Episode 9 of the Constitutional podcast: ‘Fair punishment’

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From The Washington Post

“There is so much feeling of racial injustice around the issue of punishment. And you have to understand that those feelings have a history — and that history is Parchman Farm.”

Explore the origins of Parchman Farm: Mississippi’s oldest, biggest and most brutal penitentiary. Listen to how attorney Roy Haber brought constitutional violations to light  - and helped shape America’s definition of “cruel and unusual punishment” with the Eighth (8th) Amendment case, Gates v. Collier. 

Listen to the podcast (52:28), read the article and transcript: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2017/10/23/episode-9-of-the-constitutional-podcast-fair-punishment/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6c0db34375ba



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