70 Million: How Bail Shackles Women of Color

Tamiki Banks’ life was turned upside down when her husband was arrested, leaving her the sole breadwinner and caregiver to their twins. More than two years later, she’s still struggling, and he’s still in custody, even though he hasn’t been convicted of any crime. From Atlanta, Pamela Kirkland reports on the heavy burden women of color like Tamiki bear when a loved one is jailed.


Reporter Pamela Kirkland for 70 Million podcast
Tamiki Jackson Banks, mom of 6 and wife of Erric Banks
Eusebio Phelps, Bishop of New Faith
Jonathan Rapping, the co-founder of Gideon’s Promise
Judge Craig Schwall, Fulton County Superior Court
Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta Mayor
Mary Hooks SONG, Co-Director Southerners on New Ground
Latandia Lowe, mama helped by SONG
Marilynn Winn, executive director of Women on the Rise


70 Million is made possible by a grant from the Safety and Justice Challenge at
the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The 70 Million podcast is a production of Lantigua Williams & Co.
Editor: Jen Chien
Audio Engineer: Luis Gil
Associate Producer: Oluwakemi Aladesuyi
Marketing specialist: Kate Krosschell
70 Million creator and executive producer: Juleyka Lantigua-Williams
70 Million host: Mitzi Miller
Atlanta-based reporter: Pamela Kirkland

Making Contact staff
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani
Host: Salima Hamirani
Audience Engagement and Outreach Coordinator: Dylan Heuer

Music Credits:
Western Skies Motel – Settlers – Whelm
Ryan Nicole– Um Ums
Little Glass Men – Modulation of the Spirit

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