Summary: The Appeal is a podcast, hosted by Adam Johnson, on criminal justice reform, abolition and everything in between. Each week we will feature fascinating interviews with those covering, working in, and most affected by the American criminal system; from lawyers to activists to reporters to the formerly incarcerated. The Appeal will unpack the latest efforts to shine a light on––and radically rethink––the largest prison state in the world.
Episode 14: The Prison-to-School Pipeline
Episode 13: The Problem of 'Innocence'
Episode 12: Why Electronic Monitoring Is Not Prison Reform
Episode 11: Big Box Retailers and Prosecutors Team Up to Crackdown on Petty Crime
Episode 10: Race and Corruption in Child Protection Courts
Episode 9: The History––and Promise––of the Bail Abolition Movement
Episode 8: The Racist Zeal of 'Zero Tolerance' and Trump's Anti-Immigrant Escalation
Episode 7: What Abolitionists Mean When They Talk About Abolition
Episode 6: The Unique Cruelty of Sentencing Children to Life Without Parole
Episode 5: Rise of Silicon Valley-Assisted Pre-Crime
Episode 4: Rikers and the Co-opting of Prison Reform to Sell More Prisons
Episode 3: Turning Users Into Dealers and Accidental Overdoses into Murder
Episode 2: The Misplaced Sanctimony of Criminalizing Sex Work
Episode 1: District Attorneys: The Most Powerful People You’ve Never Heard Of