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  • emBlood in the Waterem
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    Blood in the Water

    Heather Ann Thompson talked about her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. This event was part of the Chicago Tribune Printers…

  • emBecoming Ms Burtonem
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    Becoming Ms. Burton

    Susan Burton talked about her book Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women. In her book, she recalls her journey from incarceration to becoming…

  • emAnatomy of Innocenceem
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    Anatomy of Innocence

    Laura Caldwell and Leslie Klinger talked about their book Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted, in which they present the stories of 14 exonerated inmates. Each of…

  • Washington Journal Jessica Pishko Discusses Resentencing of Juveniles Serving Life in Prison
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    Jessica Pishko on Juvenile Life Sentences Without Parole

    Jessica Pishko talked about her recent investigation and subsequent article in The Nation on the re-sentencing of juveniles serving life in prison. This program was part of a “Washington…

  • Washington Journal Kevin Johnson Discusses Security at Federal Prisons
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    Kevin Johnson on Security at Federal Prisons

    Kevin Johnson talked about his USA Today story about a lack of security personnel at federal maximum security prisons.

  • emLocked Inem
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    Locked In

    Professor John Pfaff talked about his book Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration-and How to Achieve Real Reform, in which he examines the impact of criminal justice reforms on…

  • emIncarceration Nationem
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    Incarceration Nation

    Incarceration Nation was one of the second-place high school central division winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Mary Sier, a senior at Royal Oak High School in Royal Oak,…

  • 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…

  • Washington Journal Bernadette Rabuy Discusses Mass Incarceration in the US
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    Bernadette Rabuy on Mass Incarceration in the U.S.

    Bernadette Rabuy talked about her Prison Policy Initiative group’s recently released report on the 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States.

  • Washington Journal Carl Takei Discusses Private Prisons
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    Carl Takei on Private Prisons

    Carl Takei talked about the Justice Department’s decision to reverse course on an Obama administration plan to phase out private prisons.

  • Washington Journal Anne Kim Discusses the Cash Bail System
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    Cash Bail System in the U.S.

    Anne Kim talked about her article in Washington Monthly on the cash bail system and its impact on U.S. communities. This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting…

  • Burton and Anita Folsom Discuss emDeath on Holdem
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    Death on Hold

    Burton and Anita Folsom talked about their book, Death on Hold: A Prisoner’s Desperate Prayer and the Unlikely Family Who Became God’s Answer. This interview, recorded on the campus of Hillsdale…

  • Discussion Focuses on ReEntry Following Incarceration
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    Criminal Justice System

    Nicholas Turner spoke about the state of the criminal justice system and what needs to be done to advance change. He showed a brief video. This was the opening keynote address of the forum…

  • ReEntry Following Incarceration
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    Re-Entry Following Incarceration

    Policy analysts and former prison inmates talked about the importance of education and job training for inmates. They spoke about a variety of topics, including academic counseling, mentoring services, and some of…

  • Education and Training in Correctional Institutions
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    Education and Training in Correctional Institutions

    State and federal policy analysts and correctional education administrators talked about inmate job training and education during incarceration. They also discussed some of the barriers that prevent access to…

  • Randall Horton and Michael McRay Discuss emHookem and emWhere the River Bendsem
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    Hook and Where the River Bends

    Randall Horton, author of Hook: A Memoir, and Michael McRay, author of Where the River Bends: Considering Forgiveness in the Lives of Prisoners, discuss their respective books. They spoke…

  • emFrom the War on Poverty to the War on Crimeem
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    From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

    Professor Elizabeth Hinton talked about her book From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, in which she traces the rise of incarceration in…

  • emCrossing the Yardem
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    Crossing the Yard

    Richard Shelton talked about his book Crossing the Yard: Thirty Years as a Prison Volunteer, in which he chronicles his time as a volunteer creative writing teacher at a local prison. C-SPAN’s Local…

  • Washington Journal Marc Mauer on Felons Voting Rights
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    Felons' Voting Rights

    Marc Mauer talked about limitations to convicted felons' right to vote and the report released October 6, 2016, by the Sentencing Project, Six Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony…

  • Washington Journal Seth Freed Wessler on Federal Inmates Health Care
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    Health Care of Federal Inmates

    Seth Freed Wessler talked by video from New York City about his investigation into prisoner health care at privately-run federal prison facilities. His report cites instances of substandard care…

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