Should We Give Prisoners a College Education? | What Sebelius's Resignation Means for the ACA | Colin Firth on Torture, Redemption & 'The Railway Man'
Friday, April 11, 2014
Should We Give Prisoners a College Education? | How One Gang Took Control of a Baltimore Jail | What Sebelius's Resignation Means for the ACA & Midterm Elections | Movie Reviews of This Week's Big Releases | Colbert Sheds Character for 'Late Show' Chair | What 'Heartbleed' Says About What ...
Monday, March 31, 2014
In 1998, five former inmates founded the privately funded Hudson Link for Higher Education, which enables incarcerated men and women to earn a college diploma. Since partnering with Mercy College, Sing Sing prisoners are able to receive the same curriculum and diploma as on-campus students. Sean Pica, a former inmate who helped found and runs the Hudson Link for Higher Education, and Timothy Skousen, director of the film “The University of Sing Sing,” discusses the transformation that occurs when inmates receive not only a college diploma, but also a chance at redemption and a reason to hope. “The University of Sing Sing” debuts on HBO March 31.
Monday, March 31, 2014
On today’s show: we’ll talk to the former head of Iran’s largest student organization, who fled the country after being held in solitary confinement for 100 days. Filmmaker Timothy Skousen on the program at Sing Sing prison that has allowed inmates to earn a college degree. He’s joined by one of the program’s founders. Our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America examines the effects poverty has on health and mental health. And food writer Michael Ruhlman tells us about his new cookbook devoted to eggs.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
New York's unprecedented restrictions on the use of solitary confinement places the state at the forefront on one issue in an emerging national debate about the criminal justice system.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Bernard Kerik, recent federal prison inmate, former New York City Police Commissioner and author of The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice (Regan Books, 2001) talks about his post-incarceration activism on behalf of sentencing reform.
Monday, January 06, 2014
Michael Jacobson, director of the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance, professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, and former head of the Vera Institute and NYC correction commissioner from 1995 - 1998, looks at how incarceration rates have changed in NYC, both pre-trial and post-sentencing.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Just before his visit to the U.S. back in September, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a bold statement to the West by freeing 11 political prisoners. But one American of Iranian descent — with no political ties — is still being held at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, which has held political prisoners since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Former US Marine Amir Hekmati has been detained at Evin for more than two years. His Congressman, along with the United Nations and his family, including his sister Sarah Hekmati, are desperately seeking his release.
Suffering in Silence: College Kids & Suicide | Obama Commutes Sentences of Eight Federal Inmates | What to Get the Kids? High Tech Toys that Teach
Friday, December 20, 2013
Suffering in Silence: College Kids & Suicide | What to Get the Kids? High Tech Toys that Teach | Surprise Pardon: Putin Frees His Rival Khodorkovsky | Obama Commutes Sentences of Eight Federal Inmates | Movie Date: 'American Hustle,' 'Anchorman 2,' 'Her' | Actor Ralph Fiennes Explores the Hidden Life ...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is accusing the president of the Corrections Officers Union, Norman Seabrook, of deliberately ordering a slowdown in the delivering of inmates from Rikers Island to courtrooms across the city, Seabrook hasn't commented, but on his weekly radio show he said he would address the issue on Monday.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Robert Blecker, New York Law School professor, death penalty advocate and author of The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice among the Worst of the Worst (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), says his research in prisons shows that punishment is perversely practiced today where the worst criminals often live under better circumstances than those with more hope for rehabilitation. While he supports the death penalty, he argues that harsher treatment for those convicted of the worst crimes could make it less likely to be imposed.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
More than 800 correctional officers at two federal prisons in New York City have been working without pay since the partial government shutdown went into effect Oct. 1.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
In the first transfer of prisoners in nearly a year, the Pentagon has announced that two Algerians being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will be transferred out. According to their files, were recommended to be sent home in 2007. Joining The Takeaway is Carol Rosenberg, reporter for the Miami Herald. She explains why the Pentagon has decided to move the two men.