Audios on the Injustice System
A Most Unhappy New Year at Guantanamo
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan on 12/31/2015
Private Prison Exec Waves Off Criminal Justice Reform, Predicts More Profits
Written by Lee Fang. Published by The Intercept on December 22, 2015
A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his “segregation cell” at the Adelanto Detention Facility in Adelanto, California. The ICE facility is managed by the Geo Group.
From a first arrest to a life sentence
Clemency is the only way out for the thousands of nonviolent drug offenders serving life terms in federal prison
Published by The Washington Post. Story by Sari Horwitz Julie Tate contributed to this report.
Sharanda Jones — prisoner 33177-077
A mother and daughter separated by a life sentence by thewashingtonpost
Interrogation Techniques, Mental Illness Are 2 Reasons Why People Falsely Confess To Crimes
Written by Ali Venosa. Published by Medical Daily on December 15, 2015
A variety of factors can wear down a person's brain and manipulate them into giving a false confession. Ben Jefferey (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
In interview son says put him in solitary, Siegelman says he was targeted for being George W. Bush's enemy
Written by Jeremy Gray/ Published by AL.com on December 11, 2015
Don Siegelman isn’t just fighting for his freedom; he’s fighting or the integrity of our democracy
Democracy Now! 12/1/2015 Lori Berenson
Lori Berenson Returning to the United States After 20 Years in Peru; Hear Rare 1999 Prison Interview
The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham - Part 1
by Eve Mykytyn - Dissident Voice, November 07, 2015 - Global Research, November 09, 2015
The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham - Part 2
by Eve Mykytyn - Dissident Voice, November 14, 2015
Who Gets a Public Defender?
In St. Louis, Missouri, an effort to manage enormous caseloads left hundreds of the city's poorest without a lawyer.
Written by STEVEN HSIEH. Published by Pacific Standard Magazine on NOV 18, 2015
The exterior of 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo: Paul Sableman/Flickr)
No Man's Land: When Innocent Prisoners Are Released
By Karen Brown. November 8. 2015. NPR
Unlike prisoners who've served their sentences, prisoners who've been exonerated and released are not eligible for any re-entry programs from the state, and this is common across the country.
Sotomayor Calls Out Supreme Court For Letting Cops Get Away With ‘Shoot First, Think Later’ Approach
Published by Counter Current News on November 9, 2015. Article by M. David; image by #Op309 Media
Analysis By Maurice Chammah, 11.06.2015 The Marshall Project
Not everybody is aboard the criminal justice reform bandwagon. Here’s why.
What It's Like to Be a Teacher in Prison
November 2, 2015 By Anonymous for vicenews
Illustrations by Stephen Maurice Graham
Censored UN paper calling for decriminalization marks beginning of the end of drug war as we knew it
A UN agency censored an official paper calling for drug use decriminalization. But its message is here to stay.
By DANIEL DENVIR, October 27, 2015, Salon
Soldiers stand guard next to bags of marijuana being displayed to the media at a military base on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico. (Credit: Reuters/Tomas Bravo)
Imprisoned, flogged Saudi blogger Raif Badawi wins top EU rights prize
By Lorne Cook The Associated Press 10/29/2015
Wife's protest at embassy in Vienna
Supporters of jailed Saudi blogger start foundation to promote free speech
Why the death penalty might come to an end MPR newa staff, October 28, 2015 Original Article
MPR newa staff, October 28, 2015
How America Became the Most Imprisoned Nation in the World
October 2, 2015 by John Surico This article appears in VICE Magazine's October Prison Issue
Rehabilitation, Spies, and Goals at Uganda's Lone Maximum Security Prison
October 23, 2015 by Ben Ferguson published by Vice UK
This article appears in VICE UK's October Prison Issue
Chicago Cops Have “Disappeared” More than 7,000 People at Secret Interrogation Warehouse
October 20, 2015 (Article by Matt Agorist; from The Free Though Project)
The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing
How a proven tool may be anything but.
Written by KATIE WORTH and produced by The Marshall Project in partnership with Fusion and FRONTLINE.
What about the human error or altering of the results?
Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Can't Jail Our Way To A Just Society'
The Facebook CEO joined calls for justice reform after a visit to San Quentin State Prison.
By Matt Ferner, National Reporter, The Huffington Post Posted: 10/14/2015
JUSTIN SULLIVAN VIA GETTY IMAGES - Visitors arrive at San Quentin State Prison to see inmates perform in a production of Shakespeare's Julius Ceaser on May 15, 2015. Inmates performed two Shakespeare plays, Macbeth and Julis Ceaser, after eight months of rehearsals.
The “Nelson Mandela Rules” call for better treatment of prisoners
By Joe McCarthy on Oct. 13, 2015 at Global Citizen
Pope Francis on Prison: 'I, Too, Could Be Here'
By Cara H. Drinan, Law Professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.; juvenile justice advocate.
Huffington Post – Crime 9/21/2015
Why It’s So Hard to Fire an Abusive Prison Guard
By TOM ROBBINS of The Marshall Project
Corrections officials say he injured an inmate and lied about it. He’s still a state employee. He’s more the rule than the exception.
The Ulster Correctional Facility, the medium-security prison in Napanoch, N.Y., where the episode involving Ramon Fabian and Michael Bukowski occurred. NATHANIEL BROOKS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
U.S. Prisons and Jails Are Threatening the Lives of Pregnant Women and Babies
In These Times By Victoria Law 9/28/2015
Our 6-month investigation reveals the horrific and shameful conditions facing pregnant prisoners—and the inhumane treatment they receive.
Prison: America’s Most Vile Export?
The Atlantic by BAZ DREISINGER on SEP 30, 2015
The U.S. incarceration problem is now the world’s to solve.
Uprising 9/25/2015 with Sonali Kolhatkar
On today's show we'll feature a one-hour special on women and mass incarceration. We'll hear from an academic, a judge, and a former cop. Dr. Carl Hart will explain how the war on drugs aimed at women and mothers is based on bad science. Judge Pamela Alexander will shed light on racist drug sentencing disparities. And Jack Cole, founding member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition will explain the role of police in the war on drugs.
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