I worked as a defense attorney for 5 years. The issues are undoubtedly complex. But examining who a society is locking up and who they are letting off scot free, speaks loudly about our values.
In the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death, Zakaria explains the issues he believes plague America’s criminal justice system. He also looks at comments from former inmate Conrad Black. Here is a direct video link.
Here is a link to Judge Rakoff’s important article from last fall: Why innocent people plead guilty.