Locked Up

Original Air Date: 
June 25, 2017
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Most of us will never know what really happens behind bars. Prisons are generally off limits to the public and press, but several new investigations are drawing attention to the conditions in many of our nation's jails. This hour, what should a prison be?

Attica Prison entrance

The Attica Prison riot is remembered as one of the bloodiest and savage of its kind, but a new history is challenging that ...More

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14:29
Barbed wire

Most of us will never know what life in prison is really like. It’s mostly off limits to the public and to many in the press,...More

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10:44

Philosopher Jason Brennan offers a provocative idea: let's bring back flogging as an alternative to imprisonment....More

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2:08
Bastøy Prison from the air

For two years, criminal justice advocate Baz Dreisinger traveled the world, touring prisons in nine different countries, which she...More

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8:12
Fence

Civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson believes in creating incentives to reduce the country's prison population.More

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2:34
Gavel

Martha Nussbaum may be one of the most well-respected living philosophers in the world today. For years, she’s investigated how...More

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11:50