PODCASTS

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Ear Hustle is about the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration.

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Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice tells the stories of young lives forever changed by collisions with law and order. 

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Decarcerated highlights the journeys of people who have spent time in prison and tells their stories of redemption, resilience, and success. 

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With(in) is committed to shifting the conversation on who is in prison, specifically within the Colorado Department of Corrections, through conversations with incarcerated people in Colorado and others in and around the system

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Decarceration Nation radically re-imagines America's criminal justice system with first-hand experience, research to educate, inspire change, and communicate the broad scope of the changes that need to happen.   

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NEW THINKING introduces listeners to the best and brightest in the field: practitioners and academics who are spearheading meaningful justice reforms across the country and around the globe. 

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Criminal (In)Justice explores the most complex and urgent issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system in conversation with the field's most knowledgeable experts.

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Justice In America explains a new criminal justice issue each episode, featuring conversations with experts and advocates. 

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Incarceration, Inc. is a 4-part series that explores what's behind the staggering number of individuals locked in the criminal justice system, and discusses solutions to what has become a national pandemic. 

BOOKS & ESSAYS

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Just Mercy is a true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to end mass incarceration in America — from one of the most inspiring lawyers of our time.

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is an account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement.

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The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences forceful and necessary argument for eliminating life sentences, including profiles of six people directly impacted by life sentences.

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The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America argues that America’s move to mass incarceration from the 1960s to the early 2000s was more than just a response to crime or a collection of policies adopted in isolation; it was a grand social experiment.

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Too Easy To Keep: Life-Sentenced Prisoners and the Future of Mass Incarceration draws on extensive interviews with lifers and with prison staff, charting the challenges that a life sentence poses—both to the prisoners and to the staffers charged with caring for them.

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Making Good: How Ex-convicts Reform and Rebuild Their Lives is a narrative analysis of the lives of repeat offenders who, by all statistical measures, should have continued on the criminal path but instead have created lives of productivity and purpose.

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A Grip of Time (prison slang for a very long sentence behind bars) takes readers into a world most know little about—a maximum-security prison—and into the minds and hearts of the men who live there. These men, who are serving out life sentences for aggravated murder, join a fledgling Lifers' Writing Group started by award-winning author Lauren Kessler.