Ep. 3 - Plea Bargaining

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Apr 08 2019
Links Invisibilia, S05E02 - Post, Shoot (NPR) Plea Bargaining in the United States (Wikipedia) But in this era of mass incarceration — when our nation’s prison population has quintupled in a few decades partly as a result of the war on drugs and the “get tough” movement — these rights are, for the overwhelming majority of people hauled into courtrooms across America, theoretical. More than 90 percent of criminal cases are never tried before a jury. Most people charged with crimes forfeit their constitutional rights and plead guilty. – Michelle Alexander, Go to Trial: Crash the Justice System (NYTimes) Parens Patriae (Wikipedia) Van Jones & CT Governor Ned Lamont Lead Criminal Justice Reform Conversation at Quinnipiac (YouTube) Serial Podcast Van Jones