D.C. Council Approves Restoring Voting Rights to the Incarcerated [Web Exclusive]

July 10, 2020 felony disenfranchisement

Millions of people with felony convictions are barred from voting. Washington, D.C., wrestling with systemic racism, took a step toward greater inclusion by restoring these critical rights.

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[Bonus Clip] Birth Of #SayHerName, Featuring Andrea J. Ritchie

July 09, 2020 police brutality

Those calling for justice argue that Black women historically receive far less attention than men who've been killed by law enforcement.

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[Bonus Clip] How Slave-Era Tropes About Black Women Persist

July 07, 2020

Racist tropes about Black women developed during the slave era persist today.

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Why The 2020 Anti-Racism Uprisings Feel Different

June 05, 2020 civil liberties, mass incarceration, police brutality

A veteran of the 1967 Newark Rebellion discusses George Floyd's death, the culture of police brutality, and whether the recent mass movement can produce change.

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Florida Law Linking Legal Fees to Voting Eligibility Ruled Unconstitutional

May 26, 2020 mass incarceration, felony disenfranchisement

In 2018, Floridians approved the restoration of voting rights to people with felony convictions. A law decried as a "poll tax" was ruled unconstitutional.

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[EXCLUSIVE] San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Talks Bail, Sentencing Reforms & COVID-19

May 01, 2020 mass incarceration, COVID-19, bail reform

A career public defender is now on the other side of the law. We speak to Boudin about embracing reforms as district attorney of a prominent U.S. city, and combating COVID-19.

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Report: COVID-19 Jail Deaths Could Double U.S. Fatalities

April 23, 2020

Failing to significantly reduce jail populations could result in 100,000 more deaths than currently projected, a new ACLU report says.

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Expert Warns Of ‘Perilous’ Coronavirus Threat In Jails & Prisons [Podcast]

March 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is spreading across the country. Experts warn that jails and prisons are especially vulnerable to an outbreak.

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[Exclusive] Legendary Attorney James Goodale Talks Assange & Attacks on Free Press

February 24, 2020 civil liberties, Espionage Act, Julian Assange, press freedoms

Famed First Amendment attorney James Goodale discusses the criminalization of journalism and the U.S. government's crackdown on whistleblowers.

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New York Bail Reform: Tackling Mass Incarceration

December 30, 2019

New York's bail reform law goes into effect in January. This special podcast explains what this law does and how it will impact New Yorkers.

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