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

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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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   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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On this weeks Gin & Justice, Justine and Amanda ask for your help to save the life of Julius Jones, an innocent man set to be executed October 28th. #justiceforjulius

They also speak with Chris Castillo of Journey To Hope, a group made up of murder victims families against the death penalty. Chris' story of finding forgiveness, healing, and advocacy is just incredible.

To learn more about Journey Of Hope:
https://www.journeyo...

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August 30, 2021 22 min
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This week on Gin & Justice, Justine and Amanda talk common ground with Nisha Anand, CEO of the Dream Corps. Nisha has been an activist since she was a young child and she talks about her journey from her first protest to becoming CEO of one of the most innovative organizations that advocates for change by finding common ground between often polar opposite views and uses that to make progress.  Another amazing woman, making prog...

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On this weeks Legal Brief Justine tells Amanda about a couple of real life stories about being wrongfully convicted that were in recent news.  First, the story about Joshua Spriestersbach, who was  arrested for someone else’s felony probation violation and the gross incompetence that followed. Second, the story of Paul Shane Garrett, a man who plead to a killing he did not commit. The girls also discuss the continued hard work of t...

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This week on Gin & Justice, the girls have the pleasure of speaking with the highest prosecutor in the State of Vermont, Attorney General TJ Donovan.  AG Donovan started as a trial prosecutor and rose through the ranks to his current position  by coming together with defense attorneys, judges and the community to solve problems. We at Gin and Justice call this being smart on crime.  AG Donovan talks about how as a prosecutor he...

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August 2, 2021 13 min

On this week's Legal Brief, Amanda takes the lead and tells Justine all about Rodney Reed. Rodney Reed has been on death row for over 22 years maintaining his innocence and he may finally get his day in court after an evidentiary hearing, with well, A LOT of evidence to the contrary of his guilt.  Justine discusses what is a "Motion" and what is an "Evidentiary Hearing?"  #FreeRodneyReed

  • To read more about Rodney...
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    Feminism. Resisting. Anti-capitalism. Anti-war. Cuba.

    This week Justine and Amanda talk to Vermont's local lawyer, community activist, teacher, organizer, Sandy Baird.  Sandy talks on, well, a million topics.  She talks about the life she has led, the importance of resistant, protesting, protecting rights. Some call her radical, some just call her rad, but either way she is a fighter for the people since the 70's. Sandy has...

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    July 19, 2021 12 min

    This week on Gin & Justice, Justine and Amanda bring you updates from inside a mock prison cell, completing the #BeatTheHeat Challenge put on by Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), and Florida Cares, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of the incarcerated and their families.  The purpose of this event was to raise awareness about the conditions inside Florida prisons, focusing mainly on the LACK OF AIR CONDITI...

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    This week on Gin&Justice, Justine and Amanda have the privilege of speaking with the Honorable Judge Nichols and the Honorable Judge Kelly. Both judges hold a position in the judiciary in separate criminal divisions covering Misdemeanor, Felony, and Drug Court.  The Judges discuss their role in the criminal justice system, the ups and downs of being on the bench, and what their day-to-day looks like - including what it feels li...

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    July 5, 2021 14 min

    On this weeks Legal Brief Justine and Amanda discuss your fourth amendment rights, and why its important to know them. 

    Please like, follow, subscribe, and review if you haven't already, and if you have any questions or just feel like saying hi, email us!

     Amanda@ginandjusticepodcast.com

    Justine@ginandjusticepodcast.com

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    This week Justine and Amanda chat with Sondra. She shares her brothers story of addiction and incarceration. They also discuss mandatory minimum sentencing, astronomical cost of communication, treatment of incarcerated people, the toll of incarceration on the family, and how we can start making a difference. 

    You can reach out to Sondra via Twitter 
                           Sondra Green RHIT
                           @lou_lou_064592


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    June 21, 2021 36 min

    On this Legal Brief, Justine and Amanda discuss some facts about the juvenile justice system from the ACLU, and break down the history of the system as well as how it works now.

    https://www.aclufl.org/en/issues/juvenile-justice

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      This week Justine and Amanda talked with Jeffrey Deskovic. They discussed Jeffrey's wrongful conviction that sent him to prison as a child, his incarceration, his exoneration, and the amazing  advocacy work he is doing now.
      To learn more, and donate to help get wrongfully convicted people out of prison. We highly encourage you to go to:

          https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/

           https://www.patreon.com/Deskovic


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