Yale School of Law Professor and author James Forman Jr. tackles the topic of race in the criminal justice system with his new book, "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America."

James draws on his experience not only as a professor of law, but from his time as a public defender in Washington D.C for six years.

He will be discussing his book in more detail at his Town Hall Event this Tuesday, May 16th at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more details.