Best Incarceration podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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Incarceration
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Three people are murdered, shaking the foundation of the small town of Niagara, Wisconsin and its nearly 2,000 citizens. Two more meet their demise on the second night, and a teenager is taken into custody after narrowly escaping with his own life. Jason Rangle says he didn't do it; that it was a monster that murdered his parents. Friends become enemies and secrets are formed. Jason never stood a chance and is sentenced to life in prison. Sixteen years pass without incident, until one night ...
 
MISSION: To create a national organ that weaves together the most politically-advanced organizers in the movement against mass incarceration, through which we can explore and unite our strategies, tactics, and histories.
 
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs. We focus on legalizing marijuana; criminal justice reform and ending draconian prison sentences for drugs; harm reduction policies that prevent overdoses and save lives; and we educate the public about drugs while dispelling popular myths and misinformation. Our host, Tommy McDonald, has been on DPA’s media team for 12 years and worked in journalism and radio before coming to DPA, and he’ll b ...
 
Podcast for Program: Mass Incarceration, Racist Murders and the Attempted Murder of Environmental Activists In series: The Michael Slate ShowVersion: Young argues that Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide and calls for a National Day of Action against mass incarceration. An excerpt from Avakian's speech "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About" reveals the racist terror against Black people that's the spinal column of this system. Thomson & Pickett talk abou ...
 
Prison Radio records and broadcasts the voices of prisoners, centering their analyses and experiences in the movements against mass incarceration and state repression.
 
Podcast for Program: The Slow Genocide of Mass IncarcerationIn series: The Michael Slate ShowVersion: The United States is the world's biggest jailer, and this policy of mass incarceration hits Black and Latino people the hardest. Talking about this are Carl Dix, currently part of a campaign of determined mass resistance against mass incarceration, especially as it has unfolded around "Stop and frisk" policies, and Colin Dayan, author of The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unm ...
 
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Ear Hustle
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Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.
 
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Caught
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All kids make dumb mistakes. But depending on your zip code, race or just bad luck, those mistakes can have a lasting impact. Mass incarceration starts young. In Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice, hear from kids about the moment they collided with law and order, and how it changed them forever. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
Beyond the Bars Radio is a podcast where we want to bring professionals and the community together to talk about real issues and solutions regarding addiction, recovery, incarceration and transformation!You will hear from experts in the field, legislators, individuals and families struggling with addiction on the journey to recovery, personal testimonies from people around the world who have been lifted from their ruts of addiction and now live a life of well-balanced recovery.
 
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Beyond Prisons
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Beyond Prisons is a podcast on justice, mass incarceration, and prison abolition. Hosted by @phillyprof03 & @bsonenstein Support us at https://patreon.com/beyondprisons
 
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Decarcerated
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Hosted by Ebony Magazine Power 100 honoree, Marlon Peterson, Decarcerated highlights the journeys of success of people who has spent time in prison. In America there are over 68 million people with a criminal conviction. Decarcerated will tell you their stories of success.
 
Earning Freedom teaches strategies for those who want to lead more fulfilling, relevant lives. This show will motivate and inspire, teaching lessons that empowered Michael Santos through 26 years of imprisonment. While incarcerated he earned university degrees, published more than a dozen books, married and supported the love of his life, and emerged from prison as a taxpaying citizen. He shows how those strategies set him on track to earn a million dollars and how you can earn freedom, lead ...
 
From New Orleans and Louisiana, the world’s incarceration capital, we will meet those serving time inside and outside the criminal justice system. 711070
 
SPEAKING FOR AMERICA'S CHILDREN — “On-the-Line” with CWLA, is hosted by Linda Spears, Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs at the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), is a thought-provoking, interactive Internet based live radio program focusing on subjects, stories and strategies that are of special interest to child welfare policymakers, providers, practitioners and the general public.“On-the-Line” with CWLA, broadcast LIVE on Wednesday’s, 2:00pm – 2:30pm EST features in-depth an ...
 
This podcast is no longer producing new episodes on this channel. We strongly recommend subscribing to the Convicted podcast feed for more stories of injustice. Click here to listen on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/convicted/id1225081063?mt=2 or visit our website for a link to the new feed in your favorite podcast app.
 
