Wed, Sep 20|
Enoch Pratt Central Library
Injustice, Inc. with Daniel Hatcher, Esq., moderated by Levy Johnson and Jenny Egan, Esq.
Don't miss our talk with Prof. Daniel Hatcher about his eye-opening new book, Injustice, Inc.: How America's Justice System Commodifies Children and the Poor.
Time & Location
Sep 20, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
About the event
University of Baltimore School of Law Professor and Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic Co-Faculty Daniel Hatcher, Esq. will discuss his book Injustice, Inc.: How America's Justice System Commodifies Children and the Poor (UC Press, Feb. 21, 2023), in conversation with Levy Johnson, Co-Chair of the Youth Action Board (YAB), and Jenny Egan, Esq., Chief Attorney for the Juvenile Division of the Public Defender in Baltimore and a cofounder of the Baltimore Action Legal Team (BALT).
This event is free and will take place in the Wheeler Auditorium of the Enoch Pratt Central Library, located at 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. There is ample paid and free street parking in the area. Light refreshments will be provided.
From UC Press: "Injustice, Inc. exposes the ways in which justice systems exploit America's history of racial and economic inequality to generate revenue on a massive scale. With searing legal analysis, Daniel L. Hatcher uncovers how courts, prosecutors, police, probation departments, and detention facilities are abandoning ethics to churn vulnerable children and adults into unconstitutional factory-like operations. Hatcher reveals stark details of revenue schemes and reflects on the systemic racialized harm of the injustice enterprise. He details how these corporatized institutions enter contracts to make money removing children from their homes, extort fines and fees, collaborate with debt collectors, seize property, incentivize arrests and evictions, enforce unpaid child labor, maximize occupancy in detention and "treatment" centers, and more. Injustice, Inc. underscores the need to unravel these predatory operations, which have escaped public scrutiny for too long."