Gin & Justice

Gin & Justice

Heyyy, let's talk about JUSTICE! It's been a long day, pour some gin and have a seat. Two girls, working in law, and we want to talk about what really goes on. We’re shedding light on the inner workings of the criminal justice system, and sometimes we just need some gin. Justine and Amanda deep dive into the many perspectives of the criminal justice system giving listeners a look at the system through the eyes of all walks of life. They discuss the successes and many failures of the system allowing listeners to understand the side of justice that’s often not portrayed. Gin & Justice highlights stories that are often forgotten in the "True Crime" category, and that is, views and perspectives from the real criminal justice system. We talk about the impacts the criminal justice system on those who are incarcerated, their loved ones, and especially those who are wrongfully convicted and spend decades imprisoned for a crime they are not guilty of. We also highlight how substance use disorder and mental health are criminalized and have created a system of mass incarceration. Follow and subscribe for weekly behind the scenes look at the American Legal System.

Episodes

November 22, 2022 21 min



On this Gin & Justice Legal Brief, Justine and Amanda go over some current events.
Alabama Again Cancels an Execution Over Delays Inserting IV Lines: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/17/us/alabama-execution-kenneth-smith.html
Tennessee Supreme Court declares state’s mandatory life sentence for juvenile homicide offenders unconstitutional: https://www.wkrn.com/news/tennessee-news/tennessee-supreme-court-declares-states-mandatory-li...

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On the week's episode of Gin & Justice, Justine and Amanda discuss the sentencing of Taylor Parker, what could cause someone to commit such a crime, and how hard it was to find any defense information.  They also had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Christi Smith.  She talks about her time working in Probation and Parole.  She also talks about what she's up to now with R Street Institute- R Street Institute is a nonprof...

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  On this week's  Gin & Justice Legal Brief, Justine and Amanda encourage everyone to stop whatever they are doing and go out and vote!
  They also go over a couple news articles about  police overusing black suspects in Facebook post and how adding more police didn't help NYC transit crime.

Ballotpedia (Not Ballotopia):https://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page


Police agencies significantly overrepresent Black suspects in Facebook...

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November 1, 2022 53 min

This week Justine and Amanda quickly brief everyone on their weekend at the Tampa Bay Criminal Justice Summit (more on that later), and then quickly dive into their interview with Dr. Brandee Izquierdo with S.A.F.E. Project (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic).  The women discuss substance use disorder and its' relation to the criminal justice system. Brandee tells her inspirational story from the childhood trauma that led to...

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October 24, 2022 91 min

It's the last Legal Brief of the month, so you know what that means!
 Justine and Amanda tell you about all the people added to The National Exoneration Registry.
"The National Registry of Exonerations is a project of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law. It was founded in 2012 in conjunction with the...

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October 17, 2022 22 min

GIN & JUSTICE IS BACK!  

On this week's Legal Brief, Justine and Amanda talk about why they've been MIA the last couple weeks.

They also discuss the Nicolas Cruz Verdict and the death penalty.

Other episodes referenced in this episode:
https://www.buzzsprout.com/1573411/9131850-chris-castillo-journey-of-hope-from-violence-to-healing.mp3?download=true

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1573411/9707639-chelsea-halstead-cornell-c...

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September 26, 2022 72 min

It's the last Legal Brief of the month, so you know what that means!
 Justine and Amanda tell you about all the people added to The National Exoneration Registry.
"The National Registry of Exonerations is a project of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law. It was founded in 2012 in conjunction with the...

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September 19, 2022 54 min

On this weeks episode of Gin & Justice, Justine and Amanda discuss an article about an 18 year old successfully suing the Louisville police department, then they chat with Gin Carter. Gin speaks about The Humanization Project and their mission to humanize the lives of those behind bars in the eyes of the world by strengthening public understanding and encouraging compassion.

For more information on The Humanization Project:
http:...

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On this Gin & Justice Legal Brief, Justine and Amanda discuss Florida's election police and the "crimes" they decide to go after, and the ones they seem to not care so much about. Then they talk about a troubling news article out of Alabama and the criminalization of addiction in pregnant women .