A podcast for everyone affected by the justice system and incarceration. Released Into Captivity is a series of raw conversations about the struggle to assimilate into society after release and the tools for everyone affected to succeed.
 
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Order 9066
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Order 9066 chronicles the history of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration through vivid, first-person accounts of those who lived through it. The series explores how this shocking violation of American democracy came to pass, and its legacy in the present.
 
Podcast by Platinum Plus Radio
 
Prison Life probes into the world of crime, punishment, and family. Join host Andrew Snyder and guests explore these complicated and sensitive issues with insightful and thought-provoking commentary. Andrew Snyder’s investigation, corrections, and family therapy background provides the basis for conversation relating to law, the legal system, correctional effectiveness and the effects on families of the incarcerated. Teamed with guests from diverse backgrounds in criminal justice, mental hea ...
 
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Ear Hustle
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Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.
 
This is a show for people, families and loved ones, on the fringe of going to jail. If you are in trouble with the law, facing jail time, parole, probation or sentencing for a crime you did or did not commit, this show is for you! Important things to know (which we will discuss in depth on this show):- How to go to jail with as little bullcrap as possible- What to expect during incarceration, jail, parole and probation- What to do and what NOT to do- Unwritten rules in jail- Communication wi ...
 
100:1 The Crack Legacy traces the roots of today’s violent policing and mass-incarceration back to “the war on drugs.” Journalist Christopher Johnson delves deep into how our government’s war on crack cocaine in the 80s and 90s ushered in a slew of laws that helped militarized police forces and erode basic constitutional rights for certain Americans. Through the stories of people who were on the ground when these laws went into effect, this series investigates how the aggressive policing and ...
 
Tell their Stories is a multi-media project that aims to give a voice to individuals who have been affected by long-term incarceration. Whether they are currently incarcerated or are beginning the process of re-entering the community, their stories deserve to be told. Incarcerated people are often dehumanized, neglected, or completely forgotten by society. Re-entry can be a complex and strenuous process, especially for those who have been incarcerated for decades. The goal of this project is ...
 
In 2016, Washington Regional Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) launched Putting Racism on the Table for philanthropic CEOs and government officials to learn from leading experts on the many aspects of racism, including structural racism, white privilege, implicit bias, mass incarceration, and the racial mosaic of this country. This podcast series features audio from key presentations in the Putting Racism on the Table series.Listen to the podcasts while you drive or workout. We hope ...
 
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Beyond the Barb
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Meet the unseen victims of incarceration - the kids. See the challenges of children that lost a loved one to incarceration. Public awareness is essential now to help the kids cope now & in the future.
 
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The Appeal
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The Appeal is a podcast, hosted by Adam Johnson, on criminal justice reform, abolition and everything in between. Each week we will feature fascinating interviews with those covering, working in, and most affected by the American criminal system; from lawyers to activists to reporters to the formerly incarcerated. The Appeal will unpack the latest efforts to shine a light on––and radically rethink––the largest prison state in the world.
 
This podcast tracks the audio archives for the “Jaws of Justice Radio” show. Jaws of Justice Radio covers issues of law enforcement, courts, incarceration, homelessness, economic injustice, foster care, death penalty, constitutional rights and more.
 
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Unconditional
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Can your child do something so wrong that you stop loving them? The loss of a child is unarguably devastating, but what happens when a mother loses a child to the prison system? While the incarceration of a loved one is devastating for all members of a family, mothers in particular bear the responsibility and blame for their child’s behaviour. Hosted by Annalise Nielsen, this podcast explores the complicated feelings of grief, shame, and helplessness that mothers go through when their child ...
 
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Mad Man
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Dysfunctional family. Sold into slavery. Accused of rape. Incarcerated and forgotten. Itʼs enough to drive anyone MAD. But Joseph takes it to a whole new level. Join us as we learn how CRAZY can be the new NORMAL when God grabs hold of a manʼs heart.
 
Author, professor, and documentary filmmaker Roy Germano discusses social and political issues with innovative thinkers and distinguished guests. Topics include immigration, race, the environment, mental health, politics, foreign policy, technology, incarceration, education, and more
 
GOD is using Free Inside to reach the broken, the lost, and the incarcerated....
 
