34 minutes | Apr 30, 2020

Justice

What happens to an already strained system in the middle of a pandemic? This week’s episode looks at America’s criminal justice system as prosecutors and inmates alike manage unprecedented challenges. First, Alex speaks to San Francisco's new District Attorney, Chesa Boudin. With a father who has been incarcerated nearly since his birth—and remains in prison today—Boudin was elected into office as a progressive reformer seeking to end the era of mass incarceration. Then, we talk to MaryBeth, an inmate in federal prison cleared for early release, but still grappling with a dangerous reality inside federal detention as she waits to go home.Our interview with MaryBeth was made possible through the work of #Cut 50 — a bipartisan effort to cut crime and incarceration across all 50 states. For more on their work, visit cut50.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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