Jeffrey Epstein's death highlights abysmal conditions across U.S. prison system

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A prison in California. Photo credit: Marcello Rabozzi/CC 2.0, via Pixabay

Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself over the weekend, even though he was supposed to have been closely monitored by guards. He was in the secure housing unit in a Manhattan jail. His death is raising serious questions about the condition of prisons and jails in America. 

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Guest:
Andrew Cohen - senior editor at The Marshall Project, and a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice - @JustADCohen

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Devan Schwartz