Podcast From A Poverty Skola from the Unhoused Nation called amerikkklan- The introduction to the podcast series created by formerly unhoused, incarcerated revolutionary daughter of Dee, single.mama, co-founder of POOR magazine/Prensa POBRE/ , journalist, teacher, poet &welfareQUEEN
 
You Can Teach Us Ministries is dedicated to assisting those who have been affected by crime and incarceration and to educate and inspire communities across the nation and the world.
 
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Serpentine Street
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Boo Boisie is a patient in the Barmy Mental Asylum. Sure, the place is air conditioned and clean and the food is occasionally actually palatable, but Boo is not a happy camper. He is being haunted by many unanswered questions . Questions like: why can he not remember the reason for his incarceration? Or why was he given a roommate, Pullet, who acts like a chicken? Or why did they feel it necessary to paint the walls of the asylum with that damned green and white paint? Under the direction of ...
 
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Reimagining Prison
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Welcome to the Reimagining Prison Podcast. Host Sam Dye will be interviewing thought leaders in the field of Corrections to get their thoughts on what it would mean to reimagine prison in America. Join us as we explore making safer communities inside and out.Prison Fellowship is a Christian non-profit organization that aims to restore those affected by crime and incarceration by helping men and women in prison achieve holistic life transformation and emerge as productive citizens.For more in ...
 
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Call Tyrone Show
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Tune in to the Call Tyrone Show on WOLB 1010 AM Baltimore on Mondays from 2pm to 3pm. The Call Tyrone Show is hosted by Tyrone Bost, owner of BPPW Piping and Pipe Welding, and co-hosted by Leroy Myers and Zachary Leacock. We talk about real issues and uncover the truth that is hidden in plain sight by discussing the facts behind the poverty, unemployment, the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and politics.
 
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Caught
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All kids make dumb mistakes. But depending on your zip code, race or just bad luck, those mistakes can have a lasting impact. Mass incarceration starts young. In Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice, hear from kids about the moment they collided with law and order, and how it changed them forever. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
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Tayba Foundation
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Tayba Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals and families impacted by incarceration.Tayba believes in the power of human change through holistic education and guidance.Our work is organized into three interrelated program areas:EducationLife SkillsRe-entry
 
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Victory Over Sin
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Victory Over Sin is a show hosted by Mark Renick that addresses issues pertaining to returning citizens as they face the challenges of coming out of incarceration in Idaho. You can join Mark each Saturday at 12:30 PM MST on 94.1 The Voice. This program is funded by Systemic Change of Idaho.
 
Steven believes everyone should be Heard. He especially cares about the abused kids, foster kids, and anyone who has been incarcerated.
 
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Acts 247 Ministries
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Our Primary Purpose: To see the Gospel of Jesus CHRIST FULLY transform the lives of those who have struggles with addiction, homelessness, and incarceration.
 
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Topics: The Perils of jail, the American fabric, consequences of devious behavior, tattoos and meaning, pedophiles in jail, etc..By ghblackwhale8@gmail.com (G Blackwhale Harris).
 
Andrew Romanoff served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009 and as Speaker of the House from 2005 to 2009. He earned bipartisan acclaim as one of the most effective legislative leaders in America. Andrew authored the Colorado Economic Recovery Act (Referendum C) and Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST), the largest inve ...…
 
After the move by Richmond Sherrif to end the contract with ICE the struggle is even harder for children and families of incarcerated migrant/immigrants caught up in this horrible moment -this podcast from a poverty skola is a plea for all movement folks to listen in to poverty/ migrante skolaz before more actions are planned and coordinate mov ...…
 
Sam's interview of retired warden, Cathy Linaweaver, offers a fascinating perspective into the importance of programming in prison, changing philosophies on the role of prisons, and how an investment in life change can help break the cycle of incarceration for many incarcerated people. Their conversation touches on all of those topics and more ...…
 
Today, Mark interviews his own daughter, Dallas Renick.
 
