White populations in U.S. jails have jumped significantly in recent years, while Black and Latino populations have steadily declined. Some experts say that these trends might sway white Americans to rethink the shared costs of the nation’s incarceration system.
Reset brings on two legal experts who co-authored a recent piece on the topic to discuss these trends and what they might mean for reformers looking to end mass incarceration.
GUESTS: Ekow Yankah, professor at Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University
Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University; drug policy advisor in the Bush and Obama administrations