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University of Minnesota Law School Professor Michael Tonry hopes the book he is writing will offer a new account of the forces that have made the American justice system “systematically unjust, unprecedentedly severe and largely indifferent to defendants’ and offenders’ human dignity.” (Submitted photo)

America’s frontier justice

U’s Guggenheim fellow examines development of harsh legal system

University of Minnesota Law School Professor Michael Tonry hopes the book he is writing will offer a new account of the forces that have made the American justice system “systematically unjust, unprecedentedly severe and largely indifferent to defendants’ and offenders’ human dignity.”

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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