70 Million

6 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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Putting Women Already in Jail First

September 17th, 2018


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 childre…

Reform Activists and a New DA Find Common Ground

September 10th, 2018


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. Then they started organizing. Not long after, they found a kindred s…

Veterans Courts Give Soldiers a Way Back

September 3rd, 2018


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 I…

Locals Divided Between Diversion and Border Security

August 27th, 2018


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


70 million Americans older than 18 have a criminal record. 70 Million documents how residents and communities are taking up the challenge of reforms, one jail--and story--at a time. We’ll travel around the country to …

70 Million Podcast Teaser

May 18th, 2018

Starting August 27, follow along as the reporters on 70 Million travel around the country to chronicle how communities are taking the challenge of criminal justice reform into their own hands, one jail at a time.
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