23 episodes

Behind the Walls is an insider view beyond the razor wire and red tape of the Texas criminal justice system. Chronicle reporter and ex-con Keri Blakinger and former Texas prisons union president Lance Lowry explore jails, prisons, and the darkest places in criminal justice.

Behind the Walls Houston Chronicle

    • Politics
    • 4.9, 46 Ratings

Behind the Walls is an insider view beyond the razor wire and red tape of the Texas criminal justice system. Chronicle reporter and ex-con Keri Blakinger and former Texas prisons union president Lance Lowry explore jails, prisons, and the darkest places in criminal justice.

    Bonus: ‘I’ve never missed a Holy Week’

    Bonus: ‘I’ve never missed a Holy Week’

    We hope you have found the series of Coronavirus Chronicle bonus episodes informative and entertaining. Follow the show on . Click subscribe — it's free — to receive fresh episodes daily.  The Rev. Hannah Atkins Romero, rector of Trinity...

    • 15 min
    Bonus: Disaster expert Angela Blanchard on making the Covid crisis visible

    Bonus: Disaster expert Angela Blanchard on making the Covid crisis visible

    Today, we're sharing an episode of our new podcast "Coronavirus Chronicle" with Behind the Walls listeners. Previous episodes at available on . Houstonians know all about hurricanes: Wind speed, the dirty side, the European models. But what do we need...

    • 21 min
    Editor Steve Riley: Crisis coverage and the virtual newsroom

    Editor Steve Riley: Crisis coverage and the virtual newsroom

    As Houston Chronicle executive editor Steve Riley said recently in a letter to readers: Quite suddenly, your lives have changed. Your health, or the health of someone you love, could be at risk. Your job seems shakier than just days ago. Your church...

    • 13 min
    EDITORIAL: #StayHome

    EDITORIAL: #StayHome

    Listen to the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board's impassioned plea to Houstonians coping with the coronavirus -- "Stay home!" -- as expressed by editorial board member Monica Rohr.

    • 7 min
    An alias, an armed robbery and a decade on the run

    An alias, an armed robbery and a decade on the run

    Waymond Hall spent ten years of his life on the run from the law. He’d grown up poor, with a father in prison - but seemed poised for a better life until he committed an armed robbery and became a fugitive. But on the DL he rebuilt his life, found a...

    • 27 min
    Talking rats, records and reporting with Pam Colloff, aka 'the best damn writer in Texas'

    Talking rats, records and reporting with Pam Colloff, aka 'the best damn writer in Texas'

    In , Texas crime writing legend Pamela Colloff delved into the shadowy world of the con artist and jailhouse snitch whose testimony put four men on death row. In this episode, listen in as reporter and podcast host Keri Blakinger asks the Austin-based...

    • 36 min

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4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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