Radio Archive by Tag

Criminal Justice

  • Prologue.

    522: Tarred and Feathered 04.11.2014

    When we started putting together this week's show, we assumed we'd be using the phrase "tarred ...Criminal JusticePolice

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  • Run On Sentence.

    518: Except For That One Thing 02.14.2014

    Lots of us have things about us that we keep to ourselves. Mike Anderson had something like ...Criminal Justice

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  • Kim Possible.

    507: Confessions 10.11.2013

    Former DC police detective Jim Trainum tells reporter Saul Elbein about how his first murder ...CrimeCriminal JusticePolice

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  • You Don't Say.

    507: Confessions 10.11.2013

    A person is accused of a murder he didn't commit. But in this story there is no false ...ChildhoodCrimeCriminal Justice

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  • Prologue.

    503: I Was Just Trying To Help 08.16.2013

    Ira speaks with Sharon Snyder. Until recently, Sharon was a clerk for circuit court judge in ...Criminal JusticeLegal System

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  • Weeds of Discontent.

    501: The View From In Here 07.26.2013

    A recording of a very unusual conversation that came about in an unusual way. Filmmaker named ...Criminal JusticeFilm/Film Making

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  • Prologue.

    493: Picture Show 04.19.2013

    In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, the Internet has been awash with images from the ...Criminal Justice

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  • 21 Chump Street.

    486: Valentine's Day 02.08.2013

    A few years ago at three high schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, several young police ...Criminal JusticeDrugsRomance

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  • Prologue.

    481: This Week 12.07.2012

    A 17 year old Ethiopian girl who is just learning English goes with her teacher to face her ...Criminal JusticeEnvironmentFamily

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  • Act Two.

    471: The Convert 08.10.2012

    The story of Craig Monteilh continues: What happens when you turn someone in to the FBI who, it ...Criminal JusticeGovernment

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  • Seven Year Snitch.

    469: Hiding in Plain Sight 07.13.2012

    For years, Jorge Salcedo was chief of security for the Cali drug cartel in Colombia. He was in ...Criminal JusticeDrugsHeroism

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  • Act One.

    454: Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory 01.06.2012

    What should we make of what Mike Daisey saw in China? Our staff did weeks of fact checking to ...Criminal JusticeLaborPolitics

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  • Witness for the Barbecue-tion.

    452: Poultry Slam 2011 12.02.2011

    Scharlette Holdman's story continues, in which she and the rest of a legal defense team try to ...AnimalsCriminal Justice

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  • Chinese Checkmate.

    448: Adventure! 10.07.2011

    Some adventures you seek out on purpose, and others hunt you down. Producer Alex Blumberg tells ...CrimeCriminal JusticeJobs/Employment

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  • Lifers.

    442: Thugs 07.29.2011

    Reporter Laura Beil tells the story of a kid named Kenneth Williams and an adult named Ton'Nea ...ChildrenCrimeCriminal Justice

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  • Bring Your Child to Work Detail.

    438: Father's Day 2011 06.17.2011

    Michael May tells this story about two prison inmates in Texas—Daniel Johnson and Jesse ...Criminal JusticeFathersFriendship

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  • Messing with the Bull.

    437: Old Boys Network 06.03.2011

    In a small west Texas town called Kermit, two nurses were accused of harassment after they ...Criminal JusticeHealth Care/MedicineJobs/Employment

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  • Underachievement Test.

    436: The Psychopath Test 05.27.2011

    NPR Science Correspondent Alix Spiegel tells the story of Robert Dixon, who's in a maximum ...Criminal JusticeMental Health

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  • Blood Brothers.

    431: See No Evil 04.01.2011

    When he was a kid, Josh Martin's mother Nancy told him that if anything ever happened to her, ...Criminal JusticeMothersMurder

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  • When I Grow Up.

    425: Slow To React 01.21.2011

    Back in 2004, a reporter named David Holthouse published a remarkable story in the weekly paper ...ChildhoodCrimeCriminal Justice

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  • Prologue And Act One.

    421: Last Man Standing 12.03.2010

    Ira Glass speaks with JoAnn Chiakulas, the only Juror on the trial of former Illinois Governor ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemPolitics

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  • Is That a Tape Recorder in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Unhappy to See Me?

    414: Right to Remain Silent 09.10.2010

    For 17 months, New York police officer Adrian Schoolcraft recorded himself and his fellow ...Criminal JusticeJobs/EmploymentPolice

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  • Hasta La Vista, Maybe.

    398: Long Shot 01.08.2010

    In California, Maryland and Oklahoma, the governors can over-rule parole boards' decisions to ...Criminal JusticeLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    387: Arms Trader 2009 08.07.2009

    Host Ira Glass describes a recent terrorism case in Newburgh, N.Y., in which four men were ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • Act One.

