Alec Karakatsanis Book Talk [Video]

Civil rights lawyer Alec Karakatsanis joins The Justice Collaborative to discuss his recently published book, “Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System.” Karakatsanis, executive director of Civil Rights Corp, explores nagging questions of who we choose to punish, how we punish them, and for what crimes, while concluding that the alignment of our criminal punishment bureaucracy maximizes pain for minimal benefit to public safety.

During our conversation, Karakatsanis makes a case for a more radical re-envisioning of the criminal justice system. The conversation was moderated by The Appeal’s Kira Lerner.