20 episodes

From New Orleans, Louisiana, the world’s incarceration capital, stories at the intersection of human lives and the criminal legal system.

Unprisoned: Stories From The System Eve Abrams

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 45 Ratings

From New Orleans, Louisiana, the world’s incarceration capital, stories at the intersection of human lives and the criminal legal system.

    You Never Get Nothing Back They Take

    You Never Get Nothing Back They Take

    You Never Get Nothing Back They Take is a verité romp following Zelly and his lawyer Kelly as they attempt to retrieve Zelly's brand new iPhone from the New Orleans Police Department, whic had held it for four months.

    • 32 min
    Victim. Criminal. The Myth Of Difference.

    Victim. Criminal. The Myth Of Difference.

    Victim/Criminal tells the story of Hakeem Carter, who was brutally attacked while walking home from work one night.

    • 24 min
    Juvenile Justice Experts Discuss The Myth Of The Super Predator

    Juvenile Justice Experts Discuss The Myth Of The Super Predator

    This episode comes from a live panel discussion about juvenile justice that followed the premiere of The Myth of the Super Predator.

    • 9 min
    The Myth Of The Super Predator

    The Myth Of The Super Predator

    The Myth of the Super Predator debunks an idea first made famous by then-first lady Hillary Clinton, an idea we still haven't fully shaken off: that some children are beyond redemption.

    • 30 min
    Justice Is Blind To Money, Part 3: The City

    Justice Is Blind To Money, Part 3: The City

    The Myth Justice is Blind to Money, Part 3 investigates the impact of the Federal Court’s involvement in Orleans Parish’s practices of imposing bail, fines and fees. How do the mayor’s office, the city council, the state legislature, and the criminal court judges comply or not comply with Federal rulings? In an era where police allocations are being questioned, where should a city apportion its taxpayers’ money?

    • 15 min
    Justice Is Blind To Money, Part 2: The System

    Justice Is Blind To Money, Part 2: The System

    The Myth Justice is Blind to Money, Part 2, tells the story of one prior attempt to get rid of money bail and how this attempt was thwarted by the status quo. It’s a dive into systems and the difficulty of dismantling a system as complex as our nation’s criminal legal system.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

susietrenka ,

Excellent & important

So good and very much needed! The stories are told with intelligence and compassion, showing the humanity and complexity behind what is often reduced to news headlines and statistics. Deserves a wide audience.

Stepcast16 ,

Love each story!

Each story is unique, but intriguing. The episodes are short, which I like, and because they are short, the eps give you everything you need to know to get their point across. I'm now interested in the system in Louisiana & searching for more podcasts about this area. Hoping there will be a season 2!

CA Morgan S ,

Must listen on American prison system

This is a great podcast that shows how the American prison system systematically disadvantages a certain group of people. Very well done and worth a listen

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