    387: Arms Trader 2009 08.07.2009

    Hemant Lakhani, an Indian-born British citizen, had been a salesman all his life. Clothing, ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • Act Two.

    387: Arms Trader 2009 08.07.2009

    Our story about Hemant Lakhani's case continues, through the sting and the trial. (21 minutes.) Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • Act Three.

    387: Arms Trader 2009 08.07.2009

    Ira talks to Aziz Huq about whether cases like Lahkani's will continue to be pursued under the ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • Disorder In The Court.

    385: Pro Se 07.10.2009

    Earlier this year, admitted drug user Jorge Cruz decided to act as his own lawyer in an Albany, ...Criminal JusticeDrugsLegal System

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  • Be Careful Who You Love.

    384: Fall Guy 06.26.2009

    The story of a famous but not well-understood political fall guy, someone who became a scapegoat ...Criminal JusticeIraqMilitary

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  • Part Two.

    381: Turncoat 05.22.2009

    Michael May's story about Brandon Darby continues. (18 minutes) ActivismCriminal JusticeTerrorism

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  • Prologue.

    379: Return To The Scene Of The Crime 05.01.2009

    There's a town in Florida where if you shoplift, and get caught, a judge will send you back to ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemLive Performance

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  • D-u-why?!

    379: Return To The Scene Of The Crime 05.01.2009

    Mike Birbiglia recalls being in a car accident with a hit and run drunk driver. In the weeks ...Criminal JusticeFunnyLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    368: Who Do You Think You Are? 11.07.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks to Kathy from Hoboken, NJ, who has become obsessed with people who get away ...Criminal Justice

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  • Hanging In Chad.

    363: Enforcers 09.12.2008

    Three guys who go by the names Professor So and So, Jojobean and YeaWhatever spend part of each ...CrimeCriminal JusticeTechnology

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  • Prologue.

    358: Social Engineering 06.27.2008

    Tim White used to be a gang leader in Chicago, but now he's a "violence interrupter" for a ...ActivismCriminal Justice

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  • Prologue.

    356: The Prosecutor 05.30.2008

    Host Ira Glass recalls the case of the so-called Detroit Sleeper Cell—four men, arrested in the ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • Conviction.

    356: The Prosecutor 05.30.2008

    Reporter Petra Bartosiewicz tells the first half of Rick Convertino's story. The Detroit Sleeper ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemPolitics

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  • Retaliation.

    356: The Prosecutor 05.30.2008

    Reporter Petra Bartosiewicz's story continues. Tensions between Rick and his bosses at the ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • Prologue.

    331: Habeas Schmabeas 2007 04.27.2007

    Joseph Margulies, a lawyer for one of the detainees at Guantanamo, explains how the detention ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • There's No U.s. In Habeas.

    331: Habeas Schmabeas 2007 04.27.2007

    Jack Hitt explains how President Bush's War on Terror changed the rules for prisoners of war and ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • September 11th, 1660.

    331: Habeas Schmabeas 2007 04.27.2007

    Habeas corpus began in England. And recently, 175 members of the British parliament filed a ...Criminal JusticeHistoryLegal System

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  • We Interrogate The Detainees.

    331: Habeas Schmabeas 2007 04.27.2007

    Although more than 200 prisoners from the U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay have been released, ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • Objects In Side View Mirror Are Truer Than They Appear.

    318: With Great Power 10.06.2006

    Alex Kotlowitz reports on a woman with the power to change two people's lives...and at the ...Criminal JusticeFathersHeroism

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  • Prologue.

    313: Parental Guidance Suggested 05.19.2006

    We play excerpts from the documentary film Troop 1500. In the film, girl scouts from an Austin, ...Criminal JusticeFilm/Film MakingMothers

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  • Prologue.

    310: Habeas Schmabeas 03.10.2006

    Joseph Margulies, a lawyer for one of the detainees at Guantanamo, explains how the detention ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • There's No U.s. In Habeas.

    310: Habeas Schmabeas 03.10.2006

    Jack Hitt explains how President Bush's War on Terror changed the rules for prisoners of war and ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • September 11th, 1660.

    310: Habeas Schmabeas 03.10.2006

    Habeas corpus began in England. And recently, 175 members of the British parliament filed a ...Criminal JusticeHistoryLegal System

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  • We Interrogate The Detainees.

    310: Habeas Schmabeas 03.10.2006

    Although more than 200 prisoners from the U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay have been released, ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • El Gato Y El Ratoncito.

