The 21st Show

Chicago Rapper, Comedian Shares His Experience On Electronic Monitor

 

April 16, 2021 Editor's Note: Because of an audio issue, we reedited the introduction of the segment after the live show so its clear the charge that Mohawk Johnson faces. To be clear, he faces accusations from the Chicago Police Department. He has not had a trial or conviction. No facts of the segment have been changed. - Reginald Hardwick, News & Public Affairs Director, Illinois Public Media

Mohawk Johnson was one of the thousands of protestors arrested by Chicago Police last summer. He was put on house arrest while awaiting trial. Johnson says the electronic monitor he was given is faulty, and has been documenting his experience on social media; The 21st spoke about the increased use of electronic monitoring devices in the criminal justice system, and why it's been criticized. 

Guests:

Mohawk Johnson, Chicago rapper and comedian, placed on house arrest while awaiting trial 

James Kilgore, Co-Director of the First Followers re-entry program and Director of the “Challenging E-Carceration Project." Author, Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of our time

 

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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