AC-T: MLK Jr. Prayer Breakfast highlights courtroom injustices

A public defender told the crowd Saturday at Asheville’s 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast that some of America’s worst civil rights injustices today are occurring in courtrooms that send a disproportionate number of poor people to prison.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported one of the speakers, filmmaker Dawn Porter, was concerned that more than 60 million are under the supervision of the criminal justice system.

“That’s a shocking number of people,” she said. “And you have to wonder how that is impacting our communities.”



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