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Bruce Western and Dr. Emily Wang joined Joshua B. Hoe to discuss COVID-19 in prisons right in the middle of the epidemic. They discussed decarceration, vaccinations, infection rates, and the duty of care America should have when dealing with pandemic in our correctional facilities.

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Amanda Alexander, Executive Director of the Detroit Justice Center, discusses her long history of activism and abolition on the Decarceration Nation Podcast.

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On August 24th, 2020 Joshua B. Hoe held a discussion with Amanda Alexander, Executive Director of the Detroit Justice Center, about the…

But Don’t Let My Cynicism Get in the Way of a Good Conspiracy Theory

I know it is much more fun to run with political theater, but, most likely, the Mr. Epstein’s death was actually a suicide. …

An Orange Is the New Black Fact Check

Many times shows create situations that are not entirely accurate in order to move the plot along, In the case of Orange Is the New Black, the writers <clearly> wanted to get Piper out of prison for the final act of the…

Episode 58 of the Decarceration Nation Podcast

I first met Rob Perez at the Celebration of Second Chances event in Lexington Kentucky hosted by the US Justice Action Network. …

Considering Tyrion’s Season 8 Episode 4 speech to Cersei in context


*Spoiler Alert*

Most of the last several seasons of Game of Thrones has been occupied by Benioff and Weiss turning Tyrion Lannister from an incredibly strategic and entertaining drunk into an incredibly stupid and annoying teetotaler.

Let’s face it…

Who had the dumbest moment of “Winterfell”


Look, it is hard to blame characters for writers and showrunners who have reduced them from full-bodied characters full of motivations and deep backstories down to caricatures.

At the same time, someone has to have had the dumbest moment of episode one, here…

And no, it does not involve joining the fight at Winterfell


Warning, I will be discussing theories based on events that have already occurred on the show *spoiler alert*

As much as I hate to say it, of late, there is really only one person playing chess in Westeros (and…

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

(this is a slightly modified version of one part my recap of Season 8 Episode 1 “Winterfell”)

If I have one consistent criticism of Benioff and Weiss it is that they are addicted to sacrificing story, logic, and character motivation to deliver spectacle.

Of course everyone…

Pease Stop calling people “Felons”

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I was getting tired of turning on the television every night only to hear yet another pundit describe another HUMAN BEING as a “convicted felon.”

But Josh? The dictionary definition is “someone who committed a felony?”

First, that means you are defining someone — entirely…

Josh H

Author, Criminal Justice Reform Advocate, Co-Host of the "Decarceration Nation" Podcast, Television critic and Movie Reviewer,

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