A trip to jail, even a short stint, can upend many lives - the inmate, their loved ones, and their children among others. This series traces the path from city block to jail block and back.
Away from home: An audio journal
The absence of those in jail can be felt deeply by family members and loved ones.
In and out of the biggest mental health facility in Los Angeles
Meet LePriest Valentine, who kept winding up in the only sanctuary he could find after getting out of jail: Skid Row.
There's no glamour in a jailhouse wedding
All prisoners have the right to marry, but there are lots of restrictions. You can't exchange rings or request a special ceremony, there's thick glass separating the couple and even applying for the marriage license itself can be complicated. It may...
Thousands of Los Angeles County prisoners are housed in Pitchess Detention center, 50 miles from the inner city neighborhoods where police make many arrests. For visitors, the journey to the jail can take all day. The closest bus stop is a mile away...
Bail: How to buy your freedom [Explicit]
If you have the money, getting out of jail can be straightforward. If you don't, you're going to need some help.
Life on a million dollar block [Explicit]
One small neighborhood in Los Angeles accounted for hundreds of bookings into county jail over a five year period - and more than a million dollars in incarceration costs.
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Interesting tales of the California and Los Angeles criminal justice system. You’ll hear from public defenders, bail bonsmen, people who’ve been to jail, and people just trying to get by. All narrated by a soft-spoken guy with a British accent.
“Episode Unavailable” only
Doesn’t matter what podcast system I use-IT DOES NOT PLAY-only shows “Episode Unavailable” pretty lame they advertise non stop and now it doesn’t even play?! Get it together!
Should get ZERO stars for not playing 😡
Doing a great job on a world that most Americans are insulated from, giving a voice to folks most Americans don't want to know or hear about. Big shout out to JC Swadic(spelling?) the sound mix was really spot on!