Josh interviews Rachel Barkow about her new book “Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration.”

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Rachel Barkow author of the book Priisoners of Politics

Rachel Barkow is the Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy and the Faculty Director of the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at NYU. In June of 2013, the Senate confirmed her as a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission, where she served until January 2019. Since 2010, she has also been a member of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Conviction Integrity Policy Advisory Panel. Professor Barkow teaches courses in criminal law, administrative law, and constitutional law. In 2013, she was the recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. She just published a new book addressing the political dynamics behind mass incarceration and institutional reforms to curtail it. The book is called “Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration.”

The cover of rachel Barkow's book "Prisoners of Politics"


Notes From Episode 48 “Rachel Barkow”


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