59 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 123 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.

    What’s the Public’s Role in Upholding a Broken Criminal Justice System?

    What’s the Public’s Role in Upholding a Broken Criminal Justice System?

    • 28 min
    How Those Drowning in Carceral Debt Are Lining Others’ Pockets

    How Those Drowning in Carceral Debt Are Lining Others’ Pockets

    • 44 min
    Why Policing Our Schools Backfires

    Why Policing Our Schools Backfires

    • 34 min
    How Jailhouse Informants Rig the Justice System

    How Jailhouse Informants Rig the Justice System

    • 34 min
    Punished and Persecuted for Being Unhoused, Part 2

    Punished and Persecuted for Being Unhoused, Part 2

    • 41 min
    Punished and Persecuted for Being Unhoused, Part 1

    Punished and Persecuted for Being Unhoused, Part 1

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

ReadNJ ,

I learn something with every episode

This podcast does important work by educating listeners. Highly recommended

JenH1123 ,

One sided

Great reporting and information but extremely one sided. Would love to see the attention and effort put in to see the full picture on both sides of the issues so everyone can learn through different perspectives.

SharpeKat ,

Two Thumbs Up !!

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

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