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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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    Judiciary Committee Policing Conference

    Members of the House Judiciary Committee’s Federal Bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group spoke to reporters following a meeting in Detroit with community leaders and law enforcement…

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    Commuted Sentences

    Gregory Korte talked about commutation, how it differs from a pardon, and the issue of mandatory minimum sentences. On August 3, 2016, President Obama commuted the sentences of 214 federal…

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    Justice Department Decision on Private Prisons

    Carl Takei talked about the Justice Department’s decision to end contracts with private prisons after officials concluded that such facilities are less safe and effective than federally run…

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    National Urban League Conference, Morning Session

    This session of the National Urban League’s 2016 conference featured two panel discussions moderated by Al Sharpton. The first panel was on criminal justice policy and the second was on…

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    After Words with Shaka Senghor

    Shaka Senghor talked about his book Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, in which he discusses his 19 years in prison and his life since his release. He was…

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    Open Phones with Baz Dreisinger

    Baz Dreisinger talked about her book, Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World, and responded to viewer comments and questions. She was interviewed at the…

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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Conservatives talked about methods to reform the criminal justice system. Panelists used examples of methods used by conservative state governments in efforts to lower costs to taxpayers, preserve families, and…

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    Discussion on Prisons

    Elizabeth Hinton, author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America and Baz Dreisinger, author of Incarceration Nations: A Journey to…

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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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    Economic Consequences of the Criminal Justice System

    Obama administration officials, journalists, business leaders, and economists discussed the economic consequences of the criminal justice system. A panel analyzed data from a report by the…

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    Rethinking Reform: Prisons in America

    Rethinking Reform: Prisons in America was the first-prize high school west division winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Daniela Mock-Zubia and Sofia Taglienti. Both…

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    Aleph Institute Summit on Prison Sentencing Laws, Part 2

    The Aleph Institute, a non-profit dedicated to helping prisoners and other groups, held a summit today/Monday on prison sentencing laws. Participants included federal judges, advocates, and…

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    Aleph Institute Summit on Prison Sentencing Laws, Part 1

    The Aleph Institute, a non-profit dedicated to helping prisoners and other groups, hosted a summit with law experts, lawmakers, state attorneys general, and federal judges on sentencing policy issues.…

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    Federal Prison Reform

    Alan Mollohan talked about recommendations made by his congressionally-appointed task force on possible changes to the federal prison system.

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    Children of Prisoners

    Panelists discussed the impact of incarcerated parents on children and the family structure. “What Happens to Children When Parents Go to Prison?” was part of the day-long event, “Race and Justice in…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Attorney General Loretta Lynch

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch was interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. She announced a new Justice Department grant program to reduce recidivism among adults and youth…

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    Prisoner Rehabilitation

    Nneka Jones Tapea, the executive director of the Cook County Department of Corrections, and Susan Burton, the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life Reentry project, discussed the challenges facing those…

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    Incarceration in the U.S.

    Three criminal justice experts talked about incarceration practices in the United States, in particular the dramatic increase in the prison population in recent decades and the role non-violent drug offenses played in that…

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    Criminal Justice in New Orleans

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) talked about efforts in his city to reduce both its incarceration and crime rates in tandem, the challenges to those efforts, and the lasting effects of Hurricane Katrina on criminal…

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