(2015/10/09) The need to do better (Mass Incarceration)

Oct 09, 2015, 11:00 PM

Edition #959 Today we take a look at the fundamental flaws of our criminal justice system and the emerging consensus that we need to make the changes necessary to do better   Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991

Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Mass Incarceration Causing More Crime Than It Prevents - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 07-31-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Cospiratore - Old Splendifolia

00:07:09 Ch. 4: Act 2: Brutal Fees Punish Families Of Prison Inmates - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-19-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Pale Rider - Ben McElroy

00:15:43 Ch. 6: Act 3: America’s Prison Problem - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 8-6-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: N/A

00:27:16 Ch. 8: Act 4: Mapping out the mass incarceration of black males - Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHPshow) - Air Date 9-19-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: the cherry tree - Burning Bright

00:37:24 Ch. 10: Act 5: Prison Reform To Reduce Sentences Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-30-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Llegare - Dom La Nena

00:42:35 Ch. 12: Act 6: Support Bipartisan #JusticeReformNOW via @cut_50 — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: The Poet - Shihan

00:45:53 Ch. 14: Act 7: Bryan Stevenson (@eji_org): Just Mercy and how the shame of our past should drive us to do better - Arts and Ideas (@BBCRadio3) - Air Date: 7-14-15

Voicemails

01:02:02 Ch. 15: A couple more thoughts on giving advice - Anonymous

01:03:17 Ch. 16: Response to the comments about trench coats - Alyson from Colorado

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:04:49 Ch. 17: Final comments about Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (Go read it!)

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Support Bipartisan #JusticeReformNOW via @cut_50

Take Action:

SIGN: "Demand that Congress take action to roll back the incarceration industry in America” via #cut50

Sources/further reading:

"FAMM: House Sentencing Reform Compromise Another Step in Right Direction” via Families Against Mandatory Minimums

“Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act” — the full legislation

"Here's One Thing Washington Agreed On This Week: Sentencing Reform” via NPR

"Senators Announce Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act” — announcement from the Judiciary Committee

"Senate Introduces ‘Gamechanger’ Criminal Justice Reform Bill” via Time

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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