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Insights on crime and punishment from a judge and a sociologist

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Hubbard County jail classroom
Hubbard County jail classroom
Tom Robertson / MPR News 2009

A conversation about race, crime and punishment. District court judge Leonardo Castro used to be Hennepin County's chief public defender. University of Minnesota sociology professor Christopher Uggen says there is much to lament about America's incarceration policy, but he believes we're at the precipice of a new age. Some ideas on how to rebuild trust in the system.