Decarceration Nation Episode 11: Mental Health

Josh and Joel discuss mental health care in America’s Jails and Prisons. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/17c60734.mp3 Notes From Episode 11 Preview Mental Health In Prisons and Jails The Bureau of Justice Statistics article details the high prevalence of mental health problems in prisons and jails. Michigan C.A.R.E.S Task Force The results of the Michigan House C.A.R.E.S. […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 9: My CSC

Josh and Joel discuss Josh’s history and CSC criminal background.. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/c170636a.mp3 Notes From Episode 9 Context There won’t be too many notes since this episode is mostly personal reflections but I will add some context. I said a lot of terrible things in chat but the description of where and how that happened […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 7: Indigent Defense

Josh and Joel discuss the problems with indigent defense and pre-sentencing investigations. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/78c117c7.mp3 Atticus Finch The book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is available at bookstores and the movie starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch is considered a modern classic. Pre-Sentencing Investigations When I discuss Pre-Sentencing Investigations with other formerly incarcerated […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 6: Plea Bargains

Josh and Joel discuss the problems with Plea Bargains. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/d938006f.mp3 Notes From Episode 6 A Brighter Way My friend Aaron’s organization is called “A Brighter Way” and we are also both involved with Michigan’s Nation Outside. The Judge Rakoff quote was found in this New York Review of Books article. You Can’t Handle […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 5: Lauren-Brooke Eisen

Josh interviews Lauren-Brooke Eisen of the Brennan Center for Justice about her new book “Inside Private Prisons.” Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/e7f81a98.mp3 Notes From Episode 5 Lauren-Brooke Eisen is a Senior Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice. Inside Private Prisons Virtually all of the questions that I asked were inspired by what I found in Lauren-Brooke […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 4: Cash Bail

Josh and Joel discuss America’s unjust, and racially disparate, system of Cash Bail. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/08bf6cfb.mp3 Notes From Episode 4 Bonus Cash Bail Article Since this episode posted, I wrote this long discussion of the need for bail reform on the Medium platform. The Duke Midnight Run was a movie about a bail bondsman (Robert DiNero) hunting […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 3: Power of Prosecutors

Josh and Joel discuss prosecutors as a cause of mass incarceration. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/cd877051.mp3 Notes From Episode 3 Preview Orange Is the New Black? My recaps and writing about the television series “Orange Is the New Black” is covered thoroughly in this guide. Tarra Simmons and Shon Hopwood The story of Tarra’s Oregon Supreme Court case […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 2: Dealing With Violence

Josh and Joel expose the problem of trying to incarcerate our way out of violent crime and violent criminals. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/ba150251.mp3 Notes From Episode 2 Preview The Cost of Incarcerating Our Way Our Of Violent Crime Costs from over-punishment of violent crime are high. Much of the research we discuss came from this Justice […]

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