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Unprisoned: Stories From The System

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From New Orleans and Louisiana, the world’s incarceration capital, we will meet those serving time inside and outside the criminal justice system. 711070

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From New Orleans and Louisiana, the world’s incarceration capital, we will meet those serving time inside and outside the criminal justice 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

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
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 Apr 18, 2018

All 20 episodes from oldest to newest

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

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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

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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

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Bring Your Own Presents: 'Telling My Parents'

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Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on July 28th, 2016 at the Homer Plessy Community School, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson . The theme of the evening was "Heard: Why The Young Feel Old" and the event was in partnership with Eve Abrams’ ‘Unprisoned’ project . Here, Jewel Williams won with this story of how William Shakespeare helped her come out to her parents. The next BYO will take place Thursday, December 15th at Propeller Incubator at 4035 Washington Avenue. BYO is partnering with the Workers Center for Racial Justice on the theme ‘Moved.’ More at bringyourownstories.com . Unprisoned: Stories From The System is produced by Eve Abrams and brought to you by New Orleans Public Radio and Finding America , a national initiative

Dec 08 2016

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Bring Your Own Presents: Leroy's Mission

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Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on March 3rd, 2016 at the Michalopolous Studio at a Bring Your Own event in partnership Unprisoned. The story was later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of the evening was "Born on Parole". Here, Leroy Perry tells of the lengths he went to prove his innocence, and what he learned along the way.

Oct 05 2016

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How are the record number of people returning from La. prisons making their way in the world? - 14

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Louisiana is the incarceration capital of the world. But most people behind bars aren’t locked up forever. In fact, 90 percent of them will someday be released. So that makes Louisiana also the reentry capital of the world-- a role the state is ill-prepared for.

Jul 20 2016

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Bring Your Own Presents: 'Love And Lies In The PO's Eyes'

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Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on March 3rd , 2016 at the Michalopoulos Studio, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson . The theme of the evening was 'Born on Parole' and Bruce Reilly talks the trials and tribulations of dating, while on Parole. This Bring Your Own story was produced as part of Unprisoned, a project of WWNO and Finding America, with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Learn more about Unprisoned at wwno dot org and facebook dot com dash unprisoned. Both are also podcasts on itunes. The next BYO takes place on July 28th, again in partnership with Unprisoned. It's from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Homer Plessy Community school, and the theme is "HEARD: Why The Young Feel Old".

Jul 08 2016

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A Family Rallies Around Their Brother As He Leaves Prison Yet Again - 13

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In nearly every state, prison populations have exploded -- in large part, because of drug laws and the people, like Manny Hills, who are arrested and incarcerated for those laws. Over the last 25 years, Manny, an addict, has been convicted several times for drug possession and other petty crimes. His story is pretty typical of the people who fill up our nation's prisons.

Jun 22 2016

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As New Orleans Incarcerates More People, More Children Have A Parent Behind Bars - 12

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Over the last forty years, as incarceration has surged across the nation, so has the number of children with a family member in prison. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the number of young people with a father in prison rose 500 percent between 1980 and 2000.

Jun 08 2016

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What Does 'Adult' Mean In The Eyes Of The Law? In La., Many People Are Working To Change It - 11

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At all levels of government right now, laws about juveniles are rapidly changing. However, some states, including Louisiana, continue to prosecute and sentence juveniles for sentences of life without parole.

May 25 2016

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