Tune in to StandUP with Pete Dominick on SiriusXM Insight all week to talk about the criminal justice system.



History of our court system: Why we have the system we have, how it evolved
Guest: Jed Shugerman, Fordham Law School, legal historian author of “The People’s Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America”

Shugerman tells Pete Dominick about the religious history of “beyond a reasonable doubt”:

Shugerman discusses how the US borrowed ideas for our judicial system:



Policing, a look at police tactics
Guest: Eugene O’Donnell, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former NYPD

O’Donnell says he is not convinced body cameras are the answer to police brutality:



Mandatory sentencing
Guest: Mark Osler, University of St. Thomas, former prosecutor, activist for sentencing reform.

Osler explains why he stopped being a prosecutor to become an activist to fight mandatory sentences:


Mass incarceration
Guest: Lauren-Brooke Eisen, senior Counsel in the Brennan Center for Justice’s Justice Program

Eisen says the incarceration rate in the US has doubled since 1990:



Readjusting to post prison life
Guest: Stanley Richards, Senior Vice President of the Fortune Society, and ex-convict.
Prison reform discussion
Guest: Bernark Kerik, former New York City Police Commissioner and criminal justice reform activist.

Kerik says being in prison is “like dying with your eyes open”:

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