Criminal justice

30 Years in Prison for a Crime He Didn’t Commit

July 3, 2018

The exoneration of Jerome Johnson for a 1988 murder conviction reveals again how Baltimore’s criminal justice system takes a heavy toll on African-American residents

Maryland Gubernatorial Krish Vignarajah on Schools, Police, the Environment, and Being a Woman

June 16, 2018

With the primary just weeks away, Krish Vignarajah talks to Dharna Noor about how she would fund schools and implement criminal justice reform, and explains why Maryland needs women in elected office

Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Race: Marilyn Mosby on Criminal Justice Reform

March 29, 2018

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby says she is running on her record and working to improve the criminal justice system

1st Edition

October 20, 2017
In this episode of The Afro 1st Edition with Sean Yoes, TRNN reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis discuss the burgeoning scandal involving the indictment of 8 members of Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force and what it says about efforts to reform to policing

What Real Criminal Justice Reform Looks Like

October 18, 2017

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor talks to Van Jones, Ben Jealous, and Eddie Conway about poverty, unemployment, violence, police accountability and the 2018 Maryland governor’s race

The Real Baltimore

September 20, 2017
Lamar Johnson was released after serving fourteen years for murder after the Innocence Project teamed with Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s office to win his release

NAACP Criminal Justice Town Hall Addresses Systemic Violence and Poverty

July 30, 2017

Executive Producer Eddie Conway attends the NAACP Criminal Justice Town Hall and speaks with Baltimore NAACP President Tessa Hill-Aston and Former Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon about solutions to violence, poverty and unemployment

War on Drugs

July 19, 2017
While charges were dropped against the suspect, former Baltimore cops say the case should highlight the need to end prohibition

Maryland Black Caucus Votes Against Rollback of Bail Reform

March 30, 2017

The legislative group wants to stop a bill supported by the bail industry that would undo a recent court decision rolling back the use of money bail for low-income defendants – By Taya Graham and Stephen Janis