Correctional Training (w/ J. Pfaff & M. Rocque)

Episode 45 · August 22nd, 2019 · 59 mins 7 secs

About this Episode

John Pfaff is Professor of Law at Fordham University, and has areas of expertise that include prisons, criminal law, and sentencing law. Michael Rocque is Associate Professor of Sociology at Bates College, and his areas of expertise include criminological theory, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and desistance from crime. He has also worked as Senior Research Advisor with the Maine Department of Corrections. In this episode, we use the recent death of Jeffrey Epstein as well as ongoing mass shootings as jumping off points for a wide-ranging conversation about jail and prison conditions, mental illness and mass public shootings, criminal justice reform, and more, including discussion of at least one U.S. presidential candidate.

--John Pfaff's Fordham profile
--Mike Rocque's Bates profile
--Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform (by John Pfaff)
--"Actually, there is a clear link between mass shootings and mental illness," (by Grant Duwe and Michael Rocque, for the Los Angeles Times)
--Stephanie Kelley-Romano's Bates profile
--"What we know about the conditions at the prison where Jeffrey Epstein died," (from National Public Radio)
--Wiki entry on the Prison Litigation Reform Act
--"America's most interesting sheriff" (Economist article on Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart)
--Rocque's Scholars Strategy Network profile
--"Megan Rapinoe did not stomp on the flag. Here's why people got outraged regardless," (by Rocque, for Newsweek)
--"Justice and safety for all," (Bernie Sanders's criminal justice reform plan)