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In 'Cuz,' the story of a young man’s tragic fate

Clip: 12/20/2017 | 7m 6s

Danielle Allen’s cousin Michael was convicted of attempted carjacking at the age of 15, spent nearly 11 years in prison and was murdered at 29. In her new book “Cuz,” Allen looks to her own family tragedy for a deeper understanding of gangs, American drug policy and the consequences of mass incarceration, predominantly for young, African-American men. The author sits down with Jeffrey Brown.

Aired: 12/20/17

Rating: NR

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