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Usual Cruelty

The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System

Alec Karakatsanis

From an award-winning civil rights lawyer, a profound challenge to our society’s normalization of the caging of human beings, and the role of the legal profession in perpetuating itAlec Karakatsanis is very interested in what we choose to punish. For example, it is a crime in most of America for poor people to wager in the streets over dice; dice-w...
Publish Date
October 29
Goodreads rating
Dec 18, 2019
Deserved. Alec, a former public defender & now head of @CivRightsCorps, lead the litigation strategy that will prevent Harris County Texas from jailing tens of thousands of people each year on bail they can’t afford. Wrote a brilliant book on the power of words to combat cruelty.     source