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  • 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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  • 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…

    139 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.

    382 views
  • 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…

    508 views
  • 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…

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  • 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…

    408 views
  • 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…

    852 views
  • 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…

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  • 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.

    422 views
  • President Trump Delivers Remarks at 2019 Prison Reform Summit and First Step Act Celebration
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    President Trump Remarks at White House Prison Reform Summit

    President Trump delivered remarks at the 2019 Prison Reform Summit at the White House. Several beneficiaries of the FIRST STEP Act, which granted early release to qualifying federal…

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  • CPAC Van Jones on Criminal Justice Reform
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    CPAC, Van Jones on Criminal Justice Reform

    The American Conservative Union hosted its annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington, DC. In this panel, CNN’s Van Jones and ACU Chair Matt Schlapp discussed…

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  • CPAC Pat Nolan on Criminal Justice
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    CPAC, Pat Nolan on Criminal Justice

    The American Conservative Union hosted its annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington, DC. This portion featured a discussion with the organization’s criminal…

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  • National Governors Association Winter Meeting Jobs and Criminal Justice
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    National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Jobs and Criminal Justice

    This portion of the National Governors Association annual winter meeting featured panel discussions on jobs, education, and training, as well as programs aimed at improving state criminal justice…

    1,422 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.

    2,779 views
  • Washington Journal Myesha Braden and Jeffrey Clayton Discuss Cash Bail Reform Efforts
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    Myesha Braden and Jeffrey Clayton on Cash Bail Reform Efforts

    Myesha Braden of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Jeffrey Clayton of the American Bail Coalition discussed cash bail reform efforts nationwide.

    2,647 views
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    Rectify

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

    695 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.…

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

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on a question about the First Step Act, which President Trump signed into law on December 21, 2018: “Do you believe in giving…

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

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on a question about the First Step Act, which President Trump signed into law on December 21, 2018: “Do you believe in giving…

    311 views
  • 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.

    433 views
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