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Like 'Caught'? Try 'The Stakes'

From host Kai Wright and the team that brought you Caught, The Stakes is a new show about what's not working in our society, how we... more

05 Jun 2019 · 26 minutes
Introducing Charged

For as long as anyone can remember, criminal justice in America has meant one thing: punishment. In the last few... more

08 May 2019 · 27 minutes
Bonus: Introducing Aftereffect

From WNYC Studios, a new podcast called Aftereffect we thought you might enjoy. In the summer of 2016, a police shooting upended the life of... more

29 Jun 2018 · 37 minutes
Episode 9: 'You Just Sit There and Wait for the Next Day to Come'

Rikers Island has ended the traditional use of solitary confinement for juveniles. New York State banned it more broadly, but... more

28 Mar 2018 · 39 minutes
Episode 8: 'I Want Someone to Love Me Even for a Second'

Girls make up only a small fraction of the incarcerated juvenile population, but girls often land in detention because they have... more

27 Mar 2018 · 32 minutes
Episode 7: 'It’s the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done'

The justice system isn’t the catch-all for every struggling kid. Desperate parents with means can turn to a whole network... more

26 Mar 2018 · 31 minutes
Episode 6: 'Please Lock Up My Kid'

Status offenses are acts only considered crimes if committed by young people – things like running away, not going to school, or... more

23 Mar 2018 · 38 minutes
Episode 5: 'The Teenage Brain Is Like a Sports Car'

Stephen is one of thousands of so-called "juvenile lifers" who have an unexpected shot at freedom today. Up until 2005,... more

21 Mar 2018 · 33 minutes
Episode 4: 'Oh My God, What Have I Done?'

Honor has struggled for years with leukemia, homelessness and suicide attempts. On the anniversary of his leukemia diagnosis, he reached a breaking... more

19 Mar 2018 · 36 minutes
Episode 3: 'He Really Wants to Shoot Someone'

At age 15, Z received his sentence in adult court. The reason why dates back 40 years, to a child named Willie... more

16 Mar 2018 · 35 minutes
Like 'Caught'? Try 'The Stakes'