Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... May 15, 2018 Show 337 Hour 2

How do we keep our jails from filling with people who might better be served elsewhere?

The Safety and Justice Challenge, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, seeks to reduce the overuse of jails or, put another way, the over-incarceration of Americans.

In The Moment ... April 30, 2018 Show 326 Hour 1

The documentary "True Conviction" looks at three men who were wrongfully convicted, eventually exonerated and released after years of incarceration. The film follows their quest to help other innocent men behind bars.

You can see it Monday, April 30 at 9 p.m. CST / 8 p.m. MDT on Independent Lens on SDPB-TV.

Chris Laughery

In the Moment ... March 1, 2018 Show 287 Hour 2

Jim Reese is an associate professor of English at Mount Marty College in Yankton. He's author of the books "Really Happy" and "Ghost on Third."

For ten years, he has been teaching a rigorous creative writing program in Yankton's Federal Prison Camp. That program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The 10th anniversary edition of the course's anthology, 4 p.m. Count has been released.

In The Moment ... January 18, 2018 Show 258 Hour 1

Trevor Jones serves as the Cabinet Secretary for South Dakota's Department of Public Safety. Prior to this, he spent twenty years working law enforcement in South Dakota.

We talk with him about the department's legislative priorities for 2018.

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A man accused of taking part in a double murder in Sioux Falls earlier this month has been arrested in northeast Nebraska.  Manuel Frias is subject of a one-million dollar search warrant on two counts of First-Degree Murder.  Gary Bunt with the U-S Marshal’s Service says police received tips that Frias was a couple of hours down the road from Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2018 Show 256 Hour 2

Dr. James Murphy is an assistant Professor of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion at South Dakota State University. He's been selected as the 2018 J.P. Hendrickson Faculty Scholar and will deliver the 2018 Herbert Cheever Jr. Liberal Arts Lecture.

His lecture is titled, "Standing, Kneeling, Respecting and Protesting: Liberal Arts Education and Clashes Over National Symbols"

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 25, 2017 Show 184 Hour 2