Josh and Joel discuss the problems with Plea Bargains.
Notes From Episode 6
A Brighter Way
You Can’t Handle The Truth
A Few Good Men was an American drama about a lawyer fighting the court-martial of two Guantanamo Bay Marines starring Tom Cruise and Demi Moore.
The Judge John Kane quote was from this Marshall Project article about Plea Bargaining and innocence.
Michelle Alexander is the author of the very influential and popular book, “The New Jim Crow.”
There is a lot of evidence about why Innocent People Accept Plea Bargains. The Marshall Project piece above is a good summary. We also mention this article from the Atlantic Monthly several times during the podcast.
Alternatives to Plea Bargains
Most of the alternatives that we discuss come from the following articles:
John Rappaport’s article on unbundling rights, and the other articles cited above.
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