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

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...

Ending Solitary Confinement in NYC Jails & NYS Prisons

In this episode of "Both Sides of the Bars," we are joined by The Fortune Society’s Executive Vice President and Board of Corrections member Stanley Richards and HALT Solitary Confinement’s statewide organizer Jerome Wright to talk about the ending of solitary confinement in NYC jails and the...

Repairing Today's Ineffective Justice System Strategies

American prisons house more than 1.5 million individuals, an increase of over 390% since 1978. This growth persisted even in the face of an overarching decline in crime rates since the 1990s and the longest terms of incarceration since we began to collect accurate data. Over 600,000 men and women...

MNN Partners with NYCHA for Summer Youth Media Project

November 14, 2022

Over an 8-week program during the summer of 2022, MNN and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) partnered to provide media training workshops for NYCHA residents as part of their first-ever Youth Media Project

This Week On MNN

November 10, 2022

This Week on MNN we recognize and celebrate Native American Heritage Month

This Week on MNN we celebrate Halloween!

October 27, 2022

Join MNN producers as they march in New York’s  legendary Village Halloween Parade, go pumpkin picking with the family and meet a group of ghouligan friends.