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Unprisoned: Stories From The System
33 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
You Never Get Nothing Back They Take
You Never Get Nothing Back They Take is a verité romp following Zelly and his lawyer Kelly as they attempt to retrieve Zelly's brand new iPhone from the New Orleans Police Department, whic had held it for four months.
25 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Victim. Criminal. The Myth Of Difference.
Victim/Criminal tells the story of Hakeem Carter, who was brutally attacked while walking home from work one night.
10 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Juvenile Justice Experts Discuss The Myth Of The Super Predator
This episode comes from a live panel discussion about juvenile justice that followed the premiere of The Myth of the Super Predator.
30 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
The Myth Of The Super Predator
The Myth of the Super Predator debunks an idea first made famous by then-first lady Hillary Clinton, an idea we still haven't fully shaken off: that some children are beyond redemption.
15 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Justice Is Blind To Money, Part 3: The City
The Myth Justice is Blind to Money, Part 3 investigates the impact of the Federal Court’s involvement in Orleans Parish’s practices of imposing bail, fines and fees. How do the mayor’s office, the city council, the state legislature, and the criminal court judges comply or not comply with Federal rulings? In an era where police allocations are being questioned, where should a city apportion its taxpayers’ money?
10 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Justice Is Blind To Money, Part 2: The System
The Myth Justice is Blind to Money, Part 2, tells the story of one prior attempt to get rid of money bail and how this attempt was thwarted by the status quo. It’s a dive into systems and the difficulty of dismantling a system as complex as our nation’s criminal legal system.
15 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Justice Is Blind To Money, Part 1: The People
Season 2 of Unprisoned begins with a three-part series called The Myth Justice is Blind to Money.
12 minutes | Apr 18, 2018
This 'Bad Child' Became A Judge With A Passion For Justice
If there’s one person in New Orleans – in the world of criminal justice – that you really ought to meet, it’s this guy.
12 minutes | Apr 11, 2018
Pioneering Female Police Officer Repaired Bonds Through Talent Shows
“Our uniforms were completely different from the men’s uniforms,” recalls Yvonne Bechet, one of the first female officers in the New Orleans Police Department. “We wore skirts. We wore one-inch heels. We wore the cutest little sailor hats, but it didn’t stay on. And we carried our weapons in a purse."
11 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
Defying The Odds, A Young Woman Recovers From A Childhood Police Trauma
Dominique Newton is a college sophomore. She’s only 20, but she’s already been through a lot. These days, she’s majoring in political science, with a minor in creative writing. Last time we got together, she was in the middle of writing a 10-page play, and also toting around some comic books.
7 minutes | Dec 8, 2016
Bring 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.org. This story was told on July 28th, 2016 at the Homer Plessy Community School, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson . The theme of the evening was "Heard: Why The Young Feel Old" and the event was in partnership with Eve Abrams’ ‘Unprisoned’ project . Here, Jewel Williams won with this story of how William Shakespeare helped her come out to her parents. The next BYO will take place Thursday, December 15th at Propeller Incubator at 4035 Washington Avenue. BYO is partnering with the Workers Center for Racial Justice on the theme ‘Moved.’ More at bringyourownstories.com . Unprisoned: Stories From The System is produced by Eve Abrams and brought to you by New Orleans Public Radio and Finding America , a national initiative
6 minutes | Oct 5, 2016
Bring 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.org. This story was told on March 3rd, 2016 at the Michalopolous Studio at a Bring Your Own event in partnership Unprisoned. The story was later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of the evening was "Born on Parole". Here, Leroy Perry tells of the lengths he went to prove his innocence, and what he learned along the way.
10 minutes | Jul 20, 2016
How 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-prepared for.
9 minutes | Jul 8, 2016
Bring 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.org. This story was told on March 3rd , 2016 at the Michalopoulos Studio, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson . The theme of the evening was 'Born on Parole' and Bruce Reilly talks the trials and tribulations of dating, while on Parole. This Bring Your Own story was produced as part of Unprisoned, a project of WWNO and Finding America, with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Learn more about Unprisoned at wwno dot org and facebook dot com dash unprisoned. Both are also podcasts on itunes. The next BYO takes place on July 28th, again in partnership with Unprisoned. It's from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Homer Plessy Community school, and the theme is "HEARD: Why The Young Feel Old".
9 minutes | Jun 22, 2016
A 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 for drug possession and other petty crimes. His story is pretty typical of the people who fill up our nation's prisons.
10 minutes | Jun 8, 2016
As 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 between 1980 and 2000.
9 minutes | May 25, 2016
What 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.
9 minutes | May 11, 2016
Security 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 unsafe?
9 minutes | Apr 27, 2016
These 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 away in handcuffs. There are others too, memorial photographs from happier times: of young boys with plump cheeks or wearing graduation caps. Photographs of Eric Garner, John Crawford, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Laquan McDonald – the list goes on.
10 minutes | Apr 21, 2016
The 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.
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