Welcome! In Fall of 2020, the students of HONORS 230D at The University of Washington in Seattle took part in a ten-week course to study the US criminal-legal system, its history, its impacts, and efforts to reform and/or abolish it. The following podcasts, each on a topic chosen by the students, represent the fruits of their labor. Each student listed below has given their consent to have their podcast shared with the general public. Enjoy!
Prison and Parole in Washington StateJared Williams
Camden, NJ and Police AbolitionAnna Dong | email@example.com
Kamala Harris and the Criminalization of Trans PeopleEdith Freeman
The First Step Act and Gender JusticeZeynep Toprakbasti | CW: Rape and gender-based violence
The Past and Present of Forced Sterilization in Jails, Prisons, and ICE Detention CentersRino Watanabe | CW: Forced sterilization
Understanding the 1994 Crime BillDetlef Knauss
Police CorruptionKelly Crebs