John moderates a panel discussion on the criminal justice system, incarceration and how to write about them. What’s real, what’s myth, and what stories need to be told? Guests include incarceration policy experts Aly Tamboura and Lovisa Stannow, writer Zach Calig of For Life, and documentarian Dan Birman (Me Facing Life).
Then in our bonus segment (01:17:45), John and Craig discuss coronavirus: what we know, what we should be worried about, and whether crystals will help.
Thank you to Hollywood Health & Society for organizing this event!
- Beyond Bars: Changing the Narrative on Criminal Justice
- Watch the full panel here
- Aly Tamboura from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
- Lovisa Stannow executive director at Just Detention International
- Zach Calig writer on For Life
- Dan Birman documentary producer, watch Me Facing Life on Netflix April 30th!
- What Happens After You’re Released from Prison?
- Scriptnotes, Episode 324 How Would This Be a Movie? On the Line: The Female Inmates Who Battle California’s Deadly Wildfires by Matt Toder for NBC News.
- Coronavirus Updates
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- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Outro by Seth Podowitz (send us yours!)
- Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.
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UPDATE 3-6-2020 The transcript for this episode can be found here.