70 Million

10 EpisodesProduced by Lantigua Williams & Co.

Locals are addressing the role of jails in the broader criminal justice system. We will travel around the country and hear from people directly impacted by jails and chronicle the progress ground-up efforts have made in diversion, bail reform, recidivism, adoption of technology and other crucial asp… read more

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In Miami, Jailing Fewer, Treating More

October 15th, 2018

26:53

Like in much of the country, jails in Miami-Dade County double as de facto mental health facilities for people with mental health issues cycling through the criminal justice system. But Miami-Dade’s Criminal Mental …

Undocumented Immigrants Are Tethered to ICE, and Private Companies, by Ankle Monitors

October 8th, 2018

29:09

A handful of companies are making millions off ankle monitors strapped to undocumented immigrants in ICE custody. The makers pitch the monitors as an …

In One State, an Opioid Crisis Led Police to Start an Angel Program

October 1st, 2018

26:28

In Massachusetts, Gloucester PD started an "angel program" to help people in the grip of opioid addiction get help. Instead of arresting people for …

One State Is Disrupting the Pipeline from Foster Care to Jail

September 24th, 2018

28:24

By age 17, over half of young people in foster care have already been convicted of a crime or spent a night in jail. After they age out, a quarter will go to jail or get in trouble with the law within the first two …

Putting Women Already in Jail First

September 17th, 2018

27:24

Oklahoma locks up women and girls at a higher rate than anywhere else in the US. Black mothers bear the burden of this crisis, which can curtail accessing public benefits and lower the chances of keeping their children. …

Reform Activists and a New DA Find Common Ground

September 10th, 2018

28:34

Activists in Houston were galvanized by events in Ferguson in 2014 following the death of Michael Brown. First, they took to the streets in protest. …

Veterans Courts Give Soldiers a Way Back

September 3rd, 2018

29:26

For veterans, run-ins with the law don’t always have to mean jail time. Thanks to Veterans Court in Boston, which helps in finding treatment for PTSD, getting sober, and finding work. Reporter Heidi Shin talks to an …

Locals Divided Between Diversion and Border Security

August 27th, 2018

29:51

In Pima County, where Tucson is located, formerly incarcerated individuals and local government officials have joined efforts to send fewer people to jail. Meanwhile, a federal program designed to stop drug and human …

70 Million S1 Trailer

August 17th, 2018

2:08

70 million Americans older than 18 have a criminal record. 70 Million documents how residents and communities are taking up the challenge of reforms, …

70 Million Podcast Teaser

May 18th, 2018

2:45
Starting August 27, follow along as the reporters on 70 Million travel around the country to chronicle how communities are taking the challenge of …
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