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Caught

13 EpisodesProduced by WNYC Studios Website

All kids make dumb mistakes. But depending on your zip code, race or just bad luck, those mistakes can have a lasting impact. Mass incarceration starts young. In Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice, hear from kids about the moment they collided with law and order, and how it changed them forever. … read more

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Coming Soon: Mass Incarceration Starts Young

February 28th, 2018

3:52

The United States locks up more people than any country in the world. That starts young: Roughly a million kids a year get caught up in the criminal justice system. In Caught, a new podcast from WNYC, we'll listen as …

Episode 1: 'I Just Want You to Come Home'

March 12th, 2018

28:53

Z had his first encounters with law enforcement when he was just 12 years old. Now, at 16, he’s sitting in detention on an armed robbery charge—his …

Episode 2: 'They Look at Me Like a Menace'

March 14th, 2018

35:37

In our first episode, we met Z. He's locked up because he and a group of friends robbed someone with a gun. But now that he's inside, his biggest problem is his temper. Z is a kid who's had mental health challenges …

Episode 3: 'He Really Wants to Shoot Someone'

March 16th, 2018

35:17

At age 15, Z received his sentence in adult court. The reason why dates back 40 years, to a child named Willie Bosket. His crimes changed everything …

Episode 4: 'Oh My God, What Have I Done?'

March 19th, 2018

36:04

Honor has struggled for years with leukemia, homelessness and suicide attempts. On the anniversary of his leukemia diagnosis, he reached a breaking point: A terrifying eruption that he still refers to as only "the …

Episode 5: 'The Teenage Brain Is Like a Sports Car'

March 21st, 2018

33:19

Stephen is one of thousands of so-called "juvenile lifers" who have an unexpected shot at freedom today. Up until 2005, most juveniles could be …

Episode 6: 'Please Lock Up My Kid'

March 23rd, 2018

38:36

Status offenses are acts only considered crimes if committed by young people – things like running away, not going to school, or missing curfew. They …

Episode 7: 'It’s the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done'

March 26th, 2018

31:08

The justice system isn’t the catch-all for every struggling kid. Desperate parents with means can turn to a whole network of private programs before …

Episode 8: 'I Want Someone to Love Me Even for a Second'

March 27th, 2018

32:33

Girls make up only a small fraction of the incarcerated juvenile population, but girls often land in detention because they have experienced some …

Episode 9: 'You Just Sit There and Wait for the Next Day to Come'

March 28th, 2018

39:05

Rikers Island has ended the traditional use of solitary confinement for juveniles. New York State banned it more broadly, but only for juveniles that …

Bonus: Introducing Aftereffect

June 29th, 2018

37:21

From WNYC Studios, a new podcast called Aftereffect we thought you might enjoy.

In the summer of 2016, a police shooting upended the life of Arnaldo …

Introducing Charged

May 8th, 2019

27:48

For as long as anyone can remember, criminal justice in America has meant one thing: punishment. In the last few years, however, that has begun to change. In a six-part narrative miniseries called Charged, New York …

Like 'Caught'? Try 'The Stakes'

June 5th, 2019

26:00

From host Kai Wright and the team that brought you Caught, The Stakes is a new show about what's not working in our society, how we can do better and why we have to. In this episode, hear from Kristin, a gender fluid, …

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