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  • 01:03

    Shattered Lives: Parole Board Nightmare and a Victim's Impact

    in Current Events

    An unusual parole reversal case, combined with victims’ rights policy and the honoring of a fallen police officer who became the victim of a ruthless homicide. Family members of officer Robert Holcomb join the show along with Plainville, CT Police Chief and Holcomb family friend, Matt Catania to discuss the case and the treatment of the family during the process. We will also discuss the importance of the victim impact statement and recommended reforms for legislation.


    Previous show: Victim's Wish List


     

  • 02:04

    It’s Turn up Time, Support Parole for the Move 9 Sisters

    in Current Events

    Tune in to George Jackson University Radio on Wednesday 1/13/2016 8est.  Our guest for this week’s broadcast will be our beloved Pam Africa and Orie Lumumba.  They will join us to give us all updates on the ongoing Struggle to FREE THE MOVE ORGANIZATION POLITICAL PRISONERS.  Call in 347 8267332 or log on to www.blogtalkradio.com/georgejacksonradio It’s Turn up Time, Support Parole for the Move 9 Sisters.


     This Coming May our sisters Move Political Prisoners Janet, Janine, and Debbie Africa will be making an appearance for what will be their seventh time before The Pennsylvania Parole Board and we intend to turn the heat up over this. The Pennsylvania Parole Board since 2008 has worked consistently with the Fraternal Order of Police and This Government to ensure that not only Move Members remain in prison but to ALSO DIE IN PRISON as per the death of Phil Africa in Early January 2015. We have serious work to do as we cannot afford to let another one of our family and political prisoners die in the prison system. The Time is now to bring them home all of them home.


    Our Family’s now going into their 38th year of unjust imprisonment. Our sisters were framed for the Murder of Officer James Ramp as well as our brothers and each given 30-100 years but the thing that we want to point out is that our sisters none were never given weapons charges when tried and convicted. For The now 38 years that committed Move Members have been in prison they have set a Strong Revolutionary Example of Love, Commitment, Unity, and Hard Work all instilled in them by JOHN AFRICA THE FOUNDER AND COORDINATOR OF THE MOVE ORGANIZATION. This example has earned the respect of prison officials throughout the state of Pennsylvania.


     

  • 01:01

    Shattered Lives: Reversal of Parole, Connecticut Cop Killer

    in Writing

    Join Host, Donna R. Gore, and guest Attorney Michelle S. Cruze.


    The sound of "Amazing Grace" played by a lone bagpiper resonated as a line of  Connecticut law enforcement officers honored the family of slain police officer, Robert Holcomb, as they left a victorious parole hearing for the person responsible for his murder.


    In 1977  Gerald "Gary" Castonguay was convicted of shooting Officer Holcomb to death, and in January 2015, without notice to Holcomb's family, the Connecticut Pardon and Parole Board granted him parole beginning in July.


    Not only was the family outraged at this decision, but also fellow officers and the general public who campaigned through letters, emails, and calls to oppose Castonguay's release.


    Granted a new hearing, the family was able to express their injustice and the parole was rescinded. 


     

  • 00:32

    Jeanne Dotts-Brykalski discusses her parents murder+killers 12/8 parole hearing

    in Current Events

     


    Click here to sign the petition to deny parole to the murderer of Les and Carol Dotts.


    Les-Carol Dotts Facebook Page


     


    From Judith Yates examiner article:


    "This is the horror experienced by Bry and Jeanne Brykalski after Jeanne’s parents were murdered in 1995.


    On the night of February 4 1995, two teens and a 20-year-old man, all with criminal histories, randomly selected a Knoxville, Tennessee house for burglary. When homeowners Les and Carol Dotts came home from their Sunday night dinner one of the thieves pulled a gun. Les was a self-employed WWII veteran. He was shot five times. Carol, who helped homeless animals find good homes, was shot seven times to include an executional-style shot to the head. Bry found his in-laws dead, the house ransacked.


