The Criminal Docket

I recently had the honor to sit down with Harry C. Alford, President and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce in his offices here in Washington, DC. Mr. Alford spoke about the need for criminal justice reform, his concerns about overcriminalization, and some of the steps he and his organization have taken to be a part of the solution. As far as the state of criminal justice in America, Mr. Alford calls it a national tragedy. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 13m57s.

Direct download: CriminalDocketEpisode047.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

#46: Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s "Guantánamo Diary"

On January 20, Little, Brown and Company released a new book about the detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. But this book is like no other on the subject that has been published to date. This book, entitled Guantánamo Diary, is the actual, albeit redacted, diary of Mohamedou Ould Slahi who remains imprisoned there by the United States to this day. We caught up with two of Mr. Slahi’s attorneys, Nancy Hollander and Linda Moreno, in the midst of their international appearances in connection with the release of Guantánamo Diary. They share details of Mr. Slahi’s diary and their experiences as his pro bono, or volunteer, attorneys over the past several years. We also hear from NACDL’s Senior Privacy and National Security Counsel Jumana Musa who provides important insight into the post-September 11 history of this detention facility and those imprisoned there. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 34m54s.

Direct download: CriminalDocketEpisode046.mp3
Category:general, Guantánamo -- posted at: 2:51pm EST