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 28: Debunking the ‘Fake News’ About Federal Prisoners’ Steak Dinners
Episode 27: Promise and Letdown in Post-Alton Sterling Baton Rouge
Episode 26: The Power of Sheriffs
Episode 25: How Some Cities Are Fighting Back Against ICE
Episode 24: BLM Four Years On - Racism in the Criminal Justice System
Episode 23: The Pseudoscience behind Forensic Science
Episode 22: The Dangers of Faux-Reform
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'