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Crime Inc. takes you behind the curtain of the American Criminal Justice System. The show will bring in depth interviews with former prison inmates, prosecutors, professors, defense lawyers, cops, and everyone in-between. If you enjoy long form conversation podcasts you will like Crime Inc. If you like true crime stories you will enjoy this podcast. The show is hosted by Alexander Y. Benikov who is a practicing criminal defense lawyer, author, and law professor. Mr. Benikov has handled thousands of criminal matters ranging from small misdeamenors to major felonies.

Crime Inc. takes you behind the curtain of the American Criminal Justice System. The show will bring in depth interviews with former prison inmates, prosecutors, professors, defense lawyers, cops, and everyone in-between. If you enjoy long form conversation podcasts you will like Crime Inc. If you like true crime stories you will enjoy this podcast. The show is hosted by Alexander Y. Benikov who is a practicing criminal defense lawyer, author, and law professor. Mr. Benikov has handled thousands of criminal matters ranging from small misdeamenors to major felonies.
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Crime Inc. takes you behind the curtain of the American Criminal Justice System. The show will bring in depth interviews with former prison inmates, prosecutors, professors, defense lawyers, cops, and everyone in-between. If you enjoy long form conversation podcasts you will like Crime Inc. If you like true crime stories you will enjoy this podcast. The show is hosted by Alexander Y. Benikov who is a practicing criminal defense lawyer, author, and law professor. Mr. Benikov has handled thousands of criminal matters ranging from small misdeamenors to major felonies.

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Episodes

Life as a Prison Guard at a Super Max Prison, Part 1

5/26/2019
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This is an episode I did several months ago with a person who used to work as a prison guard at a super max prison. I wanted to rerun the episode for new listeners that may not have heard it the first time it was run.

Duration:00:33:09

From Law School to Prison to Practicing Law, Part 2

2/19/2019
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This is part two of my conversation with Lisa Hanna about her journey from law school to prison to being a lawyer. We speak about a variety of topics including drugs, prison reform, and many other topics.

Duration:00:39:56

From Law School to Prison to Practicing Law, Part 1

2/12/2019
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My guest Lisa Hanna has an amazing story to tell. On part 1 we discuss her drug addiction and the choices that led her to prison.

Duration:00:33:37

Arizona Innocence Project

2/4/2019
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On this episode I am joined by two members of the Arizona Innocence Project to talk about their work.

Duration:00:37:49

From Prison to Stanford University, Part 2

1/28/2019
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This is part two of my conversation with Jason Spyres about his life in prison and after prison. Mr. Spyres has an amazing story of how he went from drug dealing to prison to Stanford University where he currently studies engineering.

Duration:00:36:43

From 15 Years in Prison to Stanford University, Part 1

1/21/2019
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Jason Spyres has an amazing story to tell. After being convicted of marijuana distribution charges Mr. Spyres was sentenced to a very long term in prison. Part 1 we talk about how he got into drug dealing and what led to his prison term.

Duration:00:37:46

Prosecuting Sex Crimes

11/19/2018
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Prosecuting Sex Crimes with Former Maricopa County Prosecutor Mr. Bridger. Prosecuting sex crimes can be very challenging work due to the sensitive nature of the cases. We talk about DNA testing, witnesses that may not want to be involved and many other issues.

Duration:00:31:39

Inside the World of Military Police

11/5/2018
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I speak with a former military police soldier about many interesting aspects of the job. We also talk about what it is like going into a war zone as a soldier. If you have every been curious about what military police actually do this episode is for you.

Duration:00:43:19

Defending Death Penalty Cases with Defense Lawyer Stacy Hyder

10/22/2018
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On this episode I am joined by friend, and defense lawyer, Stacy Hyder. We discuss her work in defending people in death penalty cases. We talk about what it is like having a client where the prosecution is seeking the death penalty. We also talk about the emotional toll this type of work can take on defense lawyers.

Duration:00:53:37

Mental Health and Criminal Justice

10/15/2018
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I am joined by friend Lynn Gibson to discuss the large role mental health plays in our criminal justice system. Ms. Gibson works in criminal courts with clients who have mental health issues. Ms. Gibson has years of experience and gives incredible insight into how the system treats these types of cases, and what can be done to improve the system.

Duration:00:30:09

Maximum Security Prison Guard, Part 2

10/8/2018
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Maximum Security Prison Guard, Part 2 In part 2 we discuss many of the issues that prison guards face inside of prison. We also face about many of the pressures and challenges that prison guards face on a daily basis. If you have ever wondered what prison life is really like you will enjoy this episode.

Duration:00:29:08

Life as a Maximum Security Prison Guard, Part 1

10/1/2018
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On this episode I am joined by a former maximum security prison guard to talk about what life inside prison is like for a guard. We cover many issues including, how inmates are treated, drugs inside the prison, and many other issues.

Duration:00:33:09

Future of Marijuana with Kate Bell from Marijuana Policy Project

9/24/2018
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General Counsel for the Marijuana Policy Project is our guest to talk about many of the issues surrounding marijuana legalization. We talk about many issues including the future of medical and recreational marijuana.

Duration:00:42:34

Supermax Prisons with UC Irvine Professor Reiter

8/24/2018
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This was one of the first podcasts I had recorded, and covers the subjects of supermax prisons. I wanted to republish it as I have been able to clean up the sound a little bit. I also wanted to republish it as the podcast has many new listeners that may not have been subscribing to the podcast when the episode was first published. We are hard at work on season 3 of Crime Inc. and will have new podcast episodes soon so please stay tuned.

Duration:00:45:26

Micro Podcast; Season 3 Preview

7/23/2018
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On this Micro Podcast I give a preview of the upcoming season 3 of Crime Inc. We have awesome guests coming up that will be speaking on a variety of topics including, drug abuse, gangs, mental health issues, prosecuting sex crimes, marijuana legalization and prison security, among others.

Duration:00:05:47

Marijuana Legalization with NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano

7/16/2018
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Deputy Director of NORML Paul Armentano is our guest on this episode of Crime Inc. We talk about many issues surrounding marijuana and marijuana legalization. Some of the issues we talk about are benefits of marijuana legalization, arguments against legalization, history of marijuana as a controlled substance, federal, and state roadblocks to legalization, and many other issues.

Duration:00:37:53

Police Internal Affairs with Retired Officer Beau Tribolet

7/9/2018
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Retired Police Officer Beau Tribolet is our guest this week to talk about the world of police internal affairs. We speak about many issues relating to internal affairs such as how cases are investigated, the stress of being investigated, what can cause an investigation, and many other issues. If you have ever been curious about how internal affairs actually works, and how real police deal with the department you will enjoy this episode. As always, Mr. Tribolet, is honest, insightful, and not...

Duration:00:33:58

Treating Substance Abuse with Scottsdale Treatment Institute

7/2/2018
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Substance abuse and substance addiction are a major part of crime and the criminal justice system. Many people who are charged with crimes are also dealing with substance abuse. On this episode I talk with the founder, and one of the main substance abuse counselors from Scottsdale Treatment Institute based in Scottsdale, Arizona. We discuss many of the issues surrounding substance abuse such as treatment methods, coping methods, recovery, and any other issues.

Duration:00:48:19

Serving Life in Prison, Part 2

6/25/2018
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We continue our conversation with Mr. Roy about life in prison. If you ever wanted to know what life in a maximum security prison is really like you will enjoy this episode. Mr. Roy is incredibly honest about what life on the inside is really like. Mr. Roy also tells the story of his prison escapes which sounds like something out of a movie but is very much true.

Duration:00:44:37

Serving Life in Prison in, Part One

6/15/2018
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On this episode of Crime Inc. we are joined by Christopher Roy who is currently serving a life sentence in a Mississippi maximum security prison. This is part 1 of the conversation I had with Mr. Roy. Mr. Roy shares information about his childhood, how he got into crime and what led to him serving a life sentence.

Duration:00:46:30