50 episodes

Justice in America, hosted by Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith, is a podcast for everyone interested in criminal justice reform— from those new to the system to experts who want to know more. Each episode we cover a new criminal justice issue. We explain how it works and look at its impact on people, particularly poor people and people of color. We’ll also interview activists, practitioners, experts, journalists, organizers, and others, to learn. By the end of the episode, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of what drives mass incarceration and what can fix it.

Justice In America The Appeal

    • News
    • 4.9 • 1K Ratings

Justice in America, hosted by Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith, is a podcast for everyone interested in criminal justice reform— from those new to the system to experts who want to know more. Each episode we cover a new criminal justice issue. We explain how it works and look at its impact on people, particularly poor people and people of color. We’ll also interview activists, practitioners, experts, journalists, organizers, and others, to learn. By the end of the episode, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of what drives mass incarceration and what can fix it.

    Restorative Justice and the Open Prison Model: Featuring David Shipley (A Co-Production by The Appeal and The Wall: Behind and Beyond)

    Restorative Justice and the Open Prison Model: Featuring David Shipley (A Co-Production by The Appeal and The Wall: Behind and Beyond)

    Since you last heard from us at Justice in America, we’re excited to share that The Appeal became a worker-led nonprofit newsroom. We are continuing to expose the harms of the criminal legal system and elevate solutions that keep all people safe. 
     
    While Justice in America remains on hiatus for now, we are thrilled to share our first podcast episode since our relaunch: a co-produced episode of "The Wall: Behind and Beyond," hosted by Phillip A. Jones, who has spent more than 30 years in prison in Maryland and Washington. 
     
    In this episode, Phillip interviews David Shipley about his experiences in a British "open prison," where there are no guards, no bars, and prisoners are free to leave during the day to work or study in the community. As David says, "It's the most free you can be while still being in prison." Phillip and David discuss the promises and limitations of this model, as well as the challenges in implementing a similar model in the United States. Please note: The this audio was recorded by Philip while in his cell as the Washington Department of Corrections does not provide prisoners with access to high-quality studios.
     
    To support our work, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to The Appeal today or subscribe to our weekly newsletter.
     
    You can also follow Phillip (@PhillipAJones71) and David (@ShipleyWrites) on Twitter and subscribe to The Wall: Behind and Beyond podcast to hear more of their work.

    • 46 min
    A Conversation with Rodney Spivey-Jones and Max Kenner

    A Conversation with Rodney Spivey-Jones and Max Kenner

    In January 2020 Josie Duffy Rice and her producer, Florence Barrau-Adams, traveled to Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon New York to interview Rodney Spivey-Jones and Max Kenner. Max is the founder and Executive Director of the Bard Prison Initiative, and Rodney received his bachelor’s degree from Bard College in 2017 through the Bard Prison Initiative. Rodney has been incarcerated for 17 years, and is currently incarcerated at Fishkill. Both are featured in the PBS documentary series College Behind Bars. They joined Josie to discuss why Max started BPI 20 years ago, Rodney's experience as part of BPI, and what he hopes to do upon his release. 
    For more information please visit theappeal.org

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 29: Schools in Prison

    Episode 29: Schools in Prison

    On this episode of Justice in America, Josie Duffy Rice and her co-host Derecka Purnell talk about education in prisons. They'll discuss the impact of having access to education, the dire lack of available programming, and what happened to prison education after the 1994 crime bill.  They're joined by Dyjuan Tatro and Wesley Caines, alumni of the Bard Prison Initiative. The Bard Prison Initiative is a college program offered through Bard College in six New York State prisons. It's also the subject of a critically acclaimed new documentary series on PBS, called College Behind Bars. 
    For transcripts and more information please visit theappeal.org.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Dyjuan Tatro and Wes Caines’ Book Recommendations

    Dyjuan Tatro and Wes Caines’ Book Recommendations

    Wesley Caines is the Chief of Staff at the Bronx Defenders and an alum of the Bard Prison Initiative or BPI and Dyjuan Tatro, works at the Bard Prison Initiative as their Government Affairs Officer and he’s also an alumnus of the program. 
    Wes and Dyjuan joined host Josie Duffy Rice to talk about their reading recommendations.
    For show notes and more information please check out theappeal.org.

    • 3 min
    Interviewing the creators of College Behind Bars

    Interviewing the creators of College Behind Bars

    In this bonus episode, Josie Duffy Rice and her co-host Derecka Purnell talk to Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, the creators of College Behind Bars. College Behind Bars, which was directed by Novick and produced by Botstein, is a four-episode documentary series about the Bard Prison Initiative, one of the most innovative and challenging prison education programs in the country. Josie and Derecka talk to Sarah and Lynn about the years they spent making the film, what they learned, and the future of prison education in America.
    For transcripts please visit theappeal.org

    • 37 min
    Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein's Book Recommendations

    Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein's Book Recommendations

    Director Lynn Novick and Producer Sarah Botstein, the creators of College Behind Bars, join hosts Josie Duffy Rice and Derecka Purnell to talk about their book recommendations.  
    For show notes and more information please check out theappeal.org.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

CRR1988 ,

Required listening.

If you only listen to one podcast in your lifetime, please let it be this one.

Andy….., ,

Brainwashing

They like to consistently leave out details so you think like them. Enjoy the brainwashing.

llllllllkkkkkkkggfdrv by nxfb ,

Let’s talk about public school pipeline to prison

NYS public schools failing our kids the future of our country

Top Podcasts In News

Pod Save America
Crooked Media
The Daily
The New York Times
The Tucker Carlson Show
Tucker Carlson Network
The Dan Bongino Show
Cumulus Podcast Network | Dan Bongino
The Ben Shapiro Show
The Daily Wire
The Megyn Kelly Show
SiriusXM

You Might Also Like

Code Switch
NPR
Up First
NPR
The Daily
The New York Times
This American Life
This American Life
Pod Save America
Crooked Media
The Ezra Klein Show
New York Times Opinion