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Criminal Justice

The Leonard Lopate Show

In Alabama, A Judge Can "Override" A Jury's Decision to Not Impose The Death Penalty

Monday, November 17, 2014

Alabama condemns more people to death, per capita, than any other state, and judges aim to be seen as tough on crime. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Bill Keller Wants You To Know About Criminal Justice

Monday, November 17, 2014

The former executive editor of the Times is now leading a nonprofit start-up about criminal justice. The first investigation looks at why many inmates don't get a final appeal.

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On The Media

Can Journalism Impact Criminal Justice?

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Marshall Project, a new not-for-profit investigative journalism organization, focuses its coverage on the American criminal justice system. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Held for Three Years on Riker's Island Without a Trial

Monday, November 03, 2014

A teenager spent more than a year and a half in solitary confinement on Riker's Island without ever standing trial. New Yorker contributor Jennifer Gonnerman tells us why.

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The Takeaway

Dallas Pulls Back the Curtain on Police Shootings

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Dallas Police Department is launching a website that details every officer-involved shooting over the last 12 years. Chief David Brown explains why. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Does Our Criminal Justice System Treat the Rich and Guilty Better Than the Poor and Innocent?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, on why he feels that the poor, wrongly condemned, and women and children can too often get lost in our criminal justice system. 

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The Takeaway

Death Penalty Debate Rages After DNA Clears Two

Friday, September 05, 2014

More than 30 years after being sentenced to death, Henry Lee McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown emerged from North Carolina prison doors on Wednesday as free men.

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The Takeaway

From Father to Son: Dealing with Police While Black

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A black father instructs his son on how to best handle police harassment, and recalls the similar conversations he had with his father about 40 years ago.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson: The Hard Realities of Race & Justice

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A longtime public defender examines how the events in Ferguson have highlighted a racial divide in the way communities see the criminal justice system.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chief Judge on Punishing Juvenile Offenders

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Chief Judge of New York State explains why he thinks the age of criminal responsibility should be raised.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Social History of Punishment

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What is punishment for?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cory Booker and Rand Paul Join Forces on Prison Reform

Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat, talks about legislation he and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a Republican, have introduced, called the REDEEM Act, to reform the criminal justice system. REDEEM stands for Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment, and also aims to increase the age of criminal responsibility.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Has Your Felony Conviction Ruined Your Life?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul are teaming on a bill that would make life easier for those who've served their time for non-violent felony convictions, from help with finding a job to stricter regulations about what remains on someone's record. Paul has also spoken out about wanting to change the laws regarding voting eligibility for non-violent felons in federal elections. We take calls from anyone who's served time about what life is like as an ex-con, and what the government can and should do to help.

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WNYC News

Is $1 Million a Year Justice for the Wrongfully Imprisoned?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Despite the $40 million settlement with the five men wrongfully convicted in the rape of a jogger in Central Park in 1989, there's no formula for how we compensate people imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit.

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WNYC News

Teen Who Stabbed Classmate Is Indicted for Manslaughter

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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Noel Estevez has been charged with second degree manslaughter instead of murder. The lesser offense means he will no longer be charged as an adult and his case will be moved to family court.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Criminal Justice and the Mentally Ill

Friday, June 13, 2014

Elizabeth Glazer, director of the mayor's Office of Criminal Justice and co-chair of the mayor's new Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System, talks about the issues they'll face as they devise recommendations to address cases where the civil rights of the mentally ill come up against demands for community safety.

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The Takeaway

How DNA Forever Changed Forensic Science

Monday, May 19, 2014

Before developing DNA analysis, hair analysis played a key role in identifying and convicting crime suspects. But now exonerations are forcing the criminal justice system to confront the limitations of hair analysis from days past.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway: Money, Access, and Diversity Take On Politics, the Internet, and Television

Monday, May 19, 2014

Net Neutrality: The View From Start-Up Silicon Valley | The Most Expensive Election in America | Tensions Between China & Vietnam Continue to Rise | Retro Report: How DNA Forever Changed Forensic Science | Why the Government Should Have Seen the Mortgage Crisis Coming | ABC Sitcom 'Fresh Off the Boat' ...

WNYC News

One Mother, an Anti-Violence Expert and a Recipe to Lower the Body Count

Monday, May 12, 2014

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Brunilda Rivera has been on a mission to keep her 17-year-old son safe, ever since he was assaulted in a nearby park in February.

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The Takeaway

How One Gang Took Control of a Baltimore Jail

Friday, April 11, 2014

Until recently, the Baltimore City Detention Center was controlled not by correctional officers, but by the Black Guerrilla Family gang, which managed a complex organized crime ring that extended outside the walls of the jail.

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