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Unprisoned: Stories From The System

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From New Orleans, Louisiana, the world’s incarceration capital, stories at the intersection of human lives and the criminal legal system. 711070

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From New Orleans, Louisiana, the world’s incarceration capital, stories at the intersection of human lives and the criminal legal system. 711070

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Great reporting.

By Ella in NOLA - Jun 08 2016
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Fascinating, a deep dive into the rippling impact of mass incarceration.

Great work!

By Leah Jaq - Mar 17 2016
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I enjoy listening to these interesting and often untold stories. Thanks Eve!

iTunes Ratings

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
1
1
1
0

Great reporting.

By Ella in NOLA - Jun 08 2016
Read more
Fascinating, a deep dive into the rippling impact of mass incarceration.

Great work!

By Leah Jaq - Mar 17 2016
Read more
I enjoy listening to these interesting and often untold stories. Thanks Eve!
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Unprisoned: Stories From The System

Latest release on Jul 22, 2020

All 20 episodes from oldest to newest

You Never Get Nothing Back They Take

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You Never Get Nothing Back They Take is a verité romp following Zelly and his lawyer Kelly as they attempt to retrieve Zelly's brand new iPhone from the New Orleans Police Department, whic had held it for four months.

Jul 22 2020

32mins

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Victim. Criminal. The Myth Of Difference.

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Victim/Criminal tells the story of Hakeem Carter, who was brutally attacked while walking home from work one night.

Jul 15 2020

24mins

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Juvenile Justice Experts Discuss The Myth Of The Super Predator

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This episode comes from a live panel discussion about juvenile justice that followed the premiere of The Myth of the Super Predator.

Jul 09 2020

9mins

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The Myth Of The Super Predator

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The Myth of the Super Predator debunks an idea first made famous by then-first lady Hillary Clinton, an idea we still haven't fully shaken off: that some children are beyond redemption.

Jul 08 2020

30mins

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Justice Is Blind To Money, Part 3: The City

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The Myth Justice is Blind to Money, Part 3 investigates the impact of the Federal Court’s involvement in Orleans Parish’s practices of imposing bail, fines and fees. How do the mayor’s office, the city council, the state legislature, and the criminal court judges comply or not comply with Federal rulings? In an era where police allocations are being questioned, where should a city apportion its taxpayers’ money?

Jul 03 2020

15mins

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Justice Is Blind To Money, Part 2: The System

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The Myth Justice is Blind to Money, Part 2, tells the story of one prior attempt to get rid of money bail and how this attempt was thwarted by the status quo. It’s a dive into systems and the difficulty of dismantling a system as complex as our nation’s criminal legal system.

Jul 02 2020

10mins

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Justice Is Blind To Money, Part 1: The People

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Season 2 of Unprisoned begins with a three-part series called The Myth Justice is Blind to Money.

Jun 30 2020

14mins

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This 'Bad Child' Became A Judge With A Passion For Justice

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If there’s one person in New Orleans – in the world of criminal justice – that you really ought to meet, it’s this guy.

Apr 18 2018

11mins

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Pioneering Female Police Officer Repaired Bonds Through Talent Shows

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“Our uniforms were completely different from the men’s uniforms,” recalls Yvonne Bechet, one of the first female officers in the New Orleans Police Department. “We wore skirts. We wore one-inch heels. We wore the cutest little sailor hats, but it didn’t stay on. And we carried our weapons in a purse."

Apr 11 2018

11mins

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Defying The Odds, A Young Woman Recovers From A Childhood Police Trauma

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Dominique Newton is a college sophomore. She’s only 20, but she’s already been through a lot. These days, she’s majoring in political science, with a minor in creative writing. Last time we got together, she was in the middle of writing a 10-page play, and also toting around some comic books.

Apr 04 2018

10mins

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