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and is the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law, and a lecturer, at Yale Law School. She is also the author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. She lives in New Haven with her family.
Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and hosted by the Norwich Public Library and the Norwich Historical Society, the 1st Wed Lectures are free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed.
The Norwich Bookstore will be on hand with copies of Bazelon's brand new book, Charged.
A renowned journalist and legal commentator exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America’s mass incarceration crisis—and charts a way out.