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Wed April 8, 2015
Cops & Courts

Your Call: What works to keep young people out of the criminal justice system?


 On the April 8th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by talking about youth community groups that work to keep young people out of jail. They’re also pressuring the state to prioritize jobs and education over jails. What do marginalized youth really need to thrive? And what wisdom can they bring to the conversation about police violence? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


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Thu August 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: An Architect's Code

Pelican Bay State Prison
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Lawyers have an ethics code. Journalists have an ethics code. Architects do, too.

According to Ethical Standard 1.4 of the American Institute of Architects (AIA):  "Members should uphold human rights in all their professional endeavors." 

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Fri May 2, 2014

Your Call: Reporting on prisons, from Tehran to Pelican Bay

Pelican Bay SHU cell
Shane Bauer


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Mon September 30, 2013
Cops & Courts

StoryCorps: Staying in touch with someone in solitary confinement

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Sitawa Natambu Jamaa has been incarcerated for 33 years at the Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City; 23 of them in the Security Housing Unit, also known as the SHU. He spends most of his time—up to 22 hours a day—in a small, windowless cell. His charge is murder, though his sister Marie Levin says he did not commit the crime.

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Thu July 11, 2013

Today on Your Call:Friday Media Roundtable

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