The Shakedown, Ep 26: How to talk about prison abolition – Part I

Video Description: Discussing prison abolition often feels like an uphill battle, especially with people unfamiliar with the concept or unsure why criminals deserve empathy at all. In this episode, Malone plays devil’s advocate as Rainforest defends prison abolition. Rainforest gets the stats wrong, but he explains a different perspective on prison abolition so that YOU […]

The Shakedown: What Happened to Rainy’s Commitment? – Part 1

Video Description: Malone asks the questions this week as we find out updates on Rainforest’s yearly commitment as well as what it takes to make changes to a condition of parole in Collin County, TX. More about us at: Find The Shakedown merch at: Timestamps 0:00 Introduction 3:00 Do you have to hire […]

The Shakedown: What Happened to Rainy’s Commitment Pt 2 – The Wrath of Rainforest

Video Description: We finally finish explaining what happened to Rainy’s yearly commitment and how it changed. And by the end of the episode, Malone gets Rainforest on a tirade so bad that he worries it will threaten the rest of the show! More about us at: Get our merch at: Timestamps: 0:00 Intro […]

The Shakedown: Episode 23 – What are our Achievements?

Video Description: On this very special episode of The Shakedown, Rainforest, Malone, and Dave all hang out to discuss their achievements since getting out of prison. Of course, Malone thinks he doesn’t have any so most of the episode is spent trying to convince Malone that, yes, he has actually accomplished something. Also, Dave apparently […]

The Shakedown – How Do We Fix the System? The Future of Prisons Part 2

Video Description: We continue are discussion about the ideal criminal justice system by discussing how to prevent corruption from taking our ideal rehabilitation system and turning it back into prison camps. More about us at: Find our merch at:

The Shakedown – What is PREA?

Video Description: Malone and Rainforest dive into everyone’s favorite rape elimination act – PREA. What it stands for, what it means, when it started, and when it actually hit Texas. Malone talks about life before and after PREA. And we talk about why some inmates miss, “The good ol’ days.” More about us at: […]

The Shakedown – Socializing in Prison Part 1

Video Description: David Brown guests hosts as Rainforest and Dave discuss the social hierarchies in prison. We discuss respect, disrespect, and everything in between. More about us at: Find our merch at: