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This award-winning and Peabody-nominated podcast documents how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards. Reporters travel around the country and hear from people directly impacted by their encounter with jails and to chronicle the progress ground-up efforts have made in diversion, bail reform, recidivism, adoption of technology and other crucial aspects of the move toward decarceration at local levels.

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    • 4.6 • 97 Ratings

This award-winning and Peabody-nominated podcast documents how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards. Reporters travel around the country and hear from people directly impacted by their encounter with jails and to chronicle the progress ground-up efforts have made in diversion, bail reform, recidivism, adoption of technology and other crucial aspects of the move toward decarceration at local levels.

    Where the COVID-19 Pandemic Might Finally Ignite Change in the Bail Bonds System

    Where the COVID-19 Pandemic Might Finally Ignite Change in the Bail Bonds System

    When jails across the country began releasing thousands of people amid the COVID-19 outbreak earlier this year, and mass demonstrations against police brutality brought millions out of their homes, criminal reform advocates wondered if they'd finally see significant and lasting reform. Journalist Renata Sago reports on two Florida jails that are having very different responses to the possibility of change.
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    • 35 min
    TRAILER: Future Hindsight!

    TRAILER: Future Hindsight!

    Our friends at Future Hindsight just launched Season 12!  Future Hindsight is a weekly podcast that aims to spark civic engagement through in-depth conversations with citizen changemakers. Season 12 is full of thought-provoking, visionary and practical ideas that help us reimagine our future in a post pandemic and post Trump world. It covers everything from needing to be civically engaged all the time––which is to say in between elections––to education, policing our communities, and having the courage to think big when it comes to rebuilding our economy. Every episode of Future Hindsight explores how each one of us has the power to shape our society and fulfill our shared civic responsibility. 
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    Where Housing, Not Jails, Is the Answer to Homelessness

    Where Housing, Not Jails, Is the Answer to Homelessness

    In California, so-called quality of life laws criminalize panhandling, living in cars, and blocking sidewalks. Reporter Sarah McClure chronicles how arresting homeless individuals entangles them in a cycle of poverty and incarceration—and how three groups are breaking the cycle.
    This episode talks about some troubling details, which involve gun violence. Some listeners may find it disturbing. 
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    • 41 min
    On Tribal Land, Banishment, Rehabilitation and Re-entry Add Up to Justice

    On Tribal Land, Banishment, Rehabilitation and Re-entry Add Up to Justice

    In Alaska, rising violent crime and substance abuse across the state have also increased incarceration rates among Native Americans. Making use of their legal sovereignty, some Alaska Native leaders issue “blue tickets,” documents that sentence offenders to legal expulsion. Journalist Emily Schwing reports on the consequences and cultural impact of banishment from Toksook Bay.
    Special thanks to Vanessa Lincoln for simultaneous interpretation and transcription for this episode.
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    • 36 min
    Where Hep C Remains Untreated for Those in Custody

    Where Hep C Remains Untreated for Those in Custody

    Sean Wesley knew he had Hepatitis C when he started serving his prison sentence in Louisiana, and spent years trying to get treatment. Despite an innovative arrangement between a drug manufacturer and the state's Department of Corrections, he was transferred from facility to facility, and even finished his sentence, without ever receiving proper care. Reporter Alexander Charles Adams looks into why.
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    • 33 min
    No Longer Waiting for Top-Down Reform

    No Longer Waiting for Top-Down Reform

    Over the past few years, voters across the U.S.have elected prosecutors who promised to implement much-needed criminal justice reforms, from decriminalizing marijuana to ending cash bail. Journalist Ruxandra Guidi revisits her reporting on the election of a new prosecutor in Houston two years ago, and chronicles how activists, relatives of incarcerated people, and local residents are changing strategies and pushing for reform.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

SharpeKat ,

Two Thumbs Up !!

Breathtaking...Heartbreaking...We got some work to do!!!!!

LBS301 ,

An Excellent & Very Necessary Production

I’ve cried at some of the stories and inhumanity experienced by many of the folks featured in the episodes. I’ve also been heartened by the efforts made bybvarious reformers and crusaders also being covered. May they prevail!

Nkay666 ,

Very well done!

This type of show is so desperately needed! Thank you!

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