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Our Institutions Failed

Was Epstein’s sucide just a prison failure or a more systemic one? What went drastically wrong? Should all of the people on the suspect list of co-conspirtators of Epstein's be put on suicide watch or put into some sort of protective custody? Retired FBI Criminal Profiler, James Fitzgerald joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The Reality Behind Criminal Justice Reform

Are drug offenses driving the incarceration rate? Did a reduction of street stops increase the crime in Chicago? Will the legalization of marijuana have any impact on our prison population? Deputy Director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute, Rafael Mangual joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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A Model To Scale To Reduce Recidivism

How do you help newly released prisoners reintegrate into the community and the workforce? Does it take more than providing a job but actually requiring a change of heart and attitude to avoid repeating their past mistakes? Is legalization of marijuana counterproductive to the criminal justice reform movement? Founder of Hope for Prisoners, Jon Ponder joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Hope For Prisoners

How does Jon Ponder help those who face the same challenges that he did after leaving prison? How has the connection of former prisoners with law enforcement officials led to a 94% success rate? CEO and Founder of Hope For Prisoners, Jon Ponder joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Weiner Sentenced To Hard Time

Anthony Weiner got a stiff dose of reality Monday as a judge slapped him with a nearly two-year sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Manhattan federal Judge Denise Cote rejected defense pleas and instead ordered him to spend 21 months in a federal penitentiary, saying she needed to make an example of the high-profile pervert.

Should The US Consider Decriminalizing All Drugs?

Should we develop programs to keep drugs on the street clean? What is the real history behind the War On Drugs? How can we implement more science driven policy? Are more treatment options needed in the criminal justice system? "Criminal Justice Week" continues with Columbia University Professor, Carl Hart who joins Dan and Amy to discuss his take on why he believes all drugs should be decriminalized.

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Turnstile Justice

How do we address mass incarceration without undermining the rule of law? What percent of people are in prison for violent crimes and what is their average prison sentence? Can people "age out" of violence? John Pfaff, Professor of Law at Fordham University and author of “Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform,” joins Dan and Amy to discuss these questions and more.

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Former Mafia Boss: Prison Programs Don’t Work If They’re Not Faith Based

Michael Franzese, former Mafia boss and member of the NY Columo crime family, joined Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson to talk about prisoners re-entering the world after serving their sentences and why he believes that faith-based programs are the only way to help. As a former prisoner, he is an expert on why people are in jail in the first place, and the best way to assimilate them back into society. His knowledge is vast as he spent eight years in prison, and said that you could write the same script for most every Prisoner story. 

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