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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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    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…

    491 views
  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

    1,360 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.

    2,002 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.

    1,858 views
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    Rectify

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

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  • 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.…

    378 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…

    335 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…

    306 views
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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.

    422 views
  • President Trump Signs First Step and Juvenile Justice Reform Acts
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    President Trump First Step and Juvenile Justice Reform Acts Signing

    President Trump signed two criminal justice reform bills, the First Step Act and the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, in an Oval Office ceremony with lawmakers, faith leaders, law enforcement…

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  • Senators Hail Passage of Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill
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    Senators on Passage of First Step Act

    Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Scott (R-SC) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) held a press conference on Capitol Hill on the First Step…

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  • Washington Journal Shon Hopwood Discusses Criminal Justice Reform
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    Shon Hopwood on Criminal Justice Reform and the First Step Act

    Professor Shon Hopwood talked about his efforts toward criminal justice reform. More specifically he discussed a House-passed prison reform bill, the First Step Act, that would reduce…

    400 views
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