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Michael Javen Fortner

Michael Javen Fortner is assistant professor and academic director of Urban Studies at the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies at the City University of New York.  He is the author of Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment.

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Mass incarceration is so politicized that we can't talk about its origins.

Michael Javen Fortner