Lawrence Anti-Trafficking Task Force and Education Association- LATTE Three grandmothers, after hearing about the atrocities of human trafficking and the lack of awareness in the Lawrence, Kansas area, went in search of a local community organization to volunteer their help. … The post Fighting Human Trafficking Here and There- LATTE and Native ...…
 
Acts 247: 7/15/18 "Hebrews 13:11-14 - Go To Jesus Outside The Camp" by Corey Schmidlkofer by Acts247 Ministries
 
Michelle Jones, is an NYU Ph.d candidate who spent 20 years in Indiana state prisons. Michelle is a formerly incarcerated historian who’s going to blown away. She’s here to share the brilliance of her research around the history of Indiana prison, how she enrolled in NYU less than a year after her release from prison, and her adjustment to life ...…
 
We didn't always have police and prisons as we know them today—in fact, they're fairly recent inventions. Abolitionists like William C. Anderson ask us to radically rethink the necessity of police, and our practice of throwing people in cages. Anderson traces the origins of modern punishment from slavery to debt peonage to Jim Crow to the co-ca ...…
 
Levels of Security in jail, size of jails and jail populations, adapting to weather in jail, friends in jail, engaging others in the system, etc...By ghblackwhale8@gmail.com (G Blackwhale Harris).
 
Today, Mark interviews Wendy Tarr, the Director at Vincentian Ohio Action Network.
 
8th Annual Penny Mill, Inc. Community Empowerment Event Host Craig Lubow talks with Melvin Merritt Director of Penny Mill about the Free Food, Entertainment, Information, Raffles, Games, Family Fun and activities at this years event. The Penny Mill event provides … The post Penny Mill Picnic and Community Empowerment Event; and Developing Job R ...…
 
If you’ve been to Miami and haven’t heard of Valencia Gunder, you haven’t been to Miami. Known as Vee, she talks about going to jail for college tuition. That’s right college tuition! She raises awareness about being detained and not having access to feminine hygiene products. Valencia is modern day Fannie Lou Hamer, tackling everything from cl ...…
 
What is Inter-Dependence in the Individuation Nation? Deconstructing the kolonizer cult of independence,its violence and removal in this time of false borders,mama earth destruction and all of our collective liberation
 
Listen to the show to learn more about the upcoming 42nd Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference July 26-28, 2018 NEW LOCATION Dock Mennonite Academy in Lansdale http://philadelphia.writehisanswer.com/ As a 25-year publishing veteran who has worked with close to 1,000 writers including numerous NY ...…
 
Work camps, survival as you age, participate and remain strong, vices of convicts, value of honestyBy ghblackwhale8@gmail.com (G Blackwhale Harris).
 
Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War Two demand that the federal government take account of their suffering and make reparations.
 
Today, Mark interviews Judy Dietlein, the President of the Sacramento Council of St. Vincent de Paul.
 
From WNYC Studios, a new podcast called Aftereffect we thought you might enjoy. In the summer of 2016, a police shooting upended the life of Arnaldo Rios Soto, a 26-year old, non-speaking, autistic man. Aftereffect tells Arnaldo's story -- a hidden world of psych wards, physical abuse and chemical restraints -- and asks the question: What made ...…
 
From WNYC Studios, a new podcast called Aftereffect we thought you might enjoy. In the summer of 2016, a police shooting upended the life of Arnaldo Rios Soto, a 26-year old, non-speaking, autistic man. Aftereffect tells Arnaldo's story -- a hidden world of psych wards, physical abuse and chemical restraints -- and asks the question: What made ...…
 
How I Overcame A Decade Of Drinking By Changing My Relationship With Alcohol This Naked Mind works by ending the conflict between your conscious desire to drink less, and your unconscious belief that alcohol is beneficial. Annie Grace grew up in a one-room log cabin without running water or electricity outside of Aspen, Colorado. She discovered ...…
 
Shalita Williams, David Murillo, Clint Terrell, and David Maldonado are formerly incarcerated, Oakland-based academics on the rise. Danny was interviewed by Oprah for a recent 60 Minutes segment about solitary confinement. This makes the the second person on Decarcerated who has been in the same room with Oprah! Listen in to find out how Danny ...…
 
Sam's guest this episode is human rights advocate, activist, and speaker, Johanna Tropiano. Listen in as they discuss abuse against women, how we should respond to victims of abuse, and the prevalence abuse in the lives of women who are incarcerated.Johanna has spent the last eight years working with International Justice Mission and other orga ...…
 
