Both Sides of the Bars is a discussion driven show that examines the criminal justice system from various perspectives, including those most impacted by the Criminal Justice System.  It discusses critical questions about how the current system works, its intersections with Social Justice and highlight the efforts that are being made to improve the lives of everyone that is affected by it.

Episodes

Tapping Into An Untapped Labor Market

Host Andre Ward and guest Jeffrey Abramowitz discuss the importance of hiring people previously involved in the justice system, not only as a mean of opportunity for those formerly incarcerated, but as an advantage for the companies that open the doors to them.

Aging People in Prison

Host Andre Ward talks to Ute Ritz-Deutch, Coordinator of the Amnesty International Chapter at Ithaca, NY.  They talk about aging people in prisons, parole boards and what can be done to improve the live of this population

Automatic Expungement

Host Andre Ward talks with guest Judith Whiting, general counsel for the Community Service Society, a Manhattan-based anti-poverty non-profit, about the importance of automatic expungement for people with histories of involvement in the criminal legal system. Automatic expungement is fundamental to...

Housing Rights for People with Criminal Legal Histories

Host Andre Ward talks with Tabber B. Benedict, Housing Advocate/Special Assistant at The Fortune Society; Michael Chin, Civil Rights Enforcement Manager, Seattle Office for Civil Rights; and Ian Wilder, Executive Director, Long Island Housing Services (LIHS) about discriminatory practices against...