22 episodes

Since his final state appeal at the end of last season, a stellar team of attorneys has assembled around Jarvis Masters, pledging to represent his death penalty case at the federal level. We will follow his riveting case and meet some of those experts as they work to help Jarvis find freedom after over forty years of incarceration. And we will dig deeper into facets of Jarvis’s life as well as the deeply flawed criminal justice system.
If you’d like to support Jarvis Masters’s cause, please considering signing a petition on his behalf at www.freejarvis.org

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    • 4.0 • 256 Ratings

Since his final state appeal at the end of last season, a stellar team of attorneys has assembled around Jarvis Masters, pledging to represent his death penalty case at the federal level. We will follow his riveting case and meet some of those experts as they work to help Jarvis find freedom after over forty years of incarceration. And we will dig deeper into facets of Jarvis’s life as well as the deeply flawed criminal justice system.
If you’d like to support Jarvis Masters’s cause, please considering signing a petition on his behalf at www.freejarvis.org

    Last Best Chance

    Last Best Chance

    He’s filed for appeal in the federal courts. What does that mean for Jarvis and the next steps in his pursuit to find justice? Hear from the experts and learn what awaits him on the horizon. Jarvis has requested that we dedicate this season of “Dear Governor,” to the late Michael Satris, who devoted his life to criminal justice reform and sat as second chair at Jarvis’s defense trial in the 80’s.

    If you’d like to support Jarvis Masters’s cause, please considering signing a petition on his behalf at www.freejarvis.org 

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    • 25 min
    Buddhist on Death Row

    Buddhist on Death Row

    David Sheff, author of THE BUDDHIST ON DEATH ROW; HOW ONE MAN FOUND LIGHT IN THE DARKEST PLACE, shares the story behind the story of Jarvis Masters and how the two of them forged a lasting friendship. Of David’s biography, His Holiness, The Dalai Lama writes, “This book shows vividly how, even in the face of the greatest adversity, compassion and a warm-hearted concern for others bring peace and inner strength.”

    If you’d like to support Jarvis Masters’s cause, please considering signing a petition on his behalf at www.freejarvis.org 

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    • 26 min
    Finding Light in the Dark

    Finding Light in the Dark

    We find out why Jarvis Masters agreed to give permission and unfettered access to his story to the perfect stranger, resulting in a stunning and deeply moving biography about change and redemption. THE BUDDHIST ON DEATH ROW by David Sheff.

     If you’d like to support Jarvis Masters’s cause, please considering signing a petition on his behalf at www.freejarvis.org 

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    • 22 min
    Lifelong Friends on Death Row

    Lifelong Friends on Death Row

    When Jarvis Masters first entered the walls of San Quentin State Prison four decades ago, he was by his own admission angry and bitter, filled with vitriol pent up from a lifetime of abuse, neglect, and hopelessness. Were it not for the foresight and compassion of a singular woman at a very pivotal time in his life, Jarvis admits he would have likely continued along the seemingly preordained pipeline from cradle to prison to casket.

     If you’d like to support Jarvis Masters’s cause, please considering signing a petition on his behalf at www.freejarvis.org 
    Finding Freedom How Death Row Broke and Opened My Heart By: Jarvis Jay Masters and Narrated by: Dion Graham is available at Shambhala.com and at Audible.com

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    • 28 min
    Buddhist Chaplain on Death Row

    Buddhist Chaplain on Death Row

    There is an adage made popular in 1954 by President Eisenhower, that there are “no atheists in a fox hole.” The idea behind the phrase is that anyone who finds themselves in position of extreme stress, where death is all but imminent, he or she will seek comfort of a higher power. Meet the Buddhist Chaplain who was instrumental in nurturing and reinforcing Jarvis’s burgeoning Buddhist mind.
    If you’d like to support Jarvis Masters’s cause, please considering signing a petition on his behalf at www.freejarvis.org 
    Finding Freedom How Death Row Broke and Opened My Heart By: Jarvis Jay Masters and Narrated by: Dion Graham is available at Shambhala.com and at Audible.com

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    • 37 min
    Searching For Humanity

    Searching For Humanity

    Craig Haney, who represented Jarvis Masters at his capital trial, is a social psychologist and a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, renown for is work on the front lines of the criminal justice system. Professor Haney explains why, ‘Jarvis’s case continues to haunt him to this day.’

    Professor Haney’s groundbreaking book is, CRIMINALITY IN CONTEXT (THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.)

    If you’d like to support Jarvis Masters’s cause, please considering signing a petition on his behalf at www.freejarvis.org 

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings

Branike28 ,

free Jarvis Jay!

I recommend reading finding freedom.

simoneka1977 ,

Come together for OUR PEOPLE

This is an outstanding podcast but more importantly a chance for all of us to come together and help! May God bless & the wrongs made right! PRAYING FOR JARVIS!!! TELL US WHAT ELSE WE CAN DO NOW!

breadnroses ,

A must-listen, I can’t recommend enough!

Jarvis Jay Masters has a harrowing and incredibly tragic story (that does not begin when he lands on death row for a crime he didn’t commit), but the way he rises above the incredibly unjust circumstances he faced — to teach love and compassion and to counsel both inmates and guards (not to mention actually stopping prison fights and attacks on guards!!) is inspiring in a way I truly cannot put into words. To hear these conversations with Jarvis — along with the words of many legal scholars/attorneys, activists, and the Buddhist community who is helping him to be exonerated after he has been incarcerated for more than 30 YEARS — is incredibly informative and moving and important. I cannot recommend this one enough; they did an amazing job and I practically listened to the entire thing one sitting!!

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