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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 10, 2021

PM Stories New data: State prisons are increasingly deadly places Leah Wang and Wendy Sawyer, Prison Policy Initiative Medical Neglect, Violence Lead Complaints of Misconduct by Prison Staff: Study Meghan Novisky, Chelsey Narvey, and Alex R. Piquero, The Crime Report A trans woman detained by ICE for two years is fighting for freedom: ‘I’ve been forgotten’ Sam Levin, The Guardian Transgender Prison Inmates Need Protection. Here’s How. David Safavian, Governing For criminal justice reform to work, Biden must dismantle damage done by...

Wednesday June 9, 2021

PM Stories America’s Dangerous Obsession With Innocence Elizabeth Bruenig, The Atlantic An Irreversible Sentence Merel Pontier, Texas Observer South Carolina judge refuses to block 2 executions as she considers challenge to new death penalty law CBS News Why It’s So Hard To Poll People About The Death Penalty Galen Druke, Nate Silver, Sarah Frostenson, and Nathaniel Rakich, FiveThirtyEight ‘Sense of Urgency’ in Decarceration Lost as Nation Emerges From Pandemic Emily Riley, The Crime Report Number of Jailed Individuals in...

Tuesday June 8, 2021

PM Stories Jail Populations Creep Back Up After COVID-19 Weihua Li, Beth Schwartzapfel, and Michael R. Sisak, The Marshall Project Incarceration Declined Only Slightly From Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 After an Unprecedented Drop in Incarceration in 2020 Vera Institute of Justice Jails emptied in the pandemic. Should they stay that way? Washington Post Stuck in jail, waiting for a psychiatric bed. COVID-19 made an old problem worse. Troy Brynelson and Austin Jenkins, Oregon Public Broadcasting Jails, Sheriffs, and Carceral Policymaking Aaron...

Monday June 7, 2021

PM Stories Arizona’s Horrifying Plan to Bring Back the Gas Chamber Austin Sarat, Slate Arizona Plans Executions with Gas Used by Nazis at Auschwitz Equal Justice Initiative California’s death penalty is reconsidered again Dan Walters, CalMatters Editorial: California Supreme Court should look beyond this case and end capital punishment Los Angeles Times Meet the Philly Lawyer on a Mission to End the Death Penalty Robert Huber, Philadelphia Magazine “Philly DA”: Larry Krasner’s First Term, Under a Lens Zayrha Rodriguez,...

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 95

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: A quiz from the New York Times tests readers’ understanding of today’s crime trends. During the pandemic, crime has reemerged as a significant issue in the US, with the murder rate up across the country by more than 20%. But numbers alone don’t tell the full story; context can often be lost amid, and incomplete or misleading data can easily be construed to suit a partisan narrative. Some have attempted to pin a rise in...

Friday June 4, 2021

PM Stories How Many Americans Support the Death Penalty? Depends How You Ask. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times Support For Death Penalty Slips In US, But Remains High Among Whites And Republicans Palash Ghosh, Forbes California’s top court weighs overturning hundreds of death penalty sentences Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times Carlos DeLuna Documentary Details Evidence That Texas Executed Innocent Man Khaleda Rahman, Newsweek Experts Say It’s Rare that a ‘Jury of your Peers’ Applies to African Americans Stacy M. Brown, Los Angeles...