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In this episode of Prison Wives United, I will introduce myself and explain why I chose to start this. I will discuss what I've been through, and future plans for this show. I plan to do this weekly, and each week I will feature a specific discussion in hopes of getting you all to participate. I will have a friend of mine who will close us in prayer. The show will be nothing without yall, so I hope you plan to listen and join in on the conversation. Check me out on Instagram @prisonwivesunited for daily inspiration, and uplifting posts. <3
Strength is contagious. Let's unite together.
It is unconscionable but true the arrest rate in America has gone down but the prison incarceration rate has exponentially gone up! The inner city needless to say has the greatest percentages and people of color are disproportionately affected. Public awareness is necessary for us to make the changes and the will to put forth the effort will require love and courage. The data is undeniable the question is do we have the will to address it.
Let's talk about how often we and our husbands write each other. How important is it to get that letter in your mailbox? What about him, does he crave to get a letter daily? We will also talk about how best to preserve and organize your letters, maybe one day you'll have a beautiful love story book or a worst relationship ever book when it's all said and done. So see you then to talk all about our prison letters.
in Self Help
Chaplain Bernell Wesley joins us to talk about the Prison Industrial Complex and its correlation to slavery. He is the Director of Community Chaplaincy Outreach, Inc., a 501c3 registered nonprofit. He is very active in Metro Atlanta working with the following orgainzations
Board Certified American Chaplaincy Association Member
Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Chaplains
Clayton County Library Board Member
School Council Member, Drew High School of Riverdale, Georgia
Church of the Harvest International - Member over 10 years, serves on the praise team and in other leadership capacities
Clayton County Prison Reentry Taskforce
International Network of Prison Ministries
Certified to minister in 60 state prisons in Georgia and South Carolina
Professional Substitute teacher for Fulton County Charter Schools
Listen to his solutions for solving the problems and how we can work together to help stop the cycle of incarceratiion in our society
Thanks and God Bless
Minister Jonathan Simmons
Join us as we talk with a grandmother who served jail time for growing a plant for personal medicinal use.
Find out why prisoners are forced to wear each other’s underwear: How prisons procure magazine subscriptions using your name: How only a small portion of the funds you send to prisoners end up in the hands of the intended recipient. Find out how you can be kept in prison if you cannot pay for your keep while incarcerated so that you are only there because you are in debt to the for-profit prison.
Guards who care are demeaned while Guards who are abusive are rewarded.
Like our health care system, our prison system is meant to make money, not deter or reform prisoners.
Join us as we discuss the prison system, prison workers, and comparisons to slavery Thursday March 5 at 6:30 pm on SIRA Media Radio
Have you ever wondered what it's like to minister in a prison? Have you ever wondered what it's like as a woman in prison? Have you wanted to volunteer and afraid to do it? Do you want to have compassion and love on prisoners? Well, this show will help you to have a better understanding of the prison ministry and how you can do so much just by your presence, love, and prayers. Chaplain Walker is a mighty woman of God and she will be happy to answer any calls with questions or comments.
What Say Ye America?
Do you have a family member or friend who is/has been incarcerated for a parking ticket or minor drug offense, locked in the system under another form of slavery? Then call and share your story and your outrage.
Join the Real World News Radio team this Tuesday evening for a passion-filled discussion "Prison for Profit." Our guest will be Vonya Quarles, founder of Shades of Afrika and co-owner of I.E. Shades of Afrika.
Ms. Quarles is a co-founder and Executive Director of Starting Over, Inc., an award winning transitional housing and reentry service provider. A formerly incarcerated woman with too many loved ones in cages, Vonya helps provide platforms for community building and advocacy around incarceration and poverty issues. Vonya was licensed to practice law in 2013. As a 3rd generation convicted person, today Vonya is a founding member of Riverside All of US or NONE and works with other formerly incarcerated people to address policies and systems that lend themselves to hyper incarceration, recidivism, and other inequities. Ms. Quarles is a proud member of the following prestigious organizations:
*Women organizing for Justice Fellow 2011, *Women's Policy Institute Fellow 2012, *Kellogg's Foundation Fellow 2014-2017, *Racial Equity and Healing (National Cohort)
Join the Real World News Radio team and Ms. Vonya Quarles on “Prison for Profit”, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST.
You’re invited to listen and comment on this very controversial topic by calling (646)200-3148. Or listen online at: http://www.hottopicstalkradio.com/realworldnews.html. Or listen and join the chatroom conversation here on Blog Talk Radio.
*The Hot Topics Talk Radio Network is sponsored by Shades of Afrika (Corona, CA and Long Beach, CA)
I will start off by sharing my "prison" love story and then all the wives on the call can share theirs so that we can support each other around the holidays and for the closing of another year, which brings us closer to a homecoming. Whether you met on the inside or the outside you have a "prison" love story because it takes a lot of love to maintain a marriage while your husband is away. Let's talk ladies!
I have officially started "The Prison Wives Movement" to help all prison wives to come out of hiding and be proud of who they are and what they do.
The Mission Statement is: To empower and unite women that are ridiculed and put down for supporting their husband throughout incarceration.
I will talk about the purpose of this show as it relates to that movement. I will also talk about the new Prison Wives Store that I opened online at CafePress for NY, and eventually will have one for every state. There are very nice unique slogans just for prison wives, you can get t-shirts, bumper stickers and more. I do not make money from the store, so the prices are those set by CafePress and I am encouraging all wives to get something and use it so that we can get this movement going, one woman and one state at a time.
If you are not comfortable wearing your shirt in public, wear it on your visit, I am sure hubby will love it!
There are several other projects that The Prison Wives Movement will be embarking on in the future.
Currently, NY Prison Wives (a part of TPWM) is organizing periodic get together trips for wives to meet up and enjoy themselves. See home page announcement about the Nov. 6th, 2010 Casino Trip.
Hear about all the great things we can do in this movement and vow to help with my cause.
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