#1182 Wrongheaded laws and prosecutors (Injustice System)

Air Date: 5–8-2018

Today we take a look at how we came to have some of the mandatory minimum laws that we do, how they came out of a sense of desperation from an underserved and ignored community, and how prosecutors have used those laws to make things worse. But there is hope to turn this around.

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Locking up our own, good intentions and underestimating the harm of lockup - Jacobin Radio - Air Date 7-22-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Swapping Tubes - Studio J

Ch. 4: Act 2: Why prosecutors, not cops, are the keys to criminal justice reform Part 1 - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 8-22-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Petra - Lathe

Ch. 6: Act 3: Locking up our own, how desperation created polices that made things worse - Jacobin Radio - Air Date 7-22-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  On Early Light - Cholate

Ch. 8: Act 4: Why prosecutors, not cops, are the keys to criminal justice reform Part 2 - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 8-22-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Cat's Eye - Marble Run

Ch. 10: Act 5: Shaun King: Real Justice TEAMS - Real Justice - Air Date 4-10-18 

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Donder - Darby

Ch. 12: Act 6: Adam Foss: A prosecutor's vision for a better justice system - TEDTalks - Air Date: 3-21-16


Ch. 13: Straightening out some views from the left - Craig from Ohio

Ch. 14: Response to V from NY about the history of power in the black community - Marguerite from Fortuna, CA

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent

Ch. 15: Final comments on the production choices of the show

Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)



Get involved in your state's District Attorney elections: Join Real Justice Local Teams

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Read "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander

Read "Locking Up Our Own" by James Forman Jr.

Read "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson

Read "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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