• 00:44

    Human Rights for Prisoners March, Shannon Smith's Dream on MLK Day: SB260

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    JUVENILE JUSTICE -- January 19, 2015 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He said, "All we say to America is, 'Be true to what you said on paper.'" Join us at 9pm PST at (818) 572-2947  to discuss that, or listen via computer. The show will also be archived at Blogtalkradio for access 24/7. Many officials talk about prison reform and sentencing reform, and some introduce and pass new laws. But are these new laws actually going into EFFECT? "Not all the time," answered my guest for tonight, Laura Griffin-Smith. Her husband was arrested at age 15 and has been incarcerated for 19 years. Shannon Smith had hoped for release under SB-260, California's new law, but that did not happen.

    Smith completed numerous courses during his 19 years in prison. He is rehabilitated. His had employment waiting and a dear wife he has never known as a free man. Actually, he has never been a free man - He reached manhood behind bars. Shannon published a book called "Voiceless." Order a copy at
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G5ZYHAS/ref=redir_mdp_mobile
    See Voiceless Movement page at Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/voicelessmovement

    SB 260 went into effect in CA on January 1, 2014. Ideally, the new law gives a second chance to most people who were under 18 at the time of their crime and were tried and sentenced as adults. SB 260 holds young people responsible for the crimes they committed, but it recognizes that youths are different from adults and gives them a chance to demonstrate remorse and rehabilitation. SB 260 establishes a different parole criteria for people who did crimes as juveniles. Shannon seemed a likely candidate and allowed himself to dream, but his dreams were deferred.

  • 00:40

    Human Rights for Prisoners March: Successful Reentry vs. Recidivism

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    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.

  • 02:14

    Getting Away with Murder: A George Mallinckrodt Interview

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    Human Rights for Prisoners March, hosted by Mary Neal. Call (347)857-3293 to comment or ask questions.

    George Mallinckrodt is a psychotherapist who formerly worked in Florida prisons counseling mentally ill inmates. He observed an alarming pattern of abuse by corrections officers and complained. He lost his job. Months later, he learned about the death by scalding of Darren Rainey, a 50-year-old black mentally ill inmate who guards scalded to death in a small shower. Rainey was tortured under a strong spray of 180°F water (water boils at 212°F). Rainey's skin had to be scraped from the shower after his body was removed. No charges were filed after Rainey's homicide, and no autopsy report was released to date. Disgusted by the lack of accountability. Mallinckrodt then published a book about abused mentally ill inmates, murderous corrections officers, and the Florida Department of Corrections called "Getting Away with Murder."

    "The Florida Department of Corrections is riddled with amoral, sadistic sociopaths and the people who support, enable, and cover-up their crimes." ~ @GeoMallinckrodt (at Twitter)

    "If what is done to mentally ill Florida inmates was done in the military, these would be considered war crimes." ~George Mallinckrodt?

    Author's Website
    http://georgemallinckrodt.com/

    Author's Blog
    http://www.georgemallinckrodt.com/blog.htm

    Order the book: "Getting Away with Murder". 
    http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Away-With-Murder-Story/dp/1500705624

    Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has, and it never will. ~Frederick Douglass

  • Debby Sapp Joins Human Rights for Prisoners March

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    Friends, please join us Jan. 5, at 3:00pmEST when Debbie Sapp will be our special guest. Call (347) 857-3293 to speak on air about prisoner abuse and how to give Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.

    Debbie wrote: "My son John, a lifelong mentally ill man, obediently took the plea and ended up with 15 YEARS, with NO chance of parole! And, we’re not sure that he’ll even come home when his time is up, because the system is so corrupt that we fear they’ll put up infinite roadblocks. That’s one of the reasons he tried to kill himself – He sees no end in sight. 

    John needs proper mental health care for his bipolar disorder. John was first diagnosed as having mental illness at age 3 while we lived in Delaware. John was a special ed student since age 9. He was admitted to Terry Children's Psychiatric Center because of his aggressive and disruptive behavior. Two years later, John was doing well at school and on weekend visits and was released. Outpatient therapy continued. He did well for a while, then had trouble. He was admitted to Marine Bay Institute. John was in and out of different psychiatric facilities and programs for most of his life. With the help of Rangle Hill Treatment Facility, John was finally stabilized on Lithium and was able to maintain himself without hospitalization for a period of four years. John was even able to be self-sufficient throughout those years. He worked with a lawn care service, and he worked in an entertainment venue at night. Unfortunately, John was falsely accused of a crime and was incarcerated. The charges were eventually dismissed. However, during John's incarceration for six months, he was deprived of his psychiatric medication. This completely destabilized John, and he has never recovered."

    Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) programs restore many former inmates to wholesome lives.

  • 02:01

    Human Rights for Prisoners March - Dec 17, 2014

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    Human Rights for Prisoners March, hosted by Mary “Loves Justice” Neal. Call (347) 857-3293 to speak on air.
    Guests on 12/17/2014 include Holly Alston, mother of  Terrell Scott; Brenda Anderson, a prisoner rights advocate who was formerly incarcerated in Texas; and Annette E. Watts-Blankenship. Your questions and comments are invited.




    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 correctional 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.

  • 00:45

    Human Rights for Prisoners March - Forced Plea Bargains

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    Human Rights for Prisoners March, hosted by Mary “Loves Justice” Neal. Call-in no. (818)572.2947.
    ~ 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 correctional 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.

  • 00:45

    Ferguson Grand Jury Response: Boycott 4 Justice

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    Tonight on Human Rights for Prisoners March, we will discuss our response to a possibly unfavorable decision by Ferguson's grand jury. Join the March at 12 midnight, EST. Call (818) 572-2947. The only reasonable response to a decision not to indict Wilson is to Boycott 4 Justice. Persons who are determined to do in-person demonstrations should only protest on the street level at malls. Avoid being corralled into expected areas where you can be easily attacked. Money, money, money is the key to oppressors' hearts. Inspire in them a new love for justice. See these articles: 


    Officer Wilson Acquital: Boycott 4 Justice
    http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/officer-wilson-acquittal-boycott-4.html

    "Michael Brown coalition wants no 'business as usual' Black Friday weekend"
    (St.Louis Post-Dispatch)
    http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/justice-for-michael-brown-group-to-announce-boycott/article_ee9d9b1e-10c0-520b-9383-8206633f7656.html

  • 02:17

    Human Rights for Prisoners March for Dawntrae Williams

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    Dr. Anita Harris says her 15-year-old grandson, Dawntrae Williams, who had the size and mentality of a 10-year-old, was told to drop the machete and walk toward SWAT officers, which he did immediately. Nevertheless, they opened fire . . . Join us Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 3pm EDT when we will hear the full story about Williams' death as relayed by his family. The developmentally delayed, mentally ill Gwinnett County, Georgia teen was killed on December 19, 2011. Please call (347) 857-3293 to speak on air. Your questions and comments are welcome.

    At Human Rights for Prisoners March, we:

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


    ~Advocate against prisoner abuse, avoidable deaths caused by police and correctional 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.

  • 00:54

    AIMI vs. USA in International Court 2015 - Conference 5

    in Politics Progressive

    Join the plaintiffs' conference for "AIMI vs. USA" on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month at 9:00am PDT. Use our FreeConferenceCall.com dial-in no. (605)562-0020, Meeting I.D. Code 992-212-650. If that fails, the backup number is (805)360-1075. You can also connect at Blogtalkradio (347)857-3293. AIMI will present cases in International Court in 2015, seeking restitution for our neglected, mistreated, tortured or killed mentally ill persons or substance abusers as well as their victims. Join the plaintiffs and allow our International Human Rights Lawyer to review your case for possible inclusion. Violations against the civil and human rights of America's people with brain issues deserve international attention. 


    http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2014/10/aimi-vs-usa-to-decriminalize-mental.html

    "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has, and it never will." ~Frederick Douglass

  • 00:28

    Human Rights for Prisoners March Sept 22

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    Human Rights for Prisoners March, hosted by Mary “Loves Justice” Neal
    The call-in number for "Justice for All" shows is (818)572.2947, airing at 9pm Pacific.




    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 correctional 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.

  • 00:45

    Human Rights for Prisoners March

    in Politics Progressive

    Human Rights for Prisoners March, hosted by Mary “Loves Justice” Neal
    (818)572.2947 at 9pm Pacific




    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 correctional 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.Contact Mary “Loves Justice” Neal at (678)531-0262, and Rev. Dr. Floyd Harris
    MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com also Dr. Harris' email  xyfloyd@aol.com

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