A former addict and a former prisoner discuss the developmental retardation their experiences caused. (8 minutes)
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A group of kids is told that “education is the door to their futures.” But these kids are in jail, facing adult sentences.
Samantha Broun interviews her mom about surviving a brutal attack by Reginald McFadden 20 years ago, and sets out to interview friends, family and policymakers about how that attack changed Pennsylvania law regarding life sentences at the time.
Samantha continues toward McFadden, and talks to an inmate who knows something about the case that she never knew before.
More by Ira Glass
Ira Glass reads a favorite passage from the writing of the recently deceased poet Donald Hall.
In 2012, the fever broke, and the Albertville city council stopped targeting Latino residents.
Suddenly realizing just how many Latinos had moved to town, longtime residents jumped into action, fueled by a wave of national and statewide anti-immigration fever.