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  • emYesterdays Monstersem
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    Yesterday's Monsters

    University of California Hastings College of the Law professor Hadar Aviram looked at California’s parole system through the life sentences given to those involved in the Manson Family…

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  • emFree Cyntoiaem
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    Free Cyntoia

    Cyntoia Brown-Long discussed her journey from prison to an advocate working to reform juvenile sentencing guidelines.

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  • Author Discussion on Ending Incarceration
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    Author Discussion on Ending Incarceration

    City University of New York Professor Ruth Gilmore and Princeton University Professor Naomi Murakawa discussed ending mass incarceration in the U.S.

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  • emCitizen Outlawem
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    Citizen Outlaw

    Yale’s Charles Barber talked about his Citizen Outlaw: One Man’s Journey from Gangleader to Peacekeeper. In his book he detailed the life of William “Juneboy” Outlaw, who went from convicted felon to…

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  • emThe Meaning of Lifeem
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    The Meaning of Life

    Marc Mauer, executive director of The Sentencing Project, talked about his book, The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences.

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  • emRiver of Fireem
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    River of Fire

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

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  • 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…

    233 views
  • 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.

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  • emChargedem
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    Charged

    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…

    589 views
  • emPractical Equalityem
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    Practical Equality

    American University law Professor Robert Tsai talkee about his book, Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation, in which he examined the legal arguments for equality through…

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  • 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.

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  • emRectifyem
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    Rectify

    Former Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent director Lara Bazelon discussed restorative justice.

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  • emJudicial Fortitudeem
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    Judicial Fortitude

    American Enterprise Institute’s Peter Wallison argued that the judiciary is partially responsible for the administrative arm of the executive branch taking over the legislative role of…

    744 views
  • Author Discussion on the US Prison System
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    Author Discussion on the U.S. Prison System

    Shane Bauer, author of American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment, and Debra Jo Immergut, author of Captives, discussed the prison system in the United States.…

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  • emAmerican Prisonem
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    American Prison

    Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer offered an inside look at American prisons after spending four months working undercover as a corrections officer in a Louisiana prison.

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  • emInsaneem
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    Insane

    Journalist Alisa Roth reported that nearly half the people in U.S. jails and prisons have a psychiatric disorder.

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  • Heather Ann Thompson Discusses emBlood in the Waterem
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    Blood in the Water

    Heather Ann Thompson talked about her book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, in which she recalls the Attica prison uprising that took place at the…

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  • emPrison Powerem
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    Prison Power

    Author Lisa Corrigan explored the personal and political impact that incarceration had on the leaders of the Black Liberation Movement in her book, Prison Power: How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black…

    644 views
  • After Words with Jon Newman
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    After Words with Jon Newman

    Judge Jon Newman talked about his book Benched: Abortion, Terrorists, Drones, Crooks, Supreme Court, Kennedy, Nixon, Demi Moore, and Other Tales from the Life of a Federal Judge, in which…

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  • After Words with Danielle Allen
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    After Words with Danielle Allen

    Professor Danielle Allen talked about her book Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A., in which she examines mass incarceration through the lens of her cousin Michael A., who served 11 years…

    1,873 views
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