25 Coming of Age – A Valentine’s Invitation

Jeffrey Deskovic, who lost half his teenage years and all his twenties to wrongful incarceration, is looking for a date for the evening of Valentine’s Day 2017, so we invite eligible single women to listen closely. He talks about the social challenges he faced after exoneration as a result of being in prison at the crucial period when teenagers and young men are forming friendship groups, and experimenting with dating and romantic relationships.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jeffrey talks affectionately about the non-romantic prison and post-exoneration relationships that have been important and influential for him, with other prisoners, prison authority figures, a long-distance stranger, his family, brother Chris, a college dean, and fellow exoneree Richard Rosario, and relates some humorous incidents in his life that have made even untenable situations bearable. He also engages in a bit of back-and-forth banter with Zoe about what women want!

If you are interested in being Jeffrey’s date for Valentine’s night, please send a photo and brief description of yourself to Jeffrey or juvie:                                                                                     Jeffrey Deskovic: j.deskovic@hotmail.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            juvie Podcast: juviepodcast@gmail.com

Intro / Outro: Jeffrey Deskovic

Music: Chameleon Catholics – Where’s Cush?; It’s Like Trying to Speak Swahili with Gandhi


18 Forty-Two Years & Hoping – Giovanni’s Birthday

14695318_1205522662841806_8796087147179181274_nAs Giovanni Reid turns 42, we talk with his older sister, Theresa Reid, who describes him growing up, and during the 25 years since his incarceration. We hear about the family and community environment into which Giovanni was born, and about his three closest friends, with whom he was to head for dawn disaster.

This is the first adult birthday that Giovanni can celebrate with hopes of rejoining his family…..

Intro / Outro: Jeffrey Deskovic

Voice of “Pop” Jimmy Reid – Jimmy Reid

Music: Chameleon Catholics – Where’s Cush?; It’s Like Trying to Speak Swahili with Gandhi