Locked Up

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June 25, 2017

Most of us will never know what really happens behind bars. Prisons are generally off limits to the public and press, but several new investigations are drawing attention to the conditions in many of our nation's jails. This hour, what should a prison be?

Attica Prison entrance
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The Attica Prison riot is remembered as one of the bloodiest and savage of its kind, but a new history is challenging that fami

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14:29
Barbed wire
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Most of us will never know what life in prison is really like. It’s mostly off limits to the public and to many in the press, b

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10:44
Dangerous Ideas

Philosopher Jason Brennan offers a provocative idea: let's bring back flogging as an alternative to imprisonment.

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2:08
Bastøy Prison from the air
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For two years, criminal justice advocate Baz Dreisinger traveled the world, touring prisons in nine different countries, which she w

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8:12
Fence
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Civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson believes in creating incentives to reduce the country's prison population.

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2:34
Gavel
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Martha Nussbaum may be one of the most well-respected living philosophers in the world today. For years, she’s investigated how emot

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11:50
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June 24, 2017
April 28, 2018
Guests: 
Heather Ann Thompson

Heather Ann Thompson

Historian
Shane Bauer

Shane Bauer

Investigative reporter
Jason Brennan

Jason Brennan

Philosopher
Baz Dreisinger

Baz Dreisinger

Criminal Justice Advocate
Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson

Lawyer
Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum

Philosopher
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April 27, 2018