Shane Bauer – American Prison

I Have to Ask | 14 September 2018 | 0h 33m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Shane Bauer, author of American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment. Discusses his four months as a guard at a private prison in Louisiana, and what he learned about the American system of justice.

Catherine Hoke – The Master of Second Chances

The Tim Ferriss Show | 21 January 2018 | 2h 26m | Listen Later  | iTunes
This is a tear-jerker, with so many reasons to listen. Interview with Catherine Hoke, the founder of Defy Ventures, a nonprofit aimed at ending mass incarceration by harnessing entrepreneurship to transform prisoners. Hoke is the author of A Second Chance: For You, for Me, and for the Rest of Us. The conversation covers her background, advocacy for giving prisoners a second chance and deals openly and bravely with her redemption after her own second chance.

How to Make Prisons More Humane

Future Perfect | 17 October 2018 | 0h 22m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Sets out the evidence for a more humane approach to prisons. Told through the eyes of a US prison guard who had a conversion experience after visiting a Norwegian prison without bars and uniformed guards, but prisoners living in small cottages with common areas, private bedrooms, and kitchens with real knives.