Off the Block

KCRW, George Lavender

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.

13:13 | Oct 18th, 2016

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

13:09 | Oct 11th, 2016

Meet LePriest Valentine, who kept winding up in the only sanctuary he could find after getting out of jail: Skid Row.
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10:00 | Oct 4th, 2016

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....Show More

12:16 | Sep 27th, 2016

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....Show More

10:36 | Sep 20th, 2016

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