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Some dynamic duos solve crime, some commit crime, and some just like to talk about it. Get comfortable and let premier Denver criminal defense attorneys Russell Hebets and Colin McCallin break down legal issues for you in a lighthearted, easy-to-follow style. Whether you're looking for advice that might help you out of a jam, or you're interested in legal current events from around the country, or you just want to sound smart at a party, the guys at Is This Legal? have you covered.Credit to ...
 
From the Oregon Center on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice, this series shines a light on partnerships that are moving the dial, leading to better solutions and outcomes for people who may become involved with the justice system due to experiencing behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, or neurocognitive concerns. We talk with guests representing prominent voices from government, the judicial system, public safety, healthcare, and the broader community throughout m ...
 
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Prison Bag

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Prison Bag

Rebecca Lloyd-Evans, Josie Bevan, Alan Hall

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Prison bag is a family story. As the cell door slams on Josie Bevan's husband, windows open to a community that was previously hidden in plain sight. One family's frank and unflinching confrontation with the prison system.
 
This award-winning and Peabody-nominated podcast documents how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards. Reporters travel around the country and hear from people directly impacted by their encounter with jails and to chronicle the progress ground-up efforts have made in diversion, bail reform, recidivism, adoption of technology and other crucial aspects of the move toward decarceration at local levels.
 
Sometimes challenging, often disturbing, occasionally absurd, always timely: Criminal Injustice explores the most complex and urgent issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system in conversation with the field's most knowledgeable experts. Professor David Harris and guests take on everything from racial bias to use of force... from surveillance technology to mass incarceration... and from police abuse and misconduct to the astonishing, frequently hilarious misdeeds of "Lawyers Behaving Badl ...
 
Editor Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H., and Podcast Editor and Co-Host Josh Berezin, M.D., M.S., discuss key aspects of research recently published by Psychiatric Services (https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/), a journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Tune in to Psychiatric Services From Pages to Practice to learn about the latest mental health services research and why it is relevant. Topics include community-based treatment programs, collaborative care, evidence-based treatment and service ...
 
Welcome to the Beyond Fear Podcast. We are your hosts, Alexa Sardina and Alissa Ackerman. This podcast is a labor of love, created by two friends and criminologists who have spent their entire careers studying everything about sex crimes.The twist? We are also both survivors of sexual violence and as "survivor scholars" we approach our work with both hats on.Join us as we take you Beyond Fear.Check out our website at www.beyondfearpodcast.com and follow us on Twitter @fearcrimes and Instagra ...
 
Sky-high drug prices. Mass incarceration. Predatory lending. These are the surface-level symptoms of broken systems. To find answers, we must peel back the layers and look deeper. Join Arnold Ventures Co-Chair and host Laura Arnold as she shares the mike with leading data-driven experts in this podcast by the Arnold Ventures philanthropy that explores market failures in health care, criminal justice, education, and public finance — and how to fix them.
 
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Un:Just

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Calum McCrae

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It is now almost universally accepted that our criminal justice system is broken. Anyone who has experienced its inner workings has a story to tell; from the accused to victims of crime, lawyers to probation officers, witnesses to judges. A decade of unparalleled cuts has completely reshaped our idea of criminal justice, an idea that was once envied globally. In Un:Just, we provide a space to tell the stories of that broken system. Visit thejusticegap.com https://soundcloud.com/ed-starkey-17 ...
 
We know you've got time to listen to this podcast about Orange is the New Black. Each week we're going to dive deep into an episode from OITNB Season 4. Host Erin Qualey is an experienced therapist and will invite various professionals in the mental health and criminal justice fields onto the podcast each week to discuss and fact check the show as well as process all our feels. But we're not in this alone. Join us! You can contact the podcast on Twitter @YouveGotTimePod, via email at YouveGo ...
 
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We know that every part of the criminal justice system needs transformational change. We’ve heard this about police, prosecution, the courts, and prisons. But what about public defense systems? We talk to Jonathan Rapping, founder and president of Gideon’s Promise, a national organization supporting public defenders, and the author of “Gideon’s Pro…
 
Here is the sequel you’ve been waiting for. The boys are back and bringing you the newest developments in the tragic Gabby Petito case. Russ and Colin discuss strangulation, domestic violence, and whether the Moab Police Department are to blame for Gabby Petito’s death. Plus, we put a loyal listener to the test and bring you another Dumb Criminal o…
 
Kevin Fitts, Executive Director of the Oregon Mental Health Consumers Association discusses: The focus of the Oregon Mental Health Consumers Association; The importance of the voices of people with lived experience at the table; The need for a tiered system to meet people where they are when they seek help before they are in crisis; Peer respite to…
 
