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A true crime thriller of prison life not only tells his story but also speaks on the issues behind the walls of the California prison system. Glenn Langohr ran away from a broken home with a death wish and entered the drug war with abandon. Business with the Mexican Mafia and Hell's Angels became a way of life until the Criminal Justice system interrupted him with Organized Crime charges. In prison he was involved in riots and spent years in the hole. From solitary confinement he started writing and hasn't stopped since. Now, he is an usher at his church and loves to reach out to other prisoners to help them turn their lives around. He speaks as a guest Lecturer at Criminal Justice colleges and writes articles for newspapers. "I want to show the world and the students and leaders of tomorrow, that we are only building bigger criminals by locking up low level offenders, where in prison, an addiction is bred into an affliction much harder to escape."
Guests: Glenn Langohr; Wilford Smith
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.
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.
Dave Koch experienced unprecedented success after parole. He joins "Human Rights for Prisoners March" to talk about how to make a successful re-entry or "slay the dragon" in whatever listeners face. Koch did it! Call-in at 818-572-2947. Visit Koch's website, "Self Reinvention" http://www.selfreinvention.org
Koch served sentences of 18 mo. to 5 yrs. in federal and state prisons, then went on to become a pilot. Later he was co-founder, president, CEO and chairman of the 68th fastest growing company in America - Fiber Network Solutions. Koch's company helped build the infrastructure of the Internet in North America. Koch authored "Slaying the Dragon," a book to inspire us all to overcome obstacles in our lives. Even released prisoners like himself can make it to the ivory tower.
"Don't tell me that you can't have a great life after serving time in prison! It requires work, and just don't quit!" ~Dave Koch
"The Urban News" published an article in 2009 about Koch, ex-con who became highly successful, called "Ex-Con Turned CEO Declares: 'Accept Self-Blame and Re-Invent Yourself!'"
"Slaying the Dragon" at Amazon
For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. ~Prov. 23:7
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.
Johnny Strozier Keeping It Real features our host, a man who was incarcerated in Georgia prisons for 46 years, 15 of them in solitary confinement - from 1968 to 2013. Call-in at (347) 857-3293 each Friday. Strozier was initially arrested at age 6, when he and friends broke into an Atlanta warehouse to steal cigarettes for family members and candy. He was incarcerated at age 10. His sentence was lengthened to 90 years after cutting a prison guard as a teenager in an adult facility. Strozier's warden told him he would die in prison, but he did not. Strozier changed. Strozier became a Christian in the 1980s, then graduated from high school, became a certified cook and brick mason, and got married while still behind bars. Prison officials and the State Board of Pardons and Paroles recognized the change in Strozier and eventually paroled him. Since prison release, Strozier works, counsels youths, and attends church regularly. Strozier has many interesting stories to tell that inspire youths to avoid incarceration and motivate released prisoners not to recidivate. America's recidivism rate is over 65 percent. Email Johnny Strozier at
Hear Strozier's debut broadcast of June 3, 2014, archived at Blogtalkradio for access any day or time.
Bonnie and Ja'Vonne of The Traveling Eye are no strangers to being behind bars. They have visited many of the famous ones around the World. Why do we have a fascination with prisons? We will explore some infamous prisons that are now museums or hotels and expose their history, some little known facts and some of the atrocities that occurred during their operation. From Alcatraz to Goree Island they look at the history of the locations, how and why they are major attractions. Tune in and explore with us !
The Purpose of the Truth Prison Team is to educate , awaken and set an example for our people who are ignorant and disobedient, who continue to fall into the curses of Dueteronomy "28", who have yet to learnfrom their mistakes, who need understanding and guidence as well as discipline from the most high through his word, correction and rebuke...
An introduction to The Prison Truth Documentary
The purpose of the documentary is to educate our people on the history and purpose of the prison system...
FROM THE PRISON TO THE PALACE FROM ADVERSITY TO PROMOTION
Genesis 37:1 - 50:26 is the story of Joseph. In these chapters we learn the adversity of Joseph’s early years. He was hated by his brothers, sold into slavery, falsely accused of a sexual assault, wrongly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Joseph overcame all of these adversities to be second in command over all of Egypt.
Your past neither defines or confines you; but when you maintain the right attitude before God it will refine you and qualify you for your destiny.
Dave Thomas founder of Wendy’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers was given up for adoption by his unwed mother who he never knew.
Ursula Burns the CEO and chairwoman of Xerox, was raised in a housing project by a single mother. Ursula has the distinct honor to be the first African-American woman to be the head of a Fortune 500 Company.
Tom Monaghan founder of Domino’s Pizza after his father died, was put in an orphanage after his mother had difficulties raising him and his younger brother alone.
Mary Kay Ash founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics husband died one month before they were to start Beauty by Mary Kay. One month after his death she started Mary Kay Cosmetics.
EVERYONE FACES ADVERSITY WHAT SET THESE PEOPLE APART JOSEPH’S LIFE GIVES US THE STEPS FOR PROMOTION
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