American Justice

The United States has the world’s largest prison population. There are currently over 2 million people in American prisons or jails — and even more under some kind of “correctional supervision.” In fact, if you added up all the people in America in prison, on probation, or on parole, it’d total about 6 million — just a little smaller than the population of New York City. The system is vast, but how well is it working?

In this episode of State of the Re:Union, we explore how a group of families in Albuquerque, NM raised troubling questions about the local police department’s use of lethal force; how a legal loophole left Native women vulnerable to domestic abuse; how a program at San Quentin State Prison is encouraging men to take responsibility for their crimes;¬†and more.


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