Dr. Debra A. Pinals, M.D., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss two forthcoming articles from Psychiatric Services looking at persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in mental health systems. The first paper addresses clinical considerations, and the second looks at policy and systems considerations. Dr. Pinals is a Clinical …
 
We wanted to see what has happened since we first reported on mental health interventions for arrestees in Miami, how the "bond angels" save lives in New Orleans, and what the digital police surveillance network called Project Greenlight has meant for Detroit. Reported by Danny Rivero, Eve Abrams and Sonia Paul. Find a resource guide and annotated …
 
When something goes catastrophically wrong with a police action, we ask whose fault it was. Who made the mistake? Focusing on who’s to blame is a key question for justice. But what if we want to prevent similar errors going forward? How do we fix the system that allowed the mistake to happen? We look at root cause analysis in the Criminal justice s…
 
This special roundtable of experts looks at how policing and incarceration practices are impacting COVID-19 rates in BIPOC communities around the country. Because being jailed means an increased risk of getting COVID-19, those released might unknowingly bring the virus home, putting their loved ones and communities at risk. Our editor, Jen Chien, m…
 
The discovery of Gabby Petito's body recently in Wyoming, and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie's unusual behavior in the weeks after her disappearance, raise legal questions: could Laundrie's parents be liable for helping cover up a crime? What tactics will authorities use to draw out information in the case? Also features an intriguing Is This Legal? …
 
Judge Suzanne Chanti & Judge Nan Waller, Circuit Courts Judges and Co-chairs of the Chief Justice’s Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (BHAC) discuss: Stigma, lack of resources, and the impact on procedural justice; The role of a compassionate community in changing the system; Building in flexibility to meet people where they are with the acknowl…
 
Nearly one in two Black women in the US have a loved one who has been impacted by our carceral system. Many become de facto civilian experts as a result. Some rise to lead as outside catalysts for change. And now, scores of Black women are joining the ranks—as officers of the court, police, judges—to manage and advance a system that has had such an…
 
As the country looks for better alternatives to police for people in crisis, Eugene, Oregon’s CAHOOTS is the model. So what happens when a much bigger city tries this approach? In this episode, we talk to Colorado Public Radio journalist David Sachs, who has been reporting on the STAR program, in Denver – an attempt to do for his city what CAHOOTS …
 
The saying goes that “justice delayed is justice denied.” One part of Illinois’ judicial system has had an outsized role in delaying justice for decades: the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Home to Chicago, Cook County’s court system is massive, with more than a dozen courthouses generating millions of records. And in the records disarray, …
 
Ooh boy, this one's a sizzler. First, the backstory: in episode 56, Colin and Russ discussed the widely-publicized assault on Karen Garner, an elderly woman with dementia, by officers of the Loveland Police Department in Colorado. In this episode, the guys are joined by Karen's attorney, Sarah Schielke, fresh off securing a three-million dollar set…
 
Judge Suzanne Chanti & Judge Nan Waller, Circuit Courts Judges and Co-chairs of the Chief Justice’s Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (BHAC) discuss: The definition of procedural justice, which is also known as procedural fairness; The importance of slowing down and using plain language, listening, and involving people in the court process; How …
 
There’s a place in rural St. Johns, Arizona, where teens who have encounters with officers of the law can play pool, make music, and get mentored instead of going to jail. It’s called The Loft, and it’s the brainchild of a judge who wanted to save the county hundreds of millions of dollars and divert young people towards the support many were not g…
 
When people experience a mental health crisis or homelessness, the best person to help may not be a uniformed and armed police officer. So, who ya gonna call? We talk to journalist Rowan Moore Gerety, who has investigated the CAHOOTS program, in Eugene, Oregon. His story, “An Alternative to Police That Police Can Get Behind,” was published in The A…
 
Dr. Ramon Goings is the founder of the Done Dissertation Coaching Program. He currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture interdisciplinary doctoral program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Goings is an expert on gifted/high-achieving Black male student success in PK-20 settings and diversifyin…
 
Here's one for all the true crime fans. Suzanne Morphew's disappearance has attracted a lot of media attention lately, and it's clear why: the story has a love triangle, mysterious circumstantial evidence, and plenty of room for juicy speculation. The case is now before a judge to decide whether there's probable cause to proceed to trial. What are …
 
Terry Schroeder, OHA Civil Commitment Coordinator within the Certification, Licensure, and Technical Assistance Department discusses: Who is the examiner and what do they do in the process; What the bar is for an initial commitment versus if there is expanded criteria; The nuance around if someone is willing and able to participate voluntarily in t…
 
Criminal Injustice returns with new episodes in September 2021. Until then, we're reposting some of our favorite interviews. This episode originally appeared September 17, 2019. Urban violence kills thousands of Americans every year. It accounts for almost three quarters of the murders in the U.S., and it traps a huge number of people in poverty, b…
 
