Does “equal justice for all” really describe the US legal system?
Many groups know that unfortunately, equality is simply not part of the reality of our criminal justice system. In this video, Attorney James Forman, Jr. explains how poor communities are suffering as a result of this injustice.
Find out about “Meet ’em and Plead ’em” lawyers, the long-term consequences of an unequal legal system, and other ways the cards are stacked against you if you’re not wealthy.
This information is also a helpful reminder of what it takes to change such a broken system – with hope that change is possible.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 3 Reasons Prison Injustice Is a Feminist Issue That Needs Our Attention Now
- Criminal Injustice: 5 Disturbing Facts About Women of Color and the Prison Industrial Complex