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New Thinking is about justice—and injustice—in America. It’s about the people trying to fix a legal system that falls so short of our ideals, and about the people organizing to build something new in its place. It’s hosted by Matt Watkins and produced by the Center for Court Innovation.

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    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

New Thinking is about justice—and injustice—in America. It’s about the people trying to fix a legal system that falls so short of our ideals, and about the people organizing to build something new in its place. It’s hosted by Matt Watkins and produced by the Center for Court Innovation.

    The Question of Dirty Work

    The Question of Dirty Work

    Have we placed people working to offer mental health treatment behind bars in a situation where it's impossible to practice ethical care?

    • 39 min
    Taking Reform Out of Its Comfort Zone

    Taking Reform Out of Its Comfort Zone

    Can a treatment-first approach be brought to scale inside of the same system responsible for mass incarceration in the first place?

    • 34 min
    The Crisis on Rikers Island

    The Crisis on Rikers Island

    An audio snapshot from an emergency rally demanding immediate measures to release people from NYC's Rikers Island jail. Eleven people have died in the custody of the city's jail system this year.

    Cages Don't Help Us Heal

    Cages Don't Help Us Heal

    I made my own choices, Marlon Peterson says, “but I also did not choose to experience the type of things I experienced.”

    • 30 min
    One of These Days We Might Find Us Some Free: Reginald Dwayne Betts

    One of These Days We Might Find Us Some Free: Reginald Dwayne Betts

    In 1996, 16-year-old Reginald Dwayne Betts was sentenced to nine years in prison for a carjacking. He spent much of that time reading, and eventually writing. After prison, he went to Yale Law School and published a memoir and three books of poems. But he’s still wrestling with what “after prison” means. This is a … Continue reading One of These Days We Might Find Us Some Free: Reginald Dwayne Betts →

    • 42 min
    The Cycle: Police Violence, Black Rebellion

    The Cycle: Police Violence, Black Rebellion

    Historian Elizabeth Hinton on the lessons for the present from her new book, America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

The host of the New Thinking, a Center for Court Innovation Podcast, highlights all aspects of non-profit and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Smushpea ,

Great tool to learn

Great guests and interesting insight. Recommend for those looking to learn more about criminal justice reform, social justice, and advocacy.

KaylaCK ,

Such an informative podcast

This is such a great podcast! Its content is in-depth, yet simplistic enough for all audiences to access and understand. Absolutely recommend if you’re interested in hearing from a diverse number of professionals on issues surrounding criminal justice reform both nationally and specific to New York City.

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