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 20: Neglect and Abuse in Our Prison Healthcare System
Episode 19: Prison Strikes and the Frontlines of Resistance Against Mass Incarceration
Episode 18: How Activists Brought Down the Most Powerful Man in Chicago
Episode 17: The Cruelty of Life Sentences For Proxy Crime
Episode 16 - Police Accountability: As Elusive as Ever
Episode 15: On the Ground in Dallas' High Stakes DA Race
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