Gin & Justice

Gin & Justice

Heyyy… let's talk about JUSTICE! It's been a long day, pour some gin and have a seat. Justine and Amanda are shedding light on the inner workings of the criminal justice system, taking a deep dive into the many perspectives, and 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. You’ll hear discussions on the impacts the criminal justice system on those who are incarcerated, their loved ones, and those who are wrongfully convicted, and highlights of how substance use disorder and mental health are criminalized and have fueled a system of mass incarceration.Follow and subscribe for weekly behind the scenes look at the American Criminal Legal System.

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Episodes

Meghan Cousino & Jessica Weinstock Paredes: The National Exoneration Registry
Dec 12 2023
Meghan Cousino & Jessica Weinstock Paredes: The National Exoneration Registry
On this week's episode of Gin & Justice the gals chat about some current events including spiking burrito bowls and sketchy NARK kits.   Then they chat with Meghan and Jessica from 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 was founded in 2012 in conjunction with the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law. The Registry provides detailed information about every known exoneration in the United States since 1989—cases in which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges based on new evidence of innocence. The Registry also maintains a more limited database of known exonerations prior to 1989."For more information of the National Registry of Exonerations:https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/about.aspxTO DONATE TO THE REGISTRY:https://funraise.org/give/National-Registry-of-Exonerations/49d88db1-4a88-433c-a0ab-3a4453535ba8/Other Source Material:https://apple.news/A7g7DPpBkScC9g-iOuHk1Ighttps://suncommunitynews.com/news/106122/inspector-general-flaws-in-prison-drugs-tests-found/Don't forget to leave us a review and follow us on social media!https://www.ginandjusticepodcast.comhttps://www.facebook.com/GinAndJustice/IG: @ginandjusticepodcastTwitter: Gin_JusticePodTikTok: Gin_and_Justice
Legal Brief: November 2023 Exonerations Part 1
Nov 28 2023
Legal Brief: November 2023 Exonerations Part 1
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 Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law. The Registry provides detailed information about every known exoneration in the United States since 1989—cases in which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges based on new evidence of innocence. The Registry also maintains a more limited database of known exonerations prior to 1989."For more information of the National Registry of Exonerations:https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/about.aspxTO DONATE TO THE REGISTRY:https://funraise.org/give/National-Registry-of-Exonerations/49d88db1-4a88-433c-a0ab-3a4453535ba8/The Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences:https://cifsjustice.org/#/mainOther Source Material:https://www.caarpr.org/survivors-1/nick-escamillahttps://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1993-02-03-9303175091-story.htmlDon't forget to leave us a review and follow us on social media!https://www.ginandjusticepodcast.comhttps://www.facebook.com/GinAndJustice/IG: @ginandjusticepodcastTwitter: Gin_JusticePodTikTok: Gin_and_Justice
Legal Brief: Progressive Prosecution Resistance; Pretrial Detention; Canteen Prices
Oct 17 2023
Legal Brief: Progressive Prosecution Resistance; Pretrial Detention; Canteen Prices
Legal Briefs are back this week on Gin & Justice and we're talking current events.An Alabama woman was imprisoned for ‘endangering’ her fetus. She gave birth in a jail shower:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/oct/13/alabama-pregnant-woman-jail-lawsuitFL Corrections Secretary says some canteen prices in prisons too high; working on reducing costs:https://apple.news/AaPV_-Q2uTxe6dWWhNNqOsASanta Clara County pilot program aims to stop repeat offenders by keeping them in jail:https://apple.news/ABu8syUH5S4mDN9rXjev66gWith cash bail eliminated in Illinois, Cook County Jail population shrinks:https://apple.news/AdYI_NbfCSaudNzTQk0R4WgPolice Resistance and Politics Undercut the Authority of Prosecutors Trying to Reform the Justice System:https://apple.news/AYO7G3wT-Q3K0ZeQBrRxQigTAMPA, FLORIDA — The 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Criminal Justice Summit, a highly-anticipated event, is set to make its mark on October 20th and 21st, 2023. Hosted at the prestigious Barrymore Hotel and Tampa Preparatory School, this two-day summit promises to be a hub of insightful discussions, featuring an array of distinguished panelists and speakers in the realm of criminal justice reform.Event Details:Date: Friday, October 20th, 2023 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)Location: Barrymore Hotel 111 W Fortune St, Tampa, FL 33602Saturday, October 21st, 2023 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm) Tampa Preparatory School, 727 W Cass Street, Tampa, Florida 33606Don't forget to leave us a review and follow us on social media!https://www.ginandjusticepodcast.comhttps://www.facebook.com/GinAndJustice/IG: @ginandjusticepodcastTwitter: Gin_JusticePodTikTok: Gin_and_Justice
Legal Brief: September Exonerations 2023
Sep 26 2023
Legal Brief: September Exonerations 2023
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 Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law. The Registry provides detailed information about every known exoneration in the United States since 1989—cases in which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges based on new evidence of innocence. The Registry also maintains a more limited database of known exonerations prior to 1989."For more information of the National Registry of Exonerations:https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/about.aspxLeonard Mack:https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=6651Other Source Material:https://innocenceproject.org/news/8-moving-moments-from-leonard-macks-historic-exoneration-after-47-years/https://innocenceproject.org/news/hit-in-dna-database-proves-leonard-macks-innocence-after-47-years-of-wrongful-conviction/https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-leonard-mack-after-wrongful-conviction?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customerhttps://www.wmdt.com/2023/08/exoneration-granted-nearly-30-years-after-wrongful-conviction-in-wicomico-county/Don't forget to leave us a review and follow us on social media!https://www.ginandjusticepodcast.comhttps://www.facebook.com/GinAndJustice/IG: @ginandjusticepodcastTwitter: Gin_JusticePodTikTok: Gin_and_Justice
Tracy Zuluaga/ Jessica White: Post-Conviction Alliance
Sep 5 2023
Tracy Zuluaga/ Jessica White: Post-Conviction Alliance
On this week's Gin & Justice, Justine and Amanda discuss an update in the Pervis Payne case, and the tragic death of a young black woman, Ta'Kiya Young, in the pro-life state of Ohio.  Then they chat with Tracy Zuluaga and Jessica White of the Post-Conviction Alliance.The Post-Conviction & Returning Citizens Alliance is a Florida nonprofit organization, 501C3 who in addition to providing legal post-conviction and appellate services also provides connections resources, tools and referrals to returning citizens.   This includes the incarcerated population, their family, friends, and supporters of those directly impacted by incarceration, the criminal justice system and the jail and prison systems.  For more information on The Post-Conviction Alliance:https://postconvictionalliance.org/Former Tennessee death row inmate Pervis Payne eligible for parole in 4 years:https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/local/2023/08/30/former-tennessee-death-row-inmate-pervis-payn-eligible-for-parole-in-four-years/70723309007/Ta'Kiya Young: Footage of officer shooting pregnant woman dead in Ohio released by police: https://news.sky.com/story/amp/takiya-young-footage-of-officer-shooting-pregnant-woman-dead-in-ohio-released-by-police-12952441Don't forget to leave us a review and follow us on social media!https://www.ginandjusticepodcast.comhttps://www.facebook.com/GinAndJustice/IG: @ginandjusticepodcastTwitter: Gin_JusticePodTikTok: Gin_and_Justice