    The killers were caught and sentenced. Still, the horror never stops for the Brykalskis. “My husband and I are now an acronym: MVS. A Murder Victims Survivor,” Jeanne explains. “When one becomes a MVS your life changes forever in ways you never could imagine.”

  • 00:41

    News - LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE-YOUTH MILLER PT. 1-Ohio - Colson Task Force

    in News

    LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE


    FOR YOUTH MILLER PT. 1


    News that Matters


    USSC - Ohio


    Colson Task Force

  • 00:30

    2nd Chance w/Vicki (Guest Wade Taylor - Sr. Sex Offender Parole Officer)

    in Radio

    Vicki's radio broadcast provides an open forum discussing support services and real issues for individuals who have been arrested, convicted or incarcerated and trying to re-establish themselves in society with housing, career, family, community and church.


    Special Guest: Wade Taylor, Seniorarole Officer (Sex Offender caseload)


    Vicki Hallman-Bowman, a native Dallas Texan who retired from TDCJ Parole after working 32 years in case management and executive leadership, is now the Program manager for Oasis Center, a 5013C non-profit organization where she coordinates the collaboration and communication with partners who provide reentry supervision, programming, and treatment for the formerly incarcerated, the disenfranchised, and the vulnerable persons in Dallas county and surrounding areas. Her additional responsibilities also include the supervision of the case managers and the oversight of the case management process to include all facets of programming provided to the clients and their families.


    She served as Regional Director for the Parole Division in the North Texas area. Her tenure in this capacity allowed for her to manage the development, implementation, and planning of all parole related functions in this area.  She has been the instrumental force in developing programs for the 22,000 parolees that reported in her area.  Programs that were gender based, cognitive restructuring, cultural based life skills, anger management and other influential curriculums that have provided impact and as result has received many recognitions throughout the country


    In July of 2014, the History Makers proudly announced that her documentary has now been made a permanent part of the History Makers Collection at the Library of Congress. 

  • 00:32

    2nd Chance for ex-offenders w/Vicki (guest Sr. Parole Officer W. Taylor)

    in Radio

    Vicki's radio broadcast provides an open forum discussing support services and real issues for individuals who have been arrested, convicted or incarcerated and trying to re-establish themselves in society with housing, career, family, community and church.


    Special Guest: Wade Taylor, Seniorarole Officer (Sex Offender caseload)


    Vicki Hallman-Bowman, a native Dallas Texan who retired from TDCJ Parole after working 32 years in case management and executive leadership, is now the Program manager for Oasis Center, a 5013C non-profit organization where she coordinates the collaboration and communication with partners who provide reentry supervision, programming, and treatment for the formerly incarcerated, the disenfranchised, and the vulnerable persons in Dallas county and surrounding areas. Her additional responsibilities also include the supervision of the case managers and the oversight of the case management process to include all facets of programming provided to the clients and their families.


    She served as Regional Director for the Parole Division in the North Texas area. Her tenure in this capacity allowed for her to manage the development, implementation, and planning of all parole related functions in this area.  She has been the instrumental force in developing programs for the 22,000 parolees that reported in her area.  Programs that were gender based, cognitive restructuring, cultural based life skills, anger management and other influential curriculums that have provided impact and as result has received many recognitions throughout the country


    In July of 2014, the History Makers proudly announced that her documentary has now been made a permanent part of the History Makers Collection at the Library of Congress. 

  • 00:30

    2nd Chance for ex-offenders w/Vicki (guest Parole Director Mrs. Hayes-Jackson)

    in Radio

    Special Guest Texas Parole Director Mrs. Andrenette Hayes-Jackson.


    Vicki's radio broadcast provides an open forum discussing support services and real issues for individuals who have been arrested, convicted or incarcerated and trying to re-establish themselves in society with housing, career, family, community and church.


