• 01:01

    The School To Prison Pipeline In America

    in Moms and Family

     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.

  • 00:40

    Human Rights for Prisoners March: Successful Reentry vs. Recidivism

    in Politics Progressive

    Human Rights for Prisoners March, hosted by Mary Neal. 9pm Pacific Time. Call (818) 572-2947 to speak on air.


    Fighting mass incarceration must also include reducing recidivism. Prisoners face challenges being released from prison, including (a) the loss of good time programs, (b) unresponsive pardons and parole boards, (c) mandatory sentencing laws. Some released prisoners face tremendous challenges getting acclimated back into society, including (1) poor employment prospects, (2) lack of family and community support, and (3) expenses related to their release, i.e., ankle bracelets, probation fees. Ex-convicts who served sentences for certain offenses may be denied voting rights, and many are ineligible for government programs offering subsistence assistance and educational benefits. America's recidivism rate is over 65 percent. Recidivism is even higher among released inmates who have acute mental illness and were released from prison without arrangements for their continued psychiatric treatment.


    Human Rights for Prisoners March provides:




    Advocacy for adequate defense, fair trials, drug courts, mental health courts, post-conviction DNA tests, safe and humane incarceration, and successful re-entry.



    Advocacy against prisoner abuse, avoidable deaths caused by police and corrections officers, solitary confinement, children tried and sentenced as adults, criminalizing mental illness, inadequate health care, wrongful convictions, law of parties, three-strikes law, enforced prison labor, and capital punishment.




    Guests include people who have experienced, or who have specialized knowledge about, prison conditions and overuse of force by police or correctional officers, or any subject related to crime and punishment, including improvements proposed or realized.

  • 00:29

    Prison System and Slavery with Bernell Wesley

    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

  • 01:01

    Real World News Radio - "Prison for Profit"

    in News

    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)

  • 00:31

    The Prison Industrial Complex aka Capitalistic Slavery

    in Culture

    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

  • 00:01

    prison wives

    in Relationships

    Tooics about being a prison wife, being incarcerated, handling the negative attached to being a prison wife

  • 00:32

    recidivism no more

    in Lifestyle

    this is a show to try to give support to those who are having trouble with incarceration and the things that can lead to recidivism.

  • 00:32

    recidivism no more

    in Lifestyle

    this is a show to try to give support to those who are having trouble with incarceration and the things that can lead to recidivism.

  • 01:01

    Chaplain Yolanda Walker - TN Prison for Women

    in Christianity

    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.

  • 02:04

    Returning From Prison: What Does A Person Need Most From Friends And Family?

    in Women

    Confinement in a prison cell creates a whole set of memories that a person may want to forget. What is it like to return home after a long period of being controlled and restricted? What psychological damage to ones self esteem needs to be repaired and how can that be done? What unseen emotional scars need healing, and can a person's family really understand what he or she went through? How does one offer support to a family member or friend returning from prison

  • 01:01

    AFTER PRISON: WHO'S THERE TO HELP?

    in Current Events

    AFTER PRISON: WHO’S THERE TO HELP?


    The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other nation, with a jail and prison population that increased from 200,000 to a staggering 2.3 million in the past 40 years.  But what happens to all those people after they serve their time and go back into their communities? Not surprisingly, the barriers to living after incarceration are staggering.  They face employment discrimination, denial of public benefits and food stamps for their families, exclusion from housing, and let’s not forget that even voting rights are taken away for some. 


    So what do we do to help make sure these folks don’t return to crime and are able to build their lives?


    An organization called “Root and Rebound” in California is helping former prisoners with social support, legal services, education, training, advocacy and litigation.


    Our guests this week are Katherine Katcher, founder and executive director of the program, who earned her law degree from UC Berkeley, and Sonja Tonnesen, deputy director at Root & Rebound.  These women will join us to talk about the problems and social issues surrounding those released from prison and share some of their successes and ideas for helping the formerly incarcerated rejoin society.

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