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.
Housing is a human right. What if we designed our systems—beginning with Housing Court—to embody that?
Reform and Its Discontents
What if much of what is packaged today as "reforms" to the criminal legal system are extending, not countering, that system's harmful effects?
Why Data Doesn't Stick
Data makes a powerful case against the criminal justice status quo, but who's listening?
Can We Close Rikers?
NYC has pledged to close its notorious Rikers Island jail by 2027, but obstacles abound.
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?
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?
Great tool to learn
Great guests and interesting insight. Recommend for those looking to learn more about criminal justice reform, social justice, and advocacy.
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.
Good for Law Students
I'm a 1L, and this podcast always gives me a lot to think about on the way to class.