Studies say serving on a jury makes citizens more politically engaged. But too few Americans are showing up to jury duty when summoned, forcing cases to be drastically delayed. A look at the jury system in America today, and why many say it still needs reform.
American citizen Lori Berenson has been held in Peruvian prison custody for almost five years, serving a life sentence after being convicted of treason. She has maintained that she is innocent of the charges. Now, amid political upheaval in Peru, she awaits a new trial in civil court. Diane talks with Lori Berenson’s parents about their activism on their daughter’s behalf, and with a journalist who conducted an exclusive interview with Lori Berenson last year.
- Amy Goodman host of Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now"
- Mark and Rhoda Berenson parents of Lori Berenson
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