In his October 2015 cover story, “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” Atlantic magazine author Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the devastating impact decades of mass incarceration has had on African American families.
Join a discussion of this landmark piece, and an exploration of the complicated history of the nation’s justice system and the future of prison reform, hosted by Atlantic Live.
- Kelly Amis, filmmaker and founder, Loudspeaker Films
- James Bennet, president and editor in chief, the Atlantic
- Susan Burton, executive director, A New Way of Life Reentry Project
- Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large, the Atlantic
- Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent, the Atlantic
- Ronald Davis, director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice
- Nancy Gertner, former judge and senior lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
- Bahiyyah Muhammad, assistant professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Howard University
- Michele Norris, host and special correspondent, NPR
- Devah Pager, professor of sociology, Harvard University
- Danielle Sered, director of Common Justice, Vera Institute of Justice