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Announcing Season 2 of ‘Justice in America’

Join Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith for the most important discussions on criminal justice.

Tomorrow we will launch the second season of “Justice In America,” available on iTunesStitcherSoundCloud, or wherever you get your podcasts. Hosted by Josie Duffy Rice, senior reporter at The Appeal, and Clint Smith, doctoral candidate and poet, each episode of Justice in America focuses on a different facet of the criminal justice system. Through conversation, storytelling, media, and interviews, the hosts shed light on how our system functions, and the ways in which it disproportionately harms poor people and people of color.

The second season of “Justice In America” will cover topics like juvenile justice, public defense, how judicial elections contribute to mass incarceration, and how the media covers the criminal legal system. Guests this season include author and activist Mariame Kaba, the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery, and other leading voices. This season will also introduce a new segment aimed at helping listeners question commonly misused, misunderstood, or frankly, harmful phrases or terms related to criminal justice.

The season’s first episode examines the role of public defenders in the justice system and features Jonathan Rapping, founder and president of Gideon’s Promise. Rapping discusses the work being done around changing the public defense landscape in America by grooming a generation of public defenders.

You can listen to the first episode on Wednesday, Jan. 16. You can listen to the teaser and subscribe to “Justice in America” today!