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Off the Block

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KCRW, George Lavender

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A trip to jail, even a short stint, can upend many lives - the inmate, their loved ones, and their children among others. This series traces the path from city block to jail block and back.

Latest Episodes

Away from home: An audio journal

The absence of those in jail can be felt deeply by family members and loved ones.

-1 s2016 OCT 19
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Away from home: An audio journal

In and out of the biggest mental health facility in Los Angeles

Meet LePriest Valentine, who kept winding up in the only sanctuary he could find after getting out of jail: Skid Row.

-1 s2016 OCT 12
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In and out of the biggest mental health facility in Los Angeles

There's no glamour in a jailhouse wedding

All prisoners have the right to marry, but there are lots of restrictions. You can't exchange rings or request a special ceremony, there's thick glass separating the couple and even applying for the marriage license itself can be complicated. It may...

-1 s2016 OCT 5
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There's no glamour in a jailhouse wedding

Lost weekends

Thousands of Los Angeles County prisoners are housed in Pitchess Detention center, 50 miles from the inner city neighborhoods where police make many arrests. For visitors, the journey to the jail can take all day. The closest bus stop is a mile away...

-1 s2016 SEP 28
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Lost weekends

Bail: How to buy your freedom [Explicit]

If you have the money, getting out of jail can be straightforward. If you don't, you're going to need some help.

-1 s2016 SEP 21
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Bail: How to buy your freedom [Explicit]

Life on a million dollar block [Explicit]

One small neighborhood in Los Angeles accounted for hundreds of bookings into county jail over a five year period - and more than a million dollars in incarceration costs.

-1 s2016 SEP 14
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Life on a million dollar block [Explicit]

Subscribe now to 'Off the Block'

Preview a series of stories tracing the path from city block to jail block and back.

-1 s2016 SEP 3
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Subscribe now to 'Off the Block'
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Latest Episodes

Away from home: An audio journal

The absence of those in jail can be felt deeply by family members and loved ones.

-1 s2016 OCT 19
Comments
Away from home: An audio journal

In and out of the biggest mental health facility in Los Angeles

Meet LePriest Valentine, who kept winding up in the only sanctuary he could find after getting out of jail: Skid Row.

-1 s2016 OCT 12
Comments
In and out of the biggest mental health facility in Los Angeles

There's no glamour in a jailhouse wedding

All prisoners have the right to marry, but there are lots of restrictions. You can't exchange rings or request a special ceremony, there's thick glass separating the couple and even applying for the marriage license itself can be complicated. It may...

-1 s2016 OCT 5
Comments
There's no glamour in a jailhouse wedding

Lost weekends

Thousands of Los Angeles County prisoners are housed in Pitchess Detention center, 50 miles from the inner city neighborhoods where police make many arrests. For visitors, the journey to the jail can take all day. The closest bus stop is a mile away...

-1 s2016 SEP 28
Comments
Lost weekends

Bail: How to buy your freedom [Explicit]

If you have the money, getting out of jail can be straightforward. If you don't, you're going to need some help.

-1 s2016 SEP 21
Comments
Bail: How to buy your freedom [Explicit]

Life on a million dollar block [Explicit]

One small neighborhood in Los Angeles accounted for hundreds of bookings into county jail over a five year period - and more than a million dollars in incarceration costs.

-1 s2016 SEP 14
Comments
Life on a million dollar block [Explicit]

Subscribe now to 'Off the Block'

Preview a series of stories tracing the path from city block to jail block and back.

-1 s2016 SEP 3
Comments
Subscribe now to 'Off the Block'
the END