Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek

12:00am

Wed March 23, 2011
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Patricia Caruso, Michigan Department of Corrections

Patricia Caruso

In Episode #22, Former Director of the Michigan Department of Corrections Patricia Caruso discusses how Michigan reduced its prison population and reduced recidivism through a “Justice Reinvestment” strategy, why corrections officials should care about what happens when people leave prison, Michigan’s innovative reentry initiative, lessons other states can take from the Michigan experience, and more.

Patricia Caruso Interview Highlights

Caruso on the Culture Change in How Wardens See Their Role:

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12:00am

Fri February 18, 2011
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Michael Romano, Stanford Three Strikes Project

Michael Romano and David Onek

In Episode #21, Co-Founder of the Stanford Three Strikes Project Michael Romano discusses how the California Three Strikes law can lead to life sentences for people with minor offenses, how students in his project have helped a dozen such clients get released from prison after having their sentences reduced, and the need to reform Three Strikes so that it focuses on serious and violent offenders.

Michael Romano Interview Highlights

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12:00am

Tue December 14, 2010
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Bernard Melekian, U.S. Department of Justice

Bernard Melekian

In Episode #20, Director of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office in the U.S. Department of Justice Bernard Melekian discusses how the fiscal crisis will change policing, “values-based policing,” bringing a local law enforcement perspective to federal policy-making, federal efforts to partner with local law enforcement, and more.

Bernard Melekian Interview Highlights

Melekian On How the Fiscal Crisis Will Change Policing:

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12:00am

Tue November 9, 2010
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Rev. Jeffrey Brown, Boston Ten Point Coalition

Rev. Jeffrey Brown

In Episode #19, Executive Director of the Boston Ten Point Coalition Rev. Jeffrey Brown discusses why he got involved in working with youth to prevent violence, developing a close working relationship with law enforcement, the importance of data-driven violence reduction strategies, Boston's upcoming city-wide gang mediation effort, and more.

Rev. Jeffrey Brown Interview Highlights

Brown on Why He Got Involved in Working With Youth To Prevent Violence:

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12:00am

Tue October 19, 2010
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Ron Davis, East Palo Alto Police Chief

Ron Davis and David Onek

In Episode #18, East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis discusses the need for police leadership in reentry, East Palo Alto's innovative reentry partnership with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the importance of fair and impartial policing, and being a finalist for the Seattle Police Chief and New Orleans Police Chief positions.

Ron Davis Interview Highlights

Davis on Police Leadership in Reentry:

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