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On this edition of Your Call: What are the demands of prisoners who are striking across the country?

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How far have we come in reforming criminal justice, and what will it take to change the system? With 2.2 million people behind bars, the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Still, that number is at a two-decade low, according to a recent Bureau of Justice Statistics report.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're talking about how families are affected when their loved ones go to prison. When Issac Bailey was just nine, he saw his oldest brother taken away in handcuffs. Moochie Bailey was imprisoned for murder for 32 years. Half of the ten boys in Bailey's family eneded up in the criminal justice system.

Portrait: Matthew Septimus | Book art: Basic Books

  

The largest providers of psychiatric care in the US aren’t hospitals – they’re jails and prisons. On this edition of Your Call, we speak with journalist Alisa Roth about her new book Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness.

 

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about why the increase of women in prisons has far surpassed the growth of male prisoners in the US.

  

Does the pretrial detention and bail bond system embolden predatory practices?

Daily news roundup for Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016
Tammy Drummond

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

California voter registration soaring as June 7 primary approaches // East Bay Times

"Californians are registering to vote in breathtaking numbers not seen since the Reagan Revolution, as the no-holds-barred presidential primary season and tech-based outreach efforts have rousted more than 1 million people from their political slumber."