Thursday, July 10, 2014
In our Morality show, we tell the story of Eastern State Penitentiary -- a radical new kind of prison engineered to crack into the hearts and minds of 19th-Century criminals, and make them feel true remorse.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Jail inmates in New Jersey pay almost 8 times as much for phone calls home than those in New York. We find out why.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
A look at the growing industry of "offender-funded justice" that profits from those who are unable to pay their unpaid tickets, fines, and court fees.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit at the age of 18, Damien Echols' story inspired Lorri Davis to write him a letter. Over the course of their 16-year correspondence, Echols and Davis grew to know each other, fall in love, and marry while he was still in prison.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Inspired by Orange Is the New Black, the NYCLU is launching a campaign to draw attention to conditions in prisons in Suffolk County.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
It's another area Putin wants Russia to dominate. 30 Greenpeace activists who disagreed were jailed and charged with piracy. Masha Gessen says their experience was an education in the brutality and corruption of Russia’s prison system.
Monday, May 26, 2014
On today’s Memorial Day show we're re-airing some favorite interviews from March. Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd—the three Americans who were captured by Iranian forces while they were hiking and were held for two years—tell us about being in prison and then finally being released. Carl Hoffman explains how he uncovered new evidence about the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961. We’ll look at the diaries of George F. Kennan, who devised the policy of containment during the Cold War. Bruce Dancis talks about becoming an anti-war activist in the 1960s—and going to prison for resisting the draft during Vietnam.
Friday, May 02, 2014
More than five years after the biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression, only one major banker has gone to prison for crimes contributing to the Great Recession. The lack of prosecutions have deep roots in the Department of Justice.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Clayton D. Lockett suffered a massive heart attack Tuesday night after a bungled execution by lethal injection. Critics say secrecy laws in Oklahoma and other states about both the drugs and the manufacturers turn inmates into guinea pigs.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
By Matt Katz : New Jersey Public Radio
Once upon a time, the U.S. Attorney in Newark was investigating the governor in Trenton for corruption. Today, that U.S. Attorney, Chris Christie, is now a governor under investigation himself by a different U.S. Attorney, and he has formed an unlikely friendship with Jim McGreevey, the former governor he once ...