Episode 8: 'I Want Someone to Love Me Even for a Second'

Episode 8: 'I Want Someone to Love Me Even for a Second'

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosPolicy experts even use the term "sexual abuse to prison pipeline," and they say it’s why incarcerating a young girl perpetuates more negative behavior and makes it harder to exit the system. 

Episode 7: 'It’s the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done'

Episode 7: 'It’s the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done'

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosDesperate parents with means can turn to a whole network of private programs before their kids even get caught. For a young person named James, this type of intervention in his teenage years was life-changing.

Episode 6: 'Please Lock Up My Kid'

Episode 6: 'Please Lock Up My Kid'

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosStatus offenses are designed to keep at risk youth safe, but in practice, they can also become a pipeline into the juvenile justice system for kids who might otherwise not end up there.

 

Episode 5: 'The Teenage Brain Is Like a Sports Car'

Episode 5: 'The Teenage Brain Is Like a Sports Car'

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosStephen is one of thousands of so-called "juvenile lifers" who have an unexpected shot at freedom today. Up until 2005, most juveniles could be sentenced just as harshly as adults: that meant life without parole, even the death penalty.

Episode 4: 'Oh My God, What Have I Done?'

Episode 4: 'Oh My God, What Have I Done?'

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Co-published with WNYC Studios. Honor has struggled for years with leukemia, homelessness and suicide attempts. Like many young people who struggle with mental illness, "the incident" pushed Honor into the criminal justice system.

Episode 3: 'He Really Wants to Shoot Someone'

Episode 3: 'He Really Wants to Shoot Someone'

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosAt age 15, Z received his sentence in adult court. The reason why dates back 40 years, to a child named Willie Bosket. His crimes changed everything for kids and criminal justice.

Episode 2: 'They Look at Me Like a Menace'

Episode 2: 'They Look at Me Like a Menace'

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosIn our first episode, we met Z. Z is a kid who's had mental health challenges since he was small, and when he's gotten the support he needs, he has thrived. Inside lock up, that support is complicated.

Coming Soon: Mass Incarceration Starts Young

Coming Soon: Mass Incarceration Starts Young

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosRoughly a million kids a year get caught up in the criminal justice system. In Caught, a new podcast from WNYC, we'll listen as some of those young people tell their stories over nine episodes.

In Baltimore, More Employers are Hiring Formerly Incarcerated People

In Baltimore, More Employers are Hiring Formerly Incarcerated People

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Co-published with PBS NewsHour. Having a criminal record haunts the resumes of millions of Americans, but a four-year-old program in Baltimore is changing the odds for ex-offenders. 

Video Shows Texas Troopers Ripping Apart Immigrant Families During Traffic Stops

Video Shows Texas Troopers Ripping Apart Immigrant Families During Traffic Stops

Lauren Feeney & Maisie Crow

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Co-published with The InterceptIn Texas, state troopers have become frontline enforcers of federal immigration laws.

Sunset Park Studio Squeeze for Artists

Sunset Park Studio Squeeze for Artists

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosKate Hawes has been making custom solid wood furniture in Brooklyn for 20 years until her landlord decided to raise the rent by 25 percent in one year.

C is for Childcare: English Class Offers Free Babysitting Too

C is for Childcare: English Class Offers Free Babysitting Too

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosA new program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is trying to make it easier for moms who don't speak English to improve their language skills. 

Flagging It: A Sunset Park Resident's Call For Unity

Flagging It: A Sunset Park Resident's Call For Unity

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Co-published with WNYC Studios. Brooklyn resident Junior Allende is planting a flag — actually many of them — along the Fifth Avenue entrance to Sunset Park as a protest against gentrification.

 

Uninsured and in Need of Healthcare

Uninsured and in Need of Healthcare

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosThere's a patchwork of primary care available to New Yorkers who don't have health insurance. But if you need extensive medical care, your options are limited.

 

 

For Two Immigrant Artists, American Dream is Uncertain

For Two Immigrant Artists, American Dream is Uncertain

Leighton Woodhouse & Armando Aparicio

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Co-published with KQED. What would our local arts communities look like without DACA? 

Chinese Restaurant Workers Travel Far For Work

Chinese Restaurant Workers Travel Far For Work

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosChinese immigrants based in New York City have long taken jobs in restaurants as far away as Pennsylvania, Alabama, and even Florida. 

Does This Avocado Toast Come With A Side of Gentrification?

Does This Avocado Toast Come With A Side of Gentrification?

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Co-published with WNYC Studios. Businesses like Avocaderia are creating jobs in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. But at what cost?

Birth of the NYC Co-op. Thank You, Finland.

Birth of the NYC Co-op. Thank You, Finland.

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosTo understand why cooperative apartments outnumber condos in NYC, you have to visit Sunset Park, Brooklyn.