Both Sides of the Bars | 2022 Year in Review: Criminal Justice Reform and the Road Ahead, Pt 2 (February 2023)

ProducerKhalil Cumberbatch
Description2022 was a year of significant change within the criminal justice reform movement. In this second of two episodes, a panel of experts continues their discussion from last month, looking back at 2022 and talking about where we are now and where the criminal legal reform world is heading in 2023. Topics include bail reform, fearmongering in the media, Rikers Island, mental health in jails and prisons in the U.S., and what do the mid-term election results mean for criminal legal reform both nationally and locally? Guests are Scott Hechinger, civil rights attorney, long-time public defender, and the founder and executive director of Zealous, a national advocacy and education initiative working "to topple the historic imbalance of power over criminal justice media and policy." Also, Olayemi Olurin, the director of media advocacy at Zealous.
DateFebruary 14, 2023