April 15, 2022

In Pursuit Of: Loopholes in Liberty

In Pursuit Of: Loopholes in Liberty

Continuing the “Pursuit of” series, Kevin and Jaime are talking about liberty and the criminal justice system in America. They’re looking at how the 13th Amendment shaped America’s economy and prison system and the impacts we’re still feeling today. Your ever curious co hosts also discuss the challenges felons face after serving their time - finding a job, finding resources, and finding their place in society.


In Pursuit Of: Loopholes in Liberty

Content Warnings: Incarceration, Racism

Continuing the “Pursuit of” series, Kevin and Jaime are talking about liberty and the criminal justice system in America. They’re looking at how the 13th Amendment shaped America’s economy and prison system and the impacts we’re still feeling today. Your ever curious co-hosts also discuss the challenges felons face after serving their time - finding a job, finding resources, and finding their place in society. 

Their expertise in regards to Liberty? Perhaps “expertise” is the wrong word….

Their qualifications to discuss the topic? Random life experience and caffeination during recording sessions.

Basically, anything they discuss? Don’t take their word for it - but they hope you enjoy the show!

Common Ground This Week:

Coffee: 

Jaime’s Cup: Pepsi

Kevin’s Cup: The Frozen Bean - Caramel Macchiato Latte & Frappe mix 

Creativity / Fun / Books / Etc: 

The Perfect Run

Forward Anthology

Biased by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD: 9780735224957 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books 

Sources:

Oxford Dictionary: https://www.oed.com/ 

Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/ 

Ingraham vs Wright / Legal Information Institute 

Private Companies Producing with Prison Labor 2020

Employment After Prison

Black Codes: History.com

Penal Labor in the USA: Wikipedia

Incarceration | Healthy People 2020

Does an Exception Clause in the 13th Amendment Still Permit Slavery? - HISTORY

How Some European Prisons Are Based on Dignity Instead of Dehumanization | Brennan Center for Justice

Standards of Decency: Seeking to Abolish the Death Penalty - The Communications Network 

National Museum of African American History 

Race, Drugs And Sentencing At the Supreme Court

FBI — Crime in the US

Vera Institute 

1881 to 1900 | African American Timeline: 1850-1925 | Library of Congress 

Know Your Rights | Prisoners' Rights 

How prison labor contributes to the US economy : Planet Money

Criminal Justice Fact Sheet | NAACP

Special Thanks To:

@thatmakessensetome via TikTok

@nikki.mov via TikTok 

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