No Brother of Mine

No Brother Of MineTodd Melby and Diane Richard’s radio documentary No Brother of Mine offers an unflinching look at U.S. sex offender policy that reaches beyond the headlines and into the lives of real people. Award-winning independent producers Todd Melby and Diane Richard dare to humanize men that society demonizes: convicted sex offenders. Melby and Richard were granted extraordinary access to interview four offenders, first while the subjects were incarcerated in a Minnesota prison, and after being released as they look for work and forge new relationships. Reported over a period of four years, the documentary examines the efficacy of in-prison treatment programs and provides a nuanced examination of law enforcement efforts to keep the public safe using online registration, residency restrictions and civil commitment. The one-hour program aired on public radio stations nationwide, including KFAI (Minneapolis/St. Paul), WBEZ (Chicago), NHPR (New Hampshire Public Radio), KUT (Austin, Texas), KUOW (Seattle) and Minnesota Public Radio. Click here to listen and here for the story behind the story.