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70 Million

40 EpisodesProduced by LWC StudiosWebsite

This award-winning and Peabody-nominated podcast documents how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards. Reporters travel around the country and hear from people directly impacted by their encounter with jails and to chronicle the progress ground-up efforts have made in diversion, … read more


Season 3 Starts Sept. 14!

We're back! Now as an award-winning and Peabody Award nominated podcast. Thank you for listening and sharing us. For two years we've documented criminal justice reform—one jail and one story at a time. In season 3, we travel the country exploring how our changing reality is impacting those in custody and the policies that keep them there. We're going to dig deeper, from the spread of COVID-19 in jails, to police depending on private companies that offer new surveillance and facial recognition technology, to efforts at making voting from jail feasible.  

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Editors: Phyllis Fletcher and Laura Flynn

Lead Producer and Sound Designer: Cedric Wilson

Host: Mitzi Miller

Production Assistant: Emma Forbes

Managing Producer: Virginia Lora

Lead Fact-checker: Sarah McClure

Contributor Fact-checker: Ryan Katz

Staff Writer: Laura Tillman

Photo Editor: Michelle Baker

Marketing Lead: Leslie Datsis

Creator & Executive Producer: Juleyka Lantigua-Williams

70 Million is made possible by a grant from the Safety and Justice Challenge at The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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