In a recent Michael Eric Dyson Show interview, Sherrilyn Ifill, professor of law at the University of Maryland and board chair of U.S. Programs at the Open Society Foundations, breaks down the implications of the Brown v. Plata Supreme Court ruling forcing California to reduce the extreme overcrowding of its prisons.
Ifill explains how constitutional violations in California's prisons clearly endanger the physical and mental health of incarcerated individuals. She also discusses how the ruling might impact the unsustainable policies and practices across the country that have lead to unnecessary overincarceration while doing nothing to make us more safe.
Listen to the complete interview with Sherrilyn Ifill. What do you think the implications of this ruling will be?