‘New Jim Crow’ Book Discussion Set For July 24

he Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission and the Palm Beach County Library System will present an evening open to the public on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

The free event will be held at the Lantana branch of the Palm Beach County Library System, located at 4020 Lantana Road. The book is available from the county library and can be reserved online or picked up at a local branch. The discussion will involve subject matter experts and the public.

The event is open to people who are curious about criminal justice and those who already have opinions on the system. This New York Times bestseller is an account of “the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African-Americans being locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status,” according to Alexander.

The program is part of the series “Informed and Engaged: Criminal Justice,” made possible by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge. These programs provide special insight into criminal justice using books, movies and statistical analysis to help participants understand the many intricate nuances of criminal justice. For more information, or to RSVP, call (561) 304-4500.