PBS NewsHour

Civil rights lawyer says prison reforms are falling short

Clip: 05/13/2016 | 7m 46s

The Equal Justice Initiative’s Bryan Stevenson has become a leading voice for criminal justice reform, and blames the U.S.’s world-leading incarceration rate on deep-seated institutional racism that goes back to slavery. As some states move to increase probation and parole supervision, Stevenson tells Jeffrey Brown why these measures fall short of the reforms that are truly needed.

Aired: 05/13/16

Rating: NR

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