17 Going Mainstream – Giovanni’s TV Debut

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We expand upon and review the ABC27 News recent television piece on Pennsylvania juvenile lifers’ resentencing and possible release following a January Supreme Court ruling, for which Giovanni Reid was interviewed by the channel’s anchor, Dennis Owens. In conversation with La Tasha Williams, we talk about how the public might have received the piece, and the drawback of juxtaposing the broader issue of juvenile lifers being released with Giovanni’s personal story of his innocence claim on a short, quick-fired 5-minute TV slot. We also have a bit of fun with Dennis Owens’ naming of this podcast!


15 New & Noteworthy – Call to Action

cropped-Zoe-Badovinac-juvie-Album-Art-v1-2-2.jpgA Call to Action from this new, 2-month-old podcast, noteworthy for being the only podcast devoted solely to children, youth and criminal justice.

Zoe gives a brief overview of what the podcast is about, announces a new, regular schedule for the Giovanni Reid wrongful conviction episodes, and asks you to support juvie, so we can continue to bring you quality content, and expand our activities in scope, and geographically.

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Intro: Jeffrey Deskovic

Music: Chameleon Catholics – Crayon Thesis


8 Cordless and Empowered – Tyrone Jones

dsc06176-copyWe talk to Tyrone Jones, speaking on a cordless phone, sitting in the backyard of his new home in Chester County PA, 11 days after his release from 43 years in a Pennsylvania prison. Cordless phones, cell phones, the internet, email – it’s all new technology for Ty, but he’s gradually getting to grips with these tools that facilitate his new power for self-determination.

Intro / Outro: Jeffrey Deskovic

Music: Chameleon Catholics – Where’s Cush?


6 Always, Giovanni – Letter from Giovanni Reid

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A brief letter exchange with our featured juvenile lifer, Giovanni Reid.

Intro / Outro: Jeffrey Deskovic

Voice of Giovanni Reid: Lewis M

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