Peabody Award-nominated podcast 70 Million is coming back for our fourth season! Join us for more in-depth reporting and rich narrative storytelling from communities impacted by the carceral complex. We'll bring you updates from previous seasons and new dispatches from the frontlines of criminal legal system reform. First episode launches September…
 
Deborah K. Padgett, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Daniel Herman, M.S.W., Ph.D., join Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss a potentially effective and affordable approach to ending homelessness for many Americans by extending the authorization that U.S. health authorities gave to shelter providers to move residents into hotels. Dr. Padgett is a Professor at Ne…
 
Criminal Injustice returns with new episodes in September 2021. Until then, we're reposting some of our favorite interviews. This episode originally appeared April 27, 2021. When someone goes to prison, it can destroy the family left behind – and even more so when no one really knows what happened. But then, what does the family do years later, whe…
 
The boys are back in town! After a little summer hiatus, Russ and Colin jump back on the mic to discuss a topic you've probably wondered about: why should we bother defending people who are obviously guilty? Why give them the chance to evade justice? Why should someone like Bill Cosby go free on a technicality, when he was already convicted in a co…
 
Terry Schroeder, OHA Civil Commitment Coordinator within the Certification, Licensure, and Technical Assistance Department discusses: What civil commitment looks like in the state of Oregon; Civil commitment placements within the continuum of care, not just at the state hospital; What is considered at different steps within the civil commitment pro…
 
Rory Elliott and Woods Ervin from Critical Resistance’s newspaper, The Abolitionist, join the show for a wide-ranging conversation on abolitionist media. According to their website, The Abolitionist, sometimes lovingly referred to as The Abbey, “launched in the spring of 2005 as a bilingual publication dedicated to the strategy and practice of pris…
 
Criminal Injustice returns with new episodes in September 2021. Until then, we're reposting some of our favorite interviews. This episode originally appeared April 13, 2021. In the US, the local prosecutor – usu the district attorney has a huge influence on the criminal system. The DA influences who gets prosecuted, for what, how long they serve if…
 
Earlonne Woods and Yahya Johnson of Ear Hustle, the acclaimed podcast, join DA Boudin and Rachel for the powerful and deeply personal Season 2 finale. The episode focuses on how the criminal legal system treats people who are incarcerated—and how it needs to improve. Earlonne and Yahya share their personal accounts of their time in prison; explain …
 
Criminal Injustice returns with new episodes in September 2021. Until then, we're reposting some of our favorite interviews. This episode originally appeared March 23, 2021. For years, advocates for better policing have pushed various reforms: consent decrees, civilian oversight, body cameras. But after George Floyd’s death and 2020, is reform stil…
 
Holly Noon is an Entrepreneur, Mother, HR Consultant, Positive Influencer, Anti-Racism, Advocate, University of Central Florida Alum where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice. She also received a Master’s Degree from the University of Florida. She owns HR Connection LLC, which provides service…
 
Ari Wagner, Chief Operating Officer for Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc (GOBHI) and the Director of Operations which is the department that The Center is under. Ari discusses: Why scaring, educating, and exercising someone out of crime doesn’t work; Exposure to childhood trauma as a risk factor for engagement in the criminal justice system an…
 
Criminal Injustice returns with new episodes in September 2021. Until then, we're reposting some of our favorite interviews. This episode originally appeared Feb 9, 2021. Leaving incarceration, and returning to life outside of prison. It’s a difficult process, and many end up back behind bars. What does it take to make it work? What more can be don…
 
"Solidarity is always intentional, always messy." Pancho Argüelles is the executive director of the Living Hope Wheelchair Association, a community-based organization of migrants with spinal cord injuries. Born in Mexico City, for more than thirty years now he has worked on human rights issues in Mexico, Central America, and the United States. Anim…
 
Dr. Shanna L. Howell was named the Dean of the Bristol Community College New Bedford Campus in August 2019 after working as Director of Student Success at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Shanna earned her Bachelor of Science in sociology at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga.; her Master of Science in adult learning and org…
 
Criminal Injustice returns with new episodes in September,ber 2021. Until then, we're reposting some of our favorite interviews. This episode originally appeared December 15, 2020. More US jurisdictions are questioning the use of money bail systems for pretrial release from jail. But many in law enforcement and the bail bond industry say this will …
 
In this powerful, must-listen episode, DA Boudin and Rachel are joined by Danielle Sered, the Executive Director of Uncommon Justice, to talk about the process known as restorative justice. While breaking down some of the myths and facts about restorative justice, this episode explores the ways the criminal legal system can better center crime vict…
 
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