incarceration

11:27am

Thu May 8, 2014

Youth Radio: Double charged - the true cost of juvenile justice

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From our partners at Youth Radio
Follow the paper trail and explore our interactive resources as Youth Radio goes behind the scenes, uncovering the true cost of the changing juvenile justice system. top radio Reporting Each year, almost 1.5 million teens, many of them low-income, are arrested in the United States.

6:21pm

Mon December 2, 2013
Cops & Courts

Father and son reunited in prison

Under CC license from Flickr user foreverdigital

KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.

Ron Everett has been incarcerated almost 31 years. Everett was arrested soon after the birth of his son, and their relationship became estranged over time.

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6:21pm

Mon March 11, 2013
Cops & Courts

Go inside the prison that houses Charles Manson

After being cleared at the second checkpoint, we then passed through this exterior sally port.

It’s early. About 5 in the morning and I’m heading south on Highway 5 toward Corcoran, a farming town of about 24,000 people. However, that population count is misleading. About half of the people living in Corcoran are locked up in two of the state’s largest prisons just south of downtown.

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4:03pm

Thu January 12, 2012
Cops & Courts

How incarceration affects families: Interview with Lateefah Simon

Lateefah Simon is the director of the California Futures Initiative at the Rosenberg Foundation in San Francisco
Photo courtesy of Rosenberg Foundation

Nationally, women are the fastest growing prison population. And one of the highest female prison populations in the world is here in California. That's slated to change under the state's new realignment program. The number of women in prison is supposed to shrink drastically, by as much as half, over the next few years.

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9:33am

Wed December 14, 2011
Prison reform

Today on Your Call: Can diverse groups join to reform prisons?

Can people from different political backgrounds come together to work for prison reform? On today's Your Call, we'll have a conversation about various efforts to reform the prison system in the US. Today, 2.3 million prisoners are in US jails, costing more than $44 billion. In California, more money is spent on prisons than education. What will it take to reform the system? How are groups with different political backgrounds joining forces? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you. 

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