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Making America a More Just Nation (Week 49)

Team Crime Story:This was another busy week at crimestory.com, we highlighted the work of pioneering individuals in the movement to make America a more just nation. We continued our series on the media coverage of the impact of the COVID-19 virus on America's prisons and jails. We published two updates from Mike Romano of the Stanford Three Strikes Project. And perhaps most significantly for our Crime Story endeavor, we launched our new podcast venture.  On Monday, we presented a conversation between Amanda Knox and Connie Rice, one of her generation's most...

Episode 193: Trailer: Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst

Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst is a brand new podcast series from Crime Story Media and Acast. Search "Jury Duty Durst" where ever you get your podcasts. The story of billionaire Robert Durst and his possible involvement in the deaths of three people became world-famous because of the popular HBO series, The Jinx. Hear the story of the Durst trial for the murder of Susan Berman as it happens, with unique access to evidence and testimony from pre-trial proceedings, courtroom recaps, expert commentary, witness testimony and interviews with...

Episode 192: Interview: Rebecca Weiker and Phil Melendez, Restorative Justice Pioneers (with Amanda Knox)

The Root of Healing: An Interview with Rebecca Weiker and Phil Melendez By Amanda Knox with Christopher Robinson Founded within California’s San Quentin prison, Re:Store Justice is a non-profit, restorative justice organization that facilitates encounters between those who commit violent crimes and those who survive them. The program also develops and advocates for policies to reform the criminal justice system — such as California State Senate Bill 1437, which reduced the sentences of prisoners involved in felony acts resulting in murder when the perpetrator was not directly...

Premiere Episode – Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst

Episode 1: This Case Involves Three Different Murders  Team Crime Story,We are thrilled to let you know that today we premiered the first episode of Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst.Durst is on trial for the murder of his friend Susan Berman. In episode one of the podcast, prosecutor John Lewin begins his opening statement by telling the jury that the case actually involves the murder of three people: his wife Kathie Durst, Berman and a man named Morris Black. You can listen now by clicking on your preferred platform below.

Episode 1: This Case Involves Three Different Murders

Team Crime Story,We are thrilled to let you know that today we premiered the first episode of Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst.Durst is on trial for the murder of his friend Susan Berman. In episode one of the podcast, prosecutor John Lewin begins his opening statement by telling the jury that the case actually involves the murder of three people: his wife Kathie Durst, Berman and a man named Morris Black. You can listen now by clicking on your preferred platform below. Apple PodcastsSpotify Castbox - Podcast Player Acast

Episode 191: COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 9

CRIME STORY’S Sean Smith continues his weekly analysis of the news stories aggregated in CRIME STORY DAILY related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. By reconsidering early reporting on the crisis in the light of subsequent developments, CRIME STORY hopes to point out trends in the narrative of COVID-19 and the prisons. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning May 10. WEEK 9 (May 10-16)  On May 11, Georgia State Attorney...