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  • 02:21

    Alexyss Taylor: DeKalb Co. Police Beat My Son

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    Alexyss Taylor speaks tonight about the alleged unprovoked police attack against her 26-year-old son in DeKalb County, Georgia. Please call (347)857.3293 to speak with her and offer attorney referrals. Alexyss provided the following information: Her son was charged with resisting arrest, which is standard after citizens have been assaulted. Doctors fear that Taylor's son may have permanent injuries from being brutally beaten about the head with a gun. He suffered a concussion and now experiences migraine headaches and night terrors. Please see the video capturing his injuries at YouTube link  http://youtu.be/TfajVzxZu-0


    Human Rights for Prisoners March advocates for prisoners throughout America, whether or not they lived to reach a jail. If you have a human rights demand to make, please contact MaryLovesJustice at MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com and call (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741. Your story could also be featured in our blog at http://HumanRightsforPrisonersMarch.blogspot.com


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

  • 01:45

    Johnnie Strozier: Keeping It Real (re-entry broadcast)

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    Johnny Strozier spent over 45 years in the Georgia prison system, from age 10 in 1968 until 2013. He joined us on "Human Rights Demand" to encourage others to keep the faith and stay out of prison. Call (818) 572-2947 at 9pmEST every Saturday night to speak with Johnny and his guests and to make a human rights demand to stop mass incarceration. America has a recidivism rate of 67.5 percent, indicating that released prisoners need encouragement and practical help to successfully reenter society. Youths are still going to jail at astronomical rates. Johnny offers advice and information that will redirect them.


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

  • 02:16

    Maya Schenwar: Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prisons Don't Work

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    Join Maya Schenwar on Human Rights Demand Blogtalkradio channel, Monday, Feb. 23. Call-in at (347)857-3293. She will discuss her book, "Locked Down, Locked Out - Why Prisons Don't Work and How We Can Do Better." What did Angela Davis and Michelle Alexander say about this book, which was written by the Sr. Editor of Truthout? Their reviews are below:

    “Maya Schenwar's stories about prisoners, their families (including her own), and the thoroughly broken punishment system are rescued from any pessimism such narratives might inspire by the author's brilliant juxtaposition of abolitionist imaginaries and radical political practices.”
    —Angela Y. Davis, author of "Are Prisons Obsolete?"

    “This book has the power to transform hearts and minds, opening us to new ways of imagining what justice can mean for individuals, families, communities, and our nation as a whole. Maya Schenwar’s personal, openhearted sharing of her own family’s story, together with many other stories and real-world experiments with transformative justice, makes this book compelling, highly persuasive, and difficult to put down. I turned the last page feeling nothing less than inspired.”
    —Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow"?

    Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family’s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that successfully deal with problems—both individual harm and larger social wrongs—through connection rather than isolation, moving toward a safer, freer future for all of us.
    Website: http://www.mayaschenwar.com/?

  • 02:19

    Secret War on Black America and Victims' Families, Part 4

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    THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT

    Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

    Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


    POLICE BRUTALITY and PRISON SLAVERY are the February 18th topics for Black History Month on "Human Rights Demand" channel. Special guests include H.I. Williams, of Afrikan Judicial and Police Observer, Lee Wood, of CAPS, Dr. Earle Williams, a clinical psychologist who performs psych exams for prisoners, hosted by Mary Neal, director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill, Human Rights for Prisoners March, and the Davis-MacPhail Truth Committee, an anti-dp organization. Meet with us and have your say on Wednesday nights at 9pm EST throughout February 2015 at (347) 857-3293, and have your say!


    Your comments and questions are welcome on our "Secret War on Black America and Victims' Families, Part 4" episode. All shows are archived for future listening at your convenience 24/7.

  • 00:14

    Human Rights for Prisoners March - GA vs. Kendrick Johnson's Parents

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    Kendrick Johnson's Parents Prosecuted for Demanding Due Process of law in Georgia regarding the murder of their teenage son, Kendrick Johnson, in his high school and theft of his ORGANS 


    http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2015/01/kendrick_johnson_s_parents_go_to_court_could_face_jail_time.html


    The Johnsons should not be so impatient, like the president said. My family has waited for nearly twelve(12) years for answers about Larry Neal's secret arrest and murder in Memphis Shelby County Jail. The president said we must exercise patience about racism. Instead, the Johnsons engaged in civil disobedience and blocked the doors to the courthouse demanding answers. Don't they know their places? I have caught pure-D hell standing for justice in Georgia. Now the Johnsons are receiving their RETRIBUTION for demanding answers about their teenage son, Kendrick.


    If the Johnsons are sentenced for one year as threatened, black families in Georgia will know not to bother officials about missing children and mentally ill men like Larry Neal or missing organs, and they certainly will know not to sue white people like the Johnsons and Mary Neal. The mistress said in "12 Years a Slave": "Don't carry on so. You'll forget about those children in no time."


    We will discuss the lesson from Georgia v. Johnsons during our Black History Month programs at Human Rights Demand channel at Blogtalkradio, every Wed. at 9pm EST. Google "Secret War on Black America and Victims' Families."


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

  • 00:46

    Dave Koch Joins Human Rights for Prisoners March: From Prison to the Ivory Tower

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    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!'"
    http://theurbannews.com/lifestyles/2009/ex-con-turned-ceo-declares-accept-self-blame-and-re-invent-yourself/

    "Slaying the Dragon" at Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Dragon-Journey-Dungeon-Ivory/dp/0976660636

    For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. ~Prov. 23:7

  • 02:17

    David Koch Advises Parolees on Successful Re-entry

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    Dave Koch, a man who experienced unprecedented success after parole, 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 (347)857-3293. 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!'"
    http://theurbannews.com/lifestyles/2009/ex-con-turned-ceo-declares-accept-self-blame-and-re-invent-yourself/

    "Slaying the Dragon" at Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Dragon-Journey-Dungeon-Ivory/dp/0976660636

    For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. ~Prov. 23:7

    A lazy man says, “There’s a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!” ~Pv. 26:13

  • 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.

  • 02:05

    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.

  • 02:14

    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