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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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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

    Calling Death Row

    Calling Death Row

    Jarvis is taking your calls and answering your questions! Please call and leave him a message at 201-903-3575 or send an email to AskJarvisMasters@Gmail.com
    In addition, Jarvis’s lead attorney and partner at Kirkland & Ellis, Michael Williams, joins us to give the latest updates on Jarvis’s federal appeals process.
     
    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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    • 42 min
    Black & Buddhist

    Black & Buddhist

    Recently, the Awake Network and Shambhala Publications hosted a free online event, “The Black and Buddhist Summit,” that attracted over 10 thousand participants. We share Jarvis’s fireside chat, talking about race, transformation and the experience of being Black while Buddhist on death row.

    We also meet, Pamela Ayo Yetunde, author of Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Healing.

    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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    • 48 min
    The Fall of the Death Penalty

    The Fall of the Death Penalty

    Maurice Chammah, a staff writer at the Marshall Project, shares the good news of his latest book, LET THE LORD SORT THEM; THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DEATH PENALTY.
    About the book, Publishers weekly wrote, “A nuanced and deeply reported account of evolving attitudes toward the death penalty in America… a thorough, finely written, and unflinching look at on of the most controversial aspects of the American 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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    • 42 min
    The Hellhole

    The Hellhole

    The practice of ‘solitary confinement’ goes by many names, including, disciplinary confinement, security housing, and restricted housing… All are euphemisms to soften the harsh and torturous reality of solitary… Jarvis shares how he was able to survive for 22 years locked away in a 9x4 cell 23-24 hours a day!

    We’ll also hear from the co-founder of the California Families Against Solitary Confinement and the Community Outreach Director of the Bail Project, Dolores Canales.

    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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    • 39 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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    • 42 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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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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253 Ratings

253 Ratings

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!!

loomasauris ,

Amazing!

This is an amazing podcast! Read the book the Buddhist on dear row !

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