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Ep.5: The Black Sheep of Black Sheep: How the Families of Perpetrators Suffer, Too


What happens when a close family member commits a horrific crime? What, if any, resources are available for the family members of incarcerated people? This week, Tori speaks to Issac Bailey, veteran journalist and author of the book “My Brother Moochie,” which details what Issac and his family have endured after his older brother killed a man and was sentenced to life in prison. Karina and Tori also ponder the recent death of the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history, Samuel Little, and what it means for the families of his victims still seeking justice.


Washington Post: “Indifferent Justice”

“The 93 Victims of Samuel Little” - Watch now on discovery+

60 Minutes- Samuel Little

Issac Bailey’s Book: “My Brother Moochie: Regaining Dignity in the Face of Crime, Poverty, and Racism in the American South”

Info on Families of Incarcerated People

Bianca’s Law:

  • Petition
  • Contact your Representative in support of Bianca’s Law: U.S. Congress Switchboard 202-224-3121
  • Press 2 to reach the House of Representatives, then enter your zip code.
  • You may be connected to a real person; if not you can leave a message. Either way, just follow this script:
  • “Hello, my name is _____ and I am a constituent from the state of ______. I am calling to voice my support for House Bill 8323, otherwise known as Bianca’s Law. After the tragic murder of Bianca Devins in 2019 and the subsequent harassment of her family by internet users sending them graphic content depicting her death, it became clear that legislation is needed to prevent graphic social media content and future online abuse. This bill would require social media companies to establish an office dedicated to identifying and removing violent and gory content that violates their moderation standards. Social media companies must be held accountable for violent content on their platforms, and because of this I urge you to vote in support of Bianca’s Law, H.R. 8323. Thank you for your time.

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