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Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 57

Part 57, Judge Mader outlines how empathy can be a useful tool in the courtroom. She also reflects on the often thankless role of the criminal defense attorney.

Episode Seven of Durst Trial Podcast: Susan’s Diarrhea Tell and Bob’s Scream Therapy with John and Yoko

This episode looks at testimony from several witnesses regarding Susan Berman's actions on behalf of Robert Durst following his wife Kathie's disappearance.

Interview: Jarrett Adams Presents an Update on the Case of Richardson and Claiborne (with Amanda Knox)

More than twenty years ago, Terrence Richardson and Ferrone Claiborne pled guilty to a crime they didn’t commit. Jarrett Adams says he's got proof that should set them free.

Bonus Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Prosecutor Empties Bob’s Catheter Bag (or How Sick is Durst?)

In yet another surreal moment in a case replete with crazy twists, Deputy District Attorney John Lewin told the court on Thursday that he accompanied the defendant Robert Durst to the bathroom to assist him by emptying his catheter bag.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 56

In Part 56, Judge Mader offers a story about judges undergoing sensitivity training and reflects on policing tactics that may challenge the pursuit of justice.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 55

In Part 55, Judge Mader explains the complexities of electoral politics within the judiciary and the implications for defendants, attorneys, and judges.

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Thursday June 17, 2021

PM Stories To celebrate Juneteenth, elect officials focused on ending mass incarceration Kristen Broady and Anthony Barr, Brookings Institution The Chains of Slavery Still Exist in Mass Incarceration Kica Matos and Jamila Hodge, Vera Institute of Justice Where mental illness and criminal justice meet Editorial Board, Boston Globe Mentally Ill and Sentenced to Death Tovah Strong, Texas Observer Out Of Sight Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ Bureau of Prisons Rejected Thousands of Requests for Compassionate Release During the Pandemic WNYC

Wednesday June 16, 2021

PM Stories COVID-19 and the Struggle for Health Behind Bars Homer Venters, Brennan Center for Justice Why Lockdowns Can’t Protect People in Prison From Deadly Viruses Annalena Wolcke, The Crime Report SCOTUS deals a gutting blow to federal criminal justice reform Bonnie Kristian, The Week US urges court to reimpose Boston bomber’s death sentence Alanna Durkin Richer, AP News Joe Biden’s Craven Death Penalty Reversal in the Boston Bomber Case Austin Sarat, Slate Biden Could Have Taken the War...

Tuesday June 15, 2021

PM Stories Incarcerated People Faced Huge Disparities Trying to Flee COVID-19 In Prisons Zoe Tillman, BuzzFeed News ‘Impact of this trauma will stay with us forever’ – San Quentin Resident Reflects on COVID-19 Aparna Komarla, Davis Vanguard ‘That ain’t justice’: Case backlog, jail conditions frustrate people in Philly’s criminal justice system Aaron Moselle, WHYY As Philly tops two dozen exonerations, city may face tens of millions in civil liability Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer The False Hope of the Progressive-Prosecutor Movement Darcy Covert,...

Monday June 14, 2021

PM Stories Trump Went on an Execution Spree. Biden Can Make Sure That Doesn’t Happen Again. Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones President Biden Must End the Federal Death Penalty Kevin Sabet, Newsweek Nevada plans to use 3 or 4 drugs for late-July execution Ken Ritter, AP News How young is too young for a death sentence? Christa Pike fights move to set execution date Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel After Grace’s Story, Michigan Will Study Its Juvenile Justice System Jodi S. Cohen and...

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 96

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: AP reports that last week, a federal judge in San Diego struck down California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, calling it a “failed experiment” that violates people’s constitutional right to bear arms. In the 94-page decision, the judge compared an AR-15 rifle to a “Swiss army knife,” falsely claiming that more Californians had died from the COVID-19 vaccine than from mass shootings. A piece from The Guardian examines the far-reaching implications of this decision for...

Friday June 11, 2021

PM Stories 31,000 Prisoners Sought Compassionate Release During COVID-19. The Bureau of Prisons Approved 36. Keri Blakinger and Joseph Neff, The Marshall Project Less Than A Third Of NY Prison Staff Vaccinated Against COVID Mirela Iverac, Gothamist Gov. Greg Abbott has lifted almost all Texas pandemic restrictions. But not the one limiting jail releases. Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune Indian Affairs Promised To Reform Tribal Jails. We Found Death, Neglect And Disrepair Nate Hegyi, NPR ‘Right Before I Hung Myself’: Prisoners Share Tales...