    Special Guest: Andrenette Hayes Jackson, Assistant Regional Director, TDCJ-Parole,


    Vicki Hallman-Bowman, a native Dallas Texan who retired from TDCJ Parole after working 32 years in case management and executive leadership, is now the Program manager for Oasis Center, a 5013C non-profit organization where she coordinates the collaboration and communication with partners who provide reentry supervision, programming, and treatment for the formerly incarcerated, the disenfranchised, and the vulnerable persons in Dallas county and surrounding areas. Her additional responsibilities also include the supervision of the case managers and the oversight of the case management process to include all facets of programming provided to the clients and their families.


    She served as Regional Director for the Parole Division in the North Texas area. Her tenure in this capacity allowed for her to manage the development, implementation, and planning of all parole related functions in this area.  She has been the instrumental force in developing programs for the 22,000 parolees that reported in her area.  Programs that were gender based, cognitive restructuring, cultural based life skills, anger management and other influential curriculums that have provided impact and as result has received many recognitions throughout the country


    In July of 2014, the History Makers proudly announced that her documentary has now been made a permanent part of the History Makers Collection at the Library of Congress. 

  • 00:34

    Juvenile Life Without Parole MILLER, JACKSON PT. 2 News-Cases-in-law

    in News

    Juvenile Life Without Parole  PT. 2


    MILLER v. Alabama


     JACKSON v. State


    Defining Shepardizing - Old school, New school Same Rules


    News that Matters  The Dea privileges of Many


    Cases-in-law  So many case included.  Why are they important?


    Prisoner's Perspective – First steps in fighting your case by Gerald Cashwell


    Virtual Siteseeing Tour Bus goes to:  How To Shepadize website and the National Organization of Victims of Juvenile Lifers (NOVJL),


    UN - RIDDLE – The Brennan Center for Justice - What caused the Crime Decline?


    Inclosing - #n2codes


    Preview - Mindset Management Monday presents Lives in Lay-Away


     


     

  • 01:28

    THE DEATH SHIFT-Peter Elkind

    in Entertainment

    The case of San Antonio nurse Genene Jones, convicted in 1984 of murdering children in her care, and now suspected of having killed as many as 16 infants, made national headlines. A horrifying true-life medical thriller, this report by an editor of Texas Monthly is written in an understated style that adds to its impact. Despite her dismissal from a hospital post, weird medical obsessions, a history of lying and major on-the-job errors, Jones breezed from one nursing job to the next. The case has intriguing elements--a young, ambitious prosecuting D.A.; a naive, supportive close associate of the accused serial killer; a public hospital administration that suspected criminal wrongdoing but failed to notify the police and was later accused of cover-up. Elkind, who spares no one, notes with dismay that Jones could be eligible for parole as early as next year. THE DEATH SHIFT-Peter Elkind

  • 02:21

    Life Without Parole-Kevin Upkins Story

    in Entertainment

    Ripped out of the headlines Jury Finds Suspect Guilty Of Armed Robbery.


    Douglas County District Attorney David McDade announced today that his office successfully prosecuted Kevin Upkins, a 29 year old Fulton County man, after a jury found him guilty of armed robbery this week.  The charges stemmed from a May 2, 2008 incident at Security Finance on Fairburn Road.


    According to evidence presented at trial by Assistant District Attorney Jeff Gore, Upkins robbed Security Finance of approximately $3,000 after ordering a female employee to the floor at gunpoint.  When Upkins grabbed the cash out of a drawer in the business, he also picked up several checks that had been placed on top of the larger bills.


    Within minutes of the robbery, Sergeant Todd Garner of the Douglasville Police Department responded to the scene and recovered three checks that Upkins had dropped on the floor of the business.  Upkins was later identified through his fingerprints located on two of these checks.  His fingerprints were on file from previous felony arrests in Atlanta, But is that what really happen? Exclusive on Brian The Hammer jackson Show Our guest Bishop Ashlock (NAN NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK) Al Sharpton's Network is about to lay a bomb on you on todays show. Kevin Upkins man behind the bars will try to come on live,he picked this show exclusive to tell his story. Don't miss this show.