Unprisoned: Stories From The System
By Eve Abrams
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From New Orleans and Louisiana, the world’s incarceration capital, we will meet those serving time inside and outside the criminal justice system.
||CleanBring Your Own Presents: 'Telling My Parents'||Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBring Your Own Presents: Leroy's Mission||Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow are the record number of people returning from La. prisons making their way in the world? - 14||Louisiana is the incarceration capital of the world. But most people behind bars aren’t locked up forever. In fact, 90 percent of them will someday be released. So that makes Louisiana also the reentry capital of the world-- a role the state is ill||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBring Your Own Presents: 'Love And Lies In The PO's Eyes'||Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Family Rallies Around Their Brother As He Leaves Prison Yet Again - 13||In nearly every state, prison populations have exploded -- in large part, because of drug laws and the people, like Manny Hills, who are arrested and incarcerated for those laws. Over the last 25 years, Manny, an addict, has been convicted several times||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAs New Orleans Incarcerates More People, More Children Have A Parent Behind Bars - 12||Over the last forty years, as incarceration has surged across the nation, so has the number of children with a family member in prison. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the number of young people with a father in prison rose 500 percent betwe||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Does 'Adult' Mean In The Eyes Of The Law? In La., Many People Are Working To Change It - 11||At all levels of government right now, laws about juveniles are rapidly changing. However, some states, including Louisiana, continue to prosecute and sentence juveniles for sentences of life without parole.||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecurity And Discipline In New Orleans Charter Schools Makes Many Students Feel Unsafe - 10||Asha Lane is an 18-year-old senior at the International High School of New Orleans, a charter high school. Asha wanted to find out why New Orleans charter schools don’t always feel nurturing. We live in a dangerous city, but when does security feel un||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThese young New Orleans dancers want the police to know they are not a threat - 9||In the last few years, powerful images of police interacting violently with African Americans -- usually men, or teenagers, or even children -- have been on the news, all over the world. In these images, black men are getting shot or choked or hauled aw||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Listening Post Asks: What Do Jails And Prisons Do?||The Listening Post is back collecting thoughts and experiences from communities around New Orleans on a new series of issues. The past month we’ve been collaborating with Independent radio producer Eve Abrams and her Unprisoned project.||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJahi Salaam, A Young New Orleans Poet, Raps About Prison, School And Poverty - 8||“If you grew up struggling, then you my audience,” says Jahi Salaam, an 18-year-old rapper and a poet. Jahi is from New Orleans. His first name, Jahi, means dignity in Swahili. His last name means peace. When Jahi talks about poverty, school, and pr||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA New Orleans rabbi and her congregants are starting new conversations about mass incarceration - 7||We are all living with mass incarceration one way or another. It affects everyone, passively or actively. I was recently sitting in the beautiful sanctuary of Touro Synagogue in Uptown New Orleans. It was Yom Kippur, and when I looked down at the holida||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Louisiana mother waits, and paints, and strives to free her son - 6||What do you do when a member of your family is locked up for a crime you are sure he didn’t commit? Sheila Phipps paints.||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBring Your Own and Unprisoned Present: 'Pig Tales'||3/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlack families in New Orleans live in constant fear of having their young men put in jail - 5||Louisiana is the incarceration capital of the world. That means more families have a loved one behind bars than in any other place.||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf you pass through New Orleans courts, innocent or not, you still have to pay - 4||The way our criminal justice system works, there’s a significant cost to just being accused of a crime. Innocent or not, one way or another, you still have to pay. Especially if you have a past.||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWith so many homeless caught up in the criminal justice system, N.O. holds court at a shelter - 3||Our ongoing series Unprisoned has been bringing you stories of how mass incarceration affects New Orleans. Last time, we learned about New Orleans Municipal Court, the largest criminal court in Louisiana. Today, we follow Municipal Court to the New||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor many in New Orleans, Municipal Court is the gateway to the criminal justice system - 2||Over the next several months, Unprisoned will look at how mass incarceration affects New Orleans — how people are doing time outside. We start at New Orleans Municipal Court with a vivid portrait of this front door to the criminal justice system.||1/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Unprisoned' on New Orleans Public Radio exploring the profound impact of mass incarceration||WWNO and producer Eve Abrams have launched Unprisoned: Stories From the System , a project exploring criminal justice and corrections in New Orleans, the most incarcerated place in the world. Abrams sat down with News Director Eve Troeh to explain how||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeople who've served time are being left out of voting - 1||Democrat John Bel Edwards has been elected to serve as Louisiana’s next governor. That’s partly because more voters than expected cast ballots in Saturday’s election. Some go to greater lengths than others to vote… including some current and for||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I enjoy listening to these interesting and often untold stories. Thanks Eve!
Fascinating, a deep dive into the rippling impact of mass incarceration.
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Such an important topic, told in a really compelling way. Recent episode has kids reading their letters to their loved ones behind bars. Wow