Usual Cruelty

The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System

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From an award-winning civil rights lawyer, a profound challenge to our society’s normalization of the caging of human beings, and the role of the legal profession in perpetuating it


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“Alec Karakatsanis is a leading voice in the legal struggle to dismantle mass incarceration, this century’s defining civil rights issue. What he says cannot be ignored.” —James Forman, Jr., Pulitzer...

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