Despite recent Supreme Court rulings curtailing the practice, the United States remains the only country on earth that enforces life without parole sentences for crimes committed when they were minors. Our guest, Victoria Law, explains efforts by prosecutors in Louisiana to continue keeping dozens of men, most of them Black, in state prison for ...…
 
Acts 247: 7/1/18 "Hebrews 13:9-10 - Strengthened by Grace" by Corey Schmidlkofer by Acts247 Ministries
 
Profiled for being unhoused in corporate streets,parks and stores -this podcast from a poverty skola is dedicated to all my fellow poverty skolaz whose lives are constantly under attack when we sit,stand or b -and to speak on the privilege of privacy and the struggle of exposure and to help other people Deecolonize their minds from the idea tha ...…
 
DPA’s revolutionary high school drug education curriculum “Safety First” was piloted at Bard High School Early College Manhattan this spring. The results are in, and they’re very encouraging for the future of drug education. Sasha Simon, DPA’s Safety First Program Manager, and Drew Miller, the health teacher from Bard who taught the “Safety Fir ...…
 
​Life in Hollywood, tattoos and what they mean, rapper convicts, getting a grip on yourself, avoiding jail, etc..By ghblackwhale8@gmail.com (G Blackwhale Harris).
 
At the end of 1944, the U.S. government lifted the order barring people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. Many people freed from camp faced racism and poverty as they tried to rebuild their lives. Some found that leaving camp was even harder than being sent there.
 
Today, Mark interviews Rebecca White.
 
Let The Truth Be Known, Systematic Oppression Of The Incarcerated Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters (MISD) invites you to participate in a search for truth, transparency and protection under the law for all persons affected by incarceration. They bring … The post Let The Truth Be Known About Systematic Oppression; and Professor Ken Nov ...…
 
In part II of Marlon’s conversation with Jim St. Germain, Jim speaks about his transition from juvenile prison back to his Brooklyn community. He talks about the formation of his organization, Prepared Leaders of Tomorrow (PLOT), and his interactions with President Obama. More information about this episode of Decarcerated: Jim’s website: jimst ...…
 
Data corporations like Palantir are teaming up with police departments to create real time “probable offender” lists of thousands of mostly African American and Latino people. These lists, and other “predictive policing” tools, create a feedback loop, trapping people of color and the poor in a cycle of monitoring, arrests, and further monitorin ...…
 
Leaving an organization or community often calls for an exit strategy – even in prison. In this final episode of season two, four men who are preparing to leave San Quentin share stories about what they’ve learned on the inside, and their aspirations, big and small, for life on the outside. Thanks to Chayne Hampton, Gus Lumumba Edwards, Michael ...…
 
Leaving an organization or community often calls for an exit strategy – even in prison. In this final episode of season two, four men who are preparing to leave San Quentin share stories about what they’ve learned on the inside, and their aspirations, big and small, for life on the outside. Thanks to Chayne Hampton, Gus Lumumba Edwards, Michael ...…
 
This podcast from a poverty skola is dedicated to all the incarcerated babies,elders and children in and outside of the razor wire detention centers and plantation prisons and is a shout out to Deecolonize our minds from the settler colonizer borders across mama earth and the lie of discovery.Contact us at poormag@gmail.com to build with us an ...…
 
Topics: Survival, Daily Therapy, Living in Survival Mode, Making money in Survival mode, etc..By ghblackwhale8@gmail.com (G Blackwhale Harris).
 
Two men who were imprisoned at Heart Mountain as boys remember their time in camp and how the experience shaped them as adults.
 
This episode is so good that we stretch it into two parts. You’ll need time digest all the jewels of knowledge and analysis of the conditions behind the hurt that affects Black people in poor communities. A Hatian immigrant, Jim speaks about his trauma as a child navigating Brooklyn as a teen in the 2000’s, how he met President Obama, and his c ...…
 
Today, Mark interviews Lewis Conway, a member of the 2017 Just Leadership USA group.
 
In this episode, Sam meets Katherine Vockins, Founder and Executive Director of Rehabilitation Through the Arts, to discuss the transformative power of creative and performing arts among incarcerated populations. Learn more about the work Katherine and the RTA are doing in prisons at http://www.rta-arts.orgJoin the movement to reduce recidivism ...…
 
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