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. Follow and subscribe for weekly behind the scenes look at the American Legal System. Have an experience with the criminal justice system you want to share? Email us at: justine@ginandjusticepodcast.com or amanda@ginandjusticepodcast.com

Episodes

January 25, 2022 88 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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On this weeks episode Justine and Amanda speak with Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis, a community-based sociologist and criminologist, educator, and researcher. She is also the founder of 365 Diversity.
365 Diversity does results-based trainings, workshops, evaluations, and assessments of every part of schools, businesses, and organizations.
We discuss the need to look inside ourselves and find our contributions and be open to change.


 To learn ...

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January 11, 2022 57 min

     On this weeks episode Justine and Amanda talk with Todd Boczkowski.
 Todd shares his unique perspective on the criminal justice system as not only a murder victims family member, but also as the son of the man convicted in the murders of his mother and step mother.  He speaks openly about the trauma  associated with navigating that at a young age.
He also tells us about the book he wrote about his experience called "My Two ...

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January 4, 2022 13 min

Happy New Year everyone! On this weeks Legal Brief, Justine teaches us about hearsay and some of the exceptions to the rule.

Don't forget to like, subscribe, and review <3

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December 28, 2021 49 min

On this weeks episode, Justine and Amanda chat with Kate Judson, the Executive Director of the Center For Integrity In Forensic Sciences.  CIFS is an organization created by renowned attorneys, Keith Findley, Dean Strang, and Jerome Buting to raise awareness and create standards for forensic sciences in the courtroom, because currently there are NONE! Faulty forensics contribute to so many wrongful convictions...need we say... Dr. ...

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December 21, 2021 103 min

It's the last Legal brief of the month,  so you know what that means, Justine and Amanda tell listeners all about the people who were added to The National Registry of Exonerations list.

As always we want to thank the hard working folks at https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/about.aspx for all the hard work they do compiling all of this  information. We highly suggest you check them out.

Even more so, thank you t...

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On this weeks episode Justine and Amanda sit down with Chelsea Halstead,  the Associate Director of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide, where she oversees the center’s strategy, advocacy, and fundraising efforts.

We discuss how women are treated when it comes to the death penalty, some stories of women from death row, some projects Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide is working on, and more.

To learn more ab...

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On this weeks Legal Brief Justine tells Amanda about some criminal justice reform news and Florida's unfortunate response to the 100,000 + people that have died from overdoses this year.

 Source material for this episode :
https://www.wsmv.com/news/gov-lee-grants-clemency-for-17-people/article_78f7984c-539b-11ec-81d0-db47c6becbf5.html

https://floridapolitics.com/archives/476984-house-subcommittee-oks-bill-bolstering-drug-deale...

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  On this weeks episode Justine and Amanda chat with Juanita Belton, Santia Nance, & Paulettra James, The founders of SIP.

   These three women have a vision to change the perception of those sentenced to prison beyond 10 years and have been forgotten by lawmakers and society. Currently focused in Virginia, they started their efforts with the goal achieving the release of their loved ones, Quadaire Patterson, Jerry James, and Si...

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November 23, 2021 69 min

  It's the last Legal Brief of the month, so you know what that means! That's right, Justine and Amanda are telling the stories of the people who were added to the National Registry of Exonerations.

 " 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...

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November 16, 2021 44 min

This weeks episode, Justine and Amanda had he pleasure of chatting with Jia Wertz. Jia  is an independent documentary filmmaker pursuing stories that explore wrongful convictions in the name of protecting the social order.  She is currently investigating the inconsistencies of the American Criminal Justice system through the story of Jeffrey Deskovic (who you may remember from his interview with G&J) and other exonerees to have...

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November 9, 2021 13 min
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November 1, 2021 50 min

On this episode of Gin & Justice, Justine and Amanda talk with Mahlia, the Executive Director at LEAP,  and Nancy, a LEAP participant.

LEAP: Ladies Empowerment Action Program, empowers women who have experienced incarceration through transformational opportunities, program, services and advocacy.

They give listeners the ins and outs of the program and touch on how difficult reentry can be. We discuss incardination, transition hou...

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October 25, 2021 79 min

It's the last episode of the month so that means Justine and Amanda are going to tell you about all the people who were added to the Nation Exoneration List this month.

JUWAN DEERING: https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=6042
SHERWOOD BROWN: https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=6039
TERRY CEASOR: https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/...

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October 18, 2021 82 min


   Alright folks, this weeks episode is a lot, not going to lie to you.

  First, Justine gives Amanda the low down about the travesty  that is going on in the Rutherford County , Tennessee juvenile justice system.  You can read the full article she references here:https://www.propublica.org/article/black-children-were-jailed-for-a-crime-that-doesnt-exist

Also the follow up article here: https://www.propublica.org/article/outrage-gro...

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SUPRISE!
   We are skipping the Legal Brief this week to talk to you about a very serious matter. A few days ago was World Against The Death Penalty Day, and we thought it was more important to bring you another story from death row.
  This week we talked to Joe, a death row exoneree who tells us how quickly your life can be flipped upside down due to a wrongful conviction.  Joe was arrested in 1996 for a double murder in Florida an...

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October 4, 2021 50 min

This week on Gin & Justice, Justine and Amanda talk with the fabulous Allison Cohen from Ohioans to Stop Executions!  Allison has all the facts about why we need to abolish the death penalty. It does not make communities safer, it does not deter crime, it does not make sense financially, it takes decades of legal proceedings and appeals, and lastly but not least - we have had 186 exonerations from death row!

Take Action in Ohio...

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September 27, 2021 34 min

On this Legal Brief Justine and Amanda tell the stories of the people that were exonerated this month. It's quite infuriating.

All source material for this episode can be found at: https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/about.aspx

TONY HOPPS: https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=6028

PAUL SHANE GARRETT:https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid&...

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  On this episode of Gin & Justice, Justine and Amanda talk all things criminal justice with Florida House Rep.  Anna Eskamani.

  From minimum mandatory sentencing, reentry for returning citizens, basic needs of inmates, to bills that violate our rights here in Florida, and more.

 
To learn more about the community ideas for criminal legal system reform visit:
https://annaveskamani.medium.com/community-ideas-for-criminal-legal-syst...

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September 13, 2021 42 min

This week on Gin & Justice Justine and Amanda have such an important story to share that they skipped the Legal Brief and brought you a full-length interview with Malissa. Malissa is one of the thousands of Federal inmates home on home confinement under the CARES Act that was passed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Malissa shares her journey leading to her imprisonment, but more importantly, the work she has done since sh...

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