Jessica Jackson-Sloan

Decarceration Nation Episode 18: First Step Act

Josh discusses the First Step Act with his guests Ames Grawert, Jessica Jackson-Sloan, and Jason Pye. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/626de776.mp3 Notes From Episode 18 Preview Transcript Here is the full transcript of Decarceration Nation Episode 18: First Step Act. The First Step Act The First Step Act will be voted on in the U.S. House of […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 15: Suboxone Mail Fail

Josh and Joel talk about the effect Suboxone smuggling has on prison mail across the United States. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/c2097c73.mp3 Notes On Episode 15 Preview Thank You To Bill Cobbs Last week, I interviewed Michigan gubernatorial candidate Bill Cobbs. I can’t imagine many Gubernatorial candidates have ever sat down for an hour-long podcast interview with […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 13: Chain Gang

Josh and Joel discuss the systems of prison employment for inmates inside America’s prisons and jails. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/26f4fc4b.mp3 Notes From Episode 13 Preview Equal Pay Day & Prison Employment It is interesting to me that we are releasing this episode on equal pay day. Not because I want to distract from women’s equal pay […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 12: Prison Food

Josh and Joel discuss the never-ending problems with prison food  and Jail food in America. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/7ba5079d.mp3 Notes From Episode 12 Preview Legal Corruption The story about the Alabama Sheriff who spent money allocated for food for his jail prisoners to buy a beach house is pretty unbelievable but 100% true. Brown Bagging It […]

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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 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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