Michelle Alexander on mass incarceration
Invest some time in this one-hour lecture by Michelle Alexander at the University of Chicago. You won't regret it. She's great.
Bryan Stevenson on his book, Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative, to help people caught unjustly in the ferocious jaws of the criminal justice system, including people on death row. His immense intelligence, compassion, and decency come across clearly in his book, Just Mercy. If you watch this lecture at New York University, where he teaches, you'll get a sense of the book.