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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

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
30
0
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

Updated 10 days ago

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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

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: Security And Discipline In New Orleans Charter Schools Makes Many Students Feel Unsafe - 10

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Asha Lane is an 18-year-old senior at the International High School of New Orleans, a charter high school. Asha wanted to find out why New Orleans charter schools don’t always feel nurturing. We live in a dangerous city, but when does security feel unsafe?
May 11 2016
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Rank #7: These young New Orleans dancers want the police to know they are not a threat - 9

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In the last few years, powerful images of police interacting violently with African Americans -- usually men, or teenagers, or even children -- have been on the news, all over the world. In these images, black men are getting shot or choked or hauled away in handcuffs. There are others too, memorial photographs from happier times: of young boys with plump cheeks or wearing graduation caps. Photographs of Eric Garner, John Crawford, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Laquan McDonald – the list goes on.
Apr 27 2016
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Rank #8: The Listening Post Asks: What Do Jails And Prisons Do?

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The Listening Post is back collecting thoughts and experiences from communities around New Orleans on a new series of issues. The past month we’ve been collaborating with Independent radio producer Eve Abrams and her Unprisoned project.
Apr 21 2016
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Rank #9: Jahi Salaam, A Young New Orleans Poet, Raps About Prison, School And Poverty - 8

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“If you grew up struggling, then you my audience,” says Jahi Salaam, an 18-year-old rapper and a poet. Jahi is from New Orleans. His first name, Jahi, means dignity in Swahili. His last name means peace. When Jahi talks about poverty, school, and prison, he says: they’re all intertwined. This is Unprisoned. I’m Eve Abrams.
Apr 13 2016
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Rank #10: A New Orleans rabbi and her congregants are starting new conversations about mass incarceration - 7

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We are all living with mass incarceration one way or another. It affects everyone, passively or actively. I was recently sitting in the beautiful sanctuary of Touro Synagogue in Uptown New Orleans. It was Yom Kippur, and when I looked down at the holiday bulletin, there was a posting — about mass incarceration. It was an invitation to learn about the issue.
Mar 30 2016
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