Josh interviews Tony Platt who is a Cal Berkeley professor, activist, and author of the book “Beyond These Walls”
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Tony Platt is a distinguished affiliate scholar at the Center for the study of law and society at the University of California Berkeley. He has been the author of many books, over 150 essays, and has taught across the University of California system as well as a well known activist and public intellectual. He is the author of the recent book “Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States”
A full PDF transcript of Episode 59 of the Decarceration Nation Podcast.
Notes From Episode 59
Mr. Platt includes this short poem in emails about the book:
Beyond these walls
“Many men on their release carry their prison about with them into the air, and hide it as a secret disgrace in their hearts, and at length, like poor poisoned things, creep into some hole and die.”
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