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  • Diversity in the Federal Judiciary
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    Diversity in the Federal Judiciary

    The Center for American Progress hosted a discussion on diversity of federal judges and the impact of the lack of diversity on litigants, legal decisions, and the justice system. Panelists…

  • Women in the Criminal Justice System
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    Women in the Criminal Justice System

    A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing examining women in the criminal justice system. Among the witnesses were Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, and Cynthia Shank, a…

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    River of Fire

    Sister Helen Prejean spoke about her life and her work to abolish the death penalty.

  • Author Discussion on Criminal Justice
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    Author Discussion on Criminal Justice

    John Pfaff, author of Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform; Rachel Barkow, author of Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass…

  • Free Minds Book Club
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    Free Minds Book Club

    BookTV presented coverage of Free Minds Book Club, which takes place twice a month with inmates at the Washington, D.C., Jail.

  • Washington Journal Mark Berman Discusses Death Penalty Announcement
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    Mark Berman on Death Penalty Announcement

    Washington Post national reporter Mark Berman discussed the Department of Justice’s plans to restart executions of federal death row inmates. There has been a moratorium on the death…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers responded to the question, “Do you support the federal government resuming capital punishment?” On Thursday the Department of Justice announced it would resume executions of death…

  • Deputy Attorney General Rosen Holds News Conference on FIRST STEP Act Implementation
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    Deputy Attorney General Rosen on FIRST STEP Act Implementation

    Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen gave an update on the implementation of the FIRST STEP Act, a criminal justice reform bill signed into law in 2018 that grants early release to…

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    New York Magazine’s Emily Bazelon took part in a discussion of her book, Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration, in which she reported on the…

  • Newsmakers with Carrie Severino
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    Newsmakers with Carrie Severino

    Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative legal advocacy group, talked about key recent Supreme Court decisions. Topics included her organization’s legislative and political…

  • Attorney General Barr Speaks to US Attorneys
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    Attorney General Remarks to U.S. Attorneys

    Attorney General William Barr addressed a gathering of U.S. attorneys at the Justice Department. Before delivering his remarks, Mr. Barr played the bagpipes with the New York Police…

  • Senator Mazie Hirono Delivers Keynote Address at American Constitution Society Convention
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    American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Convention

    Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) delivered the keynote address at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy’s 2019 convention. She criticized Republicans for packing the federal courts with…

  • Washington Journal Aviva Stahl Discusses Prisoner Treatment  Hunger Strikes
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    Aviva Stahl on Prisoner Treatment and Hunger Strikes

    Aviva Stahl talked about her special investigation piece for The Nation Magazine, “Gag Order,” which looks at the treatment of prisoners in a U.S. super maximum security prison in Colorado. This…

  • emInsult to Injury  Responses to Intimate Abuseem
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    Insult to Injury: Responses to Intimate Abuse

    Ms. Mills discussed her book, Insult to Injury: Rethinking our Responses to Intimate Abuse, in which she asserts that current domestic violence strategies often overlook the individual needs of women…

  • Judge James Buckley at National Review Institute Ideas Summit
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    Judge James Buckley at National Review Institute Ideas Summit

    The National Review Institute hosted its Ideas Summit in Washington, DC. The event concluded with keynote remarks by Judge James Buckley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of…

  • Incarceration in the Late 20th Century
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    Incarceration in the Late 20th Century

    Professor Dan Berger talked about the U.S prison system in the late 20th century and the politics behind it. He spoke about how mass incarceration arose in response to the unexpected ways…

  • Discussion on Eastern State Penitentiary
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    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Nick Gillette gave a tour of the world’s first penitentiary, opened in 1829 by the state of Pennsylvania. The prison was a new experiment in reform of criminals and was copied all over the…

  • Washington Journal John Koufos Discusses Reentry Programs for ExConvicts
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    John Koufos on Reentry Programs for Ex-Convicts

    John Koufos of Right on Crime talked about criminal justice reform and reentry programs for ex-convicts.

  • Washington Journal Bart Jansen Discusses Grand Jury Secrecy Rules
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    Bart Jansen on Grand Jury Secrecy Rules

    USA Today justice and homeland security reporter Bart Jansen spoke by phone about secrecy rules when it comes to grand juries.

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the question “Have you served on a grand jury?”

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