    309: Cat and Mouse 02.24.2006

    Just near the US-Mexico border, a group of self described "pissed off patriots" called the ...Criminal JusticeImmigration

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  • Prologue.

    292: The Arms Trader 07.08.2005

    The government had an almost impossible task after the September 11th attacks: They had to try ...9/11Criminal JusticeTerrorism

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  • Prologue.

    287: Backed Into A Corner 04.15.2005

    Host Ira Glass interviews Joe Amrine, who was falsely accused of murder. Rather than avoid the ...Criminal JusticeMurder

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  • The Minister Meets The Martyr.

    285: Know Your Enemy 03.25.2005

    In 2002, a Palestinian named Arin Ahmen was arrested for planning to become a suicide bomber in ...Criminal JusticeTerrorism

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  • Prologue.

    282: DIY 02.11.2005

    Carl King, a self-taught investigator, talks about the murder case he's working on now—one the ...CrimeCriminal JusticeMurder

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  • Act One.

    282: DIY 02.11.2005

    Reporter Anya Bourg tells the story of Carl King's first case, where he's able to accomplish ...CrimeCriminal JusticeMurder

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  • Act Two.

    282: DIY 02.11.2005

    The story of Collin Warner continues. His friend Carl manages to convince the real shooter and ...CrimeCriminal JusticeMurder

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  • Except For That One Problem, It's Perfect.

    264: Special Treatment 05.07.2004

    Gregory Warner reports on a program that solves a problem that's been plaguing prisons for ...Criminal JusticeMental Health

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  • Files In Cakes, Ha!

    244: MacGyver 08.15.2003

    There's a book called Prisoners' Inventions, by a California inmate who publishes under the ...Criminal JusticeScience

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  • Until The End Of The War.

    229: Secret Government 01.10.2003

    There are at least two American citizens being held without charges, unable to see lawyers, in ...9/11Criminal JusticeGovernment

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  • Secret Wiretaps From A Secret Court.

    229: Secret Government 01.10.2003

    For over two decades, there's been a secret court in the United States called the FISA court ...9/11Criminal JusticeGovernment

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  • Cowboys And Indians, Part 1.

    219: High Speed Chase 08.16.2002

    Reporter Susan Burton tells the story of a high-speed chase in South Dakota. An incident at a ...AutomobilesCriminal JusticeRace

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  • Act V, Scene 1.

    218: Act V 08.09.2002

    Jack Hitt begins his story about a group of prisoners at the Missouri Eastern Correctional ...Criminal JusticeTheater

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  • Act V, Scene 2.

    218: Act V 08.09.2002

    Jack Hitt's story about a prison production of Hamlet continues. He discovers that almost all ...CrimeCriminal JusticeTheater

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  • Devil In Angel's Clothing, Or Is It The Other Way Around?

    213: Devil on My Shoulder 05.24.2002

    The story of a man who committed a murder when he was a teenager. He got away with it, and ...Criminal JusticeMurderTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    210: Perfect Evidence 04.19.2002

    Host Ira Glass surveys the effects DNA has had on the criminal justice landscape. He talks with ...Criminal JusticeTechnology

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  • Hawks And Rabbits.

    210: Perfect Evidence 04.19.2002

    This is the story of some teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of murder and served 15 years ...Criminal JusticePoliceTeenagers

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  • Snitch.

    210: Perfect Evidence 04.19.2002

    The story of how common and perfectly legal police interrogation procedures, procedures without ...Criminal JusticePoliceTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    190: Living the Dream 08.03.2001

    An 18-year-old named Tito talks about how he didn't have a choice about certain things in his ...Criminal JusticeMusicSexuality

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  • Prologue.

    170: Immigration 10.13.2000

    Host Ira Glass goes to jail in Bristol County, Massachussetts, where there's a large Portuguese ...Criminal JusticeGovernmentImmigration

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  • Act One: Where Goes The Neighborhood.

    170: Immigration 10.13.2000

    Producer Blue Chevigny tells more of the story from Bristol County, where the immigration law of ...CrimeCriminal JusticeImmigration

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  • Man Without A Country.

    170: Immigration 10.13.2000

    What happens if the immigration service wants to deport you, but the country you came from won't ...Criminal JusticeFriendshipImmigration

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  • Are You My Mommy?

    159: Mother's Day 05.12.2000

    When Jessica Robinson was sent to adult prison at the age of 14, the state did such a terrible ...CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal System

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  • Angry Young Man, Times Two.

    150: Kids As Adults 01.21.2000

    This is the story of two people—one in his late teens, one in his late fifties. Both have good ...CrimeCriminal JusticeFamily

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  • Prologue.

