Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

THU, JUN 4, 2009 (36:07)

Paul Butler, former federal prosecutor and Harvard University graduate, discusses his book, Let’s get Free, which tells of his own false arrest and imprisonment. Butler contends that so many people are in prison, especially for nonviolent drug offenses, that incarceration causes more crime than it prevents. He offers innovative methods for citizens to resist complicity and stand up for their rights.

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Paul Butler is considered the country’s leading expert on jury nullification. As a former federal prosecutor, he provides legal commentary for TV networks, and has been featured on 60 Minutes. He also has written for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Los Angeles Times.

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