#959 The need to do better (Mass Incarceration)

Air date: 10-9-15

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Today we take a look at the fundamental flaws of our criminal justice system and the emerging consensus that we need to make the changes necessary to do better

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Mass Incarceration Causing More Crime Than It Prevents - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 07-31-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Cospiratore - Old Splendifolia

00:07:09 Ch. 4: Act 2: Brutal Fees Punish Families Of Prison Inmates - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-19-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Pale Rider - Ben McElroy

00:15:43 Ch. 6: Act 3: America’s Prison Problem - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 8-6-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: N/A

00:27:16 Ch. 8: Act 4: Mapping out the mass incarceration of black males - Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHPshow) - Air Date 9-19-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: the cherry tree - Burning Bright

00:37:24 Ch. 10: Act 5: Prison Reform To Reduce Sentences Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-30-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Llegare - Dom La Nena

00:42:35 Ch. 12: Act 6: Support Bipartisan #JusticeReformNOW via @cut_50 — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: The Poet - Shihan

00:45:53 Ch. 14: Act 7: Bryan Stevenson (@eji_org): Just Mercy and how the shame of our past should drive us to do better - Arts and Ideas (@BBCRadio3) - Air Date: 7-14-15


01:02:02 Ch. 15: A couple more thoughts on giving advice - Anonymous

01:03:17 Ch. 16: Response to the comments about trench coats - Alyson from Colorado

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:04:49 Ch. 17: Final comments about Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (Go read it!)

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Support Bipartisan #JusticeReformNOW via @cut_50

Take Action:

SIGN: "Demand that Congress take action to roll back the incarceration industry in America” via #cut50

Sources/further reading:

"FAMM: House Sentencing Reform Compromise Another Step in Right Direction” via Families Against Mandatory Minimums

“Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act” — the full legislation

"Here's One Thing Washington Agreed On This Week: Sentencing Reform” via NPR

"Senators Announce Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act” — announcement from the Judiciary Committee

"Senate Introduces ‘Gamechanger’ Criminal Justice Reform Bill” via Time

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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