    143: Sentencing 10.22.1999

    Host Ira Glass with former Congressman Daniel Rostenkowski. When Rostenkowski began a term in ...CrimeCriminal JusticeDrugs

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  • What's Wrong With This Picture?

    143: Sentencing 10.22.1999

    The story of how a person could be sentenced to 19 years for drug possession—even if police ...CrimeCriminal JusticeDrugs

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  • Who Watches The Watchmen?

    143: Sentencing 10.22.1999

    Judges give their opinions of the drug sentencing laws. Terry Hatter is the Chief U.S. District ...CrimeCriminal JusticeDrugs

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  • A Night In Drug Court.

    143: Sentencing 10.22.1999

    Before this show ended we wanted to know—how typical are the horror stories? What happens in a ...CrimeCriminal JusticeDrugs

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  • You'll Pay.

    135: Allure of Crime 07.23.1999

    Some criminals do not see themselves as basically good people getting away with something bad. ...CrimeCriminal Justice

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  • Saying No For 75 Years.

    134: We Didn't 07.09.1999

    Journalist Steve Bogira tells the story of Vincent Bogan, who said "no" to something once—a ...CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal System

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  • Jail Sell.

    133: Sales 06.25.1999

    Writer/performer Danny Hoch performs a monologue taken from his one man show, Jails, Hospitals ...BusinessCriminal JusticeFunny

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  • Meet The Ball And Chain.

    122: Valentine's Day '99 02.12.1999

    When Anne Staggs started to fall for an inmate named Charles in the Texas prison system, she was ...Criminal JusticeJobs/EmploymentMurder

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  • Prologue.

    119: Lockup 01.08.1999

    Host Ira Glass with jazz musician Ed Ryder, who was in prison in Pennsylvania for twenty years ...Criminal JusticeMurderMusic

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  • I Mess With Texas.

    119: Lockup 01.08.1999

    Over two decades ago, not long after he got out of Texas prison for robbery, Ray Hill got a job ...Criminal JusticeFamilyJournalism

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  • Mother's Day.

    119: Lockup 01.08.1999

    As the number of female prisoners climbs, visiting rooms are packed on Mother's Day. Eighty ...Criminal JusticeHolidaysMothers

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  • Who's Your Daddy?

    119: Lockup 01.08.1999

    A reading of a pamphlet written by ex-con Stephen Donaldson for heterosexual men who are about ...Criminal JusticeSexuality

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  • Open Your Big Mouth.

    119: Lockup 01.08.1999

    What happens when you go into a place—in this case a prison—where there are all sorts of codes ...Criminal JusticeFunnyHolidays

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  • Color Bar.

    119: Lockup 01.08.1999

    Former South African political prisoner Breyten Breytenbach, on how prison changes all your ...Criminal JusticeJournalism

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  • Book Of Job.

    96: Pinned by History 03.13.1998

    Reporter Scott Carrier does a story about Harvey "Job" Matusow. (38 minutes)Criminal JusticeDeathDivorce

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  • 33 Million Dollar Box.

    91: Escape the Box 01.30.1998

    Barry Miller, a Cincinnati millionaire who robbed a bank — and was caught. Alex Blumberg ...CrimeCriminal Justice

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  • Stuck As A Teenager.

    79: Stuck in the Wrong Decade 10.10.1997

    A former addict and a former prisoner discuss the developmental retardation their experiences ...Criminal JusticeDrugsHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Act Five.

    78: How Bad Is Bad? 10.03.1997

    First, an interview with Jim Nelson, then, an interview with Eli, a computer hacker who was ...CrimeCriminal JusticeReligion

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  • International Justice.

    48: Justice 01.03.1997

    They can't pronounce the names, can't read the maps, don't know the history, and are on an ...CrimeCriminal JusticeHistory

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  • Juvenile Justice.

    48: Justice 01.03.1997

    Scott Carrier visits a courtroom where teenagers are tried and convicted by their teenage peers ...CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal System

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  • Act Two.

    6: Christmas 12.22.1995

    A story about Christmas at Juvenile Court by Chicago novelist/editor Reginald Gibbons. (10 minutes)Criminal JusticeFictionHolidays

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  • Act Three.

    5: Anger and Forgiveness 12.15.1995

    In the last few years, laws and sentencing guidelines have become much harsher. Sociologically ...CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal System

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  • Act Three.

    2: Small Scale Sin 11.24.1995

    In the 1990s, Eli was a member of MOD, one of the most infamous and accomplished computer ...CrimeCriminal JusticeTechnology

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  • Act Four.

    1: New Beginnings 11.17.1995

    Ira talks with Ed Ryder, who was wrongly imprisoned for twenty years and recently released. The ...Criminal JusticeMusic

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