FRRC Legal Defense Fund-Help Floridians Jailed for Voting:https://ldf.floridarrc.com/donate?akid=31266.720731.d537ax&...

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September 5, 2022 77 min

On this weeks episode of Gin & Justice, Justine and Amanda talk about LEAPS Virtual Entrepreneurship Academy, and how to enroll. They discuss an article about the due process of the #keepthemhome folks that got sent back to prison, Then they interview Anthony Wright. Anthony is the 344th DNA exoneree in the nation. He did 25 years for a rape/ murder he did not commit. His story is compelling and heart wrenching. Anthony now spe...

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August 29, 2022 125 min

It's the last Legal Brief of the month, so you know what that means!
 Justine and Amanda tell you about all the people added to The National Exoneration Registry.
"The National Registry of Exonerations is a project of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law. It was founded in 2012 in conjunction with the...

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August 22, 2022 31 min

On this Gin and Justice Legal Brief Justine and Amanda discuss some current events then they get into the legal concepts of obtaining a search warrant. 

Alabama subjected prisoner to ‘three hours of pain’ during execution: 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/15/alabama-joe-nathan-james-jr-execution?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1

New Hillsborough state attorney reverses some of Andrew Warren’s policies:

https://www.tampabay.com/new...

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On this episode of Gin  & Justice, Amanda and Justine talk with Morgan Godvin.
  Morgan is a harm reduction advocate who spent years addicted to heroin and years in prison due to the overdose death of her best friend. She  found a system of injustice within the US justice system, and now she successfully works to change the systems that have harmed her and are harming many others. Not only by telling her own story, but she is a...

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On this weeks Legal Brief, Justine and Amanda discuss current events.  The suspension of Florida Prosecutor Andrew Warren, the craziness of the Alex Jones trial, accountability in the Breonna Taylor case, the lengthy sentencing of Brittney Griner and more.

For more information:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62427546

https://eji.org/news/life-sentence-for-marijuana-possession-upheld-in-mississippi/

Abortion Pills by mail:
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This week on Gin and Justice, Justine and Amanda chat with Laurie Gilbertson. Laurie is a former sex crimes prosecutor, television legal analyst and legal educator who formed Tribeca Blue Consulting to bring her unique skills and passion for teaching to help professionals communicate better.  Delving into the  stories that stuck with Laurie as a prosecutor, she talks about finding her true purpose not only as a prosecutor and pursu...

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July 25, 2022 16 min

It's the last Legal Brief of the month, so you know what that means!
 Justine and Amanda tell you about all the people added to The National Exoneration Registry.
"The National Registry of Exonerations is a project of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law. It was founded in 2012 in conjunction with the...

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This week on Gin & Justice, the ladies chat with Desmond Meade, the Executive Director of Florida Restorative Rights Coalition, about his advocacy work on behalf of millions of returning citizens.  Desmond has persevered in his work for justice involved individuals, and ultimately led the charge on the right to vote for returning citizens, ultimately getting voting rights restored for millions on Floridians with Florida Rights ...

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July 11, 2022 23 min

On this weeks Legal Brief, Justine and Amanda discuss some criminal justice news.

First, Amanda talks about how many US kids are effected by the criminal justice system. You can read the full article here:https://news.umich.edu/nearly-half-of-us-kids-live-in-homes-with-criminal-justice-involvement/

Justine tells us about the recall of Chesa Boudin. You can read more here:https://apple.news/A30eBuEDPMXeZA519NAJ9MQ

Amanda finishes with ...

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July 4, 2022 58 min

On this weeks episode of Gin & Justice, Justine and Amanda chat with Thad Bereday.  Thad is the host of the popular podcast Redemption Radio which just wrapped up the first season. He shares his story  about how he got involved in the criminal legal system and what he's doing now.
For more of Thad:
Redemption Radio is available wherever you get your podcasts:
 https://4redemption.com/redemption-radio/
Facebook: @tbereday
In...

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June 27, 2022 60 min

It's the last Legal Brief of the month, so you know what that means!
 Justine and Amanda tell you about all the people added to The National Exoneration Registry.
"The National Registry of Exonerations is a project of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law. It was founded in 2012 in conjunction with the...

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