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Are "strange," "Immoral," and "unfamiliar" feelings enough to block medical care for a prison inmate? Well, yes, in Massachusetts, to a five-judge federal court of appeals panel. They ruled en banc by 3 to 2 to overturn first a trial judgment and then a 3-judge panel of appeals justices that mandates sexual reassignment surgery for an inmate serving a life term.
Michelle Kosilek had fought for her surgery for a decade, winning before Judge Mark Wolf and then the panel. The Commonwealth persisted and finally had its way on Tuesday.
This becomes a de facto prohibition on such surgery here. Kosilek has long had hormone and other treatments, all short of the surgery. She won on Eighth Amendment grounds — cruel and unusual punishment for denial of necessary medical treatment. The Commonwealth edged out its win on what a dissenting judge called lies, ignoring the facts, rejecting case law, and making up law on the fly.
I'll talk the implications and how sadly the federal court here looks like the reactionary majority of the SCO)TUS.
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Yesterday's comments on the Michelle Kosilek case covered the basics. Today, the guest is Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project of Gay & esbian Advopcaes & Defenders. She was incredulous about the majority decision denying reassignment surgery.
We'll cover the implications not only for Kosilek but also for current or future incarcerated transgender inmates in Massachusetts. Levi may also give us some perspective on the next action, as in whether the case might move to the Supreme Court.
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First Segment: Speaker & Author Desiree Lee
2 weeks after graduation, my dream to be an interpreter was no longer an option! 17 years old 3.8 GPA, 2 basketball scholarships. Faced 135 years in prison... INMATE 1142980: "The Desiree Lee Story" NOW AVAILABLE on www.amazon.com
Second Segment: Artist Spotlight with J. Elizabeth Hardges
A native of Newark, New Jersey, J. Elizabeth Hardges is Christian poet, author and award winning spoken word recording artist. www.jelizabethhardges.comDesiree Lee
She was recently chosen to perform at the May 10, 2014 McDonald's Gospelfest, Centerstage at Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center!!!
Third Segment: Jamie Parmer of iHeart Foundation
They say it takes a big heart to help other people. Jaime Parmer is one of the people who have the heart to help patients get through their major medical health conditions.
Locked In Love - Can an Inmate be a Soulmate? Curves In 3D Radio going in tonight. Why are so many women turning to the prison system for a mate?
Can a relationship florish and grow when one half is confined and the other half is free? What about temptation... for the the one that is free as well as the one that is confined to a prison cell?
Why are men not seeking out women in the prison system? All this and more tonight as we explore Locked In Love!
Tonights show is dedicated to the Late Joanne Borgella and the prayers and love of the 3D Plus Model Family goes out to the Borgella and Ramierz Familiy
About the Author: Bernard Otterman was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1937. At the age of three, he and his parents escaped Lodz and fled to Warsaw. From there to the Pietrokov ghetto and were subsequently interned in the Radom ghetto and then transferred to the Daimler work camp five miles away producing small munitions. In June of 1944, as the Russians advanced from the east, the camp was liquidated, and its inmates shipped to Auschwitz. Bernard and his mother escaped from the line being marched to the trains, fled and hid for six months as fugitives in the Polish countryside and survived until the Russian troops liberated Poland in January of 1945. His father was sent by train to Auschwitz, then immediately moved to a work camp in Germany. He too survived and the family was reunited in Lodz in September of 1945 through displaced persons listings. They lived in Germany until coming to the United States in 1951. Otterman was trained in mechanical engineering and for many years was on the engineering faculty at Northeastern and Hofstra universities. He worked and reworked the stories in this collection for more than a decade. "The Golem of Auschwitz" was first published in New Millennium Writings. "Kaddish" was first published in The Nassau Review and received first prize in fiction from the Review. "Lotto Fever" was first published in Word/Slovo. Several of Mr. Otterman's poems have been published in Poetry, Jewish Currents and other journals and compendia.
Mr. Otterman's book will be featured in a dramatic presentation at Queens College, Queens, NY 11-6-2014. More info at web site link.
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For decades, inmates have been able to marry their significant others by signing an affidavit to obtain a license and having a third party stand in for them during the ceremony.Those marriages would not happen today because the statute that took effect Sept. 1 requires both parties to be present at the ceremony, and department policy prohibits weddings in prison facilities. That puts the state on a collision course with the U.S. Supreme Court, which has ruled inmates, like all citizens, have a right to marry.Does Love Really Stand the test of Time?
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Join Pastor La Russia Cain as she interview,Guest Host Desiree Lee.
A high school student, 3.8 GPA, two basketball scholarships, on her way to college in pursuit of THE AMERICAN DREAM. In a little as two weeks after graduation, she found herself on the other side of the law. Soon she was charged with 11 counts of Armed Robbery and 5 counts of Aggravated Assault, with the possibility of spending 135 years in prison. A ten minute decision that severely affected her parents, her brother and ultimately her promising future. For more information concerning Desiree Lee visit her website www.iamdesireelee.com Also, connect with on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram
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Statistics concerning mass incarceration states that nearly 2.5 million people are currently housed in federal and state prisons in America. Also, 70% of released persons will return in 5 years without adequate support. However, imagine a returning citizen using his God given; intellect, leadership ability, and integrity, to not only remain out of the prison system, but become Mayor serving multiple terms! Join Ronald Zion Roseboro on Wednesday (11/7/2012) at pm EST as he welcomes, Mayor of Marshville, NC, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Author of "From Inmate to Mayor", Mayor Frank Deese. If you've ever had a setback you don't want to miss this inspirational comeback!
Desiree Lee an Inspirational Speaker, Best Selling Author, & yes Convicted Felon joins us to speak to the youth, teens, & young adults of Panama City, Florida! She spent 4 years in Prison after graduating from High School with a 3.8 GPA. However, she has turned her story into a movement that is impacting the Country! Her Prison Prevention Program is literally savng lives by helping the youth of today stop and think about each desicion they make. There is hope, it's NOT over for Desiree and it's not over for Bay County... Panama City, Florida!
Crystal Victoria is the embodiment of strength having overcome many obstacles on the way to becoming a success. She was raised in a single parent home with her mother in Denton, Texas. At a young age, Crystal embarked on a journey that would leave her life forever changed. From an “A” honor rolls to Texas jail cells, drug abuse, juvenile detention centers to the street life. When Crystal was nineteen years old, she traveled to five different countries and went a full trip around the globe all expense paid. This trip planted the very important seed that soon grew into the life she’d always dreamed, but not without forcing her to awaken to a higher purpose.
Today, Crystal Victoria has and will continue to become an inspiration to millions with her books, nonprofit organization for aspiring entrepreneurs, and now her entrepreneurship school, Target Evolution Entrepreneurship Institute. Crystal Victoria is a noted published author and motivational speaker attuned to the needs of the coming generations. She assisted in the development of the First Friday Program by Judge Jeanine Howard in Dallas County Criminal District Court #6, which helps young individuals get off probation and reduce the Dallas County inmate population. She is an investor level member of the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and a board member of Girls Living Life on Purpose, Inc. Girls Living Life on Purpose Inc is a nonprofit organization for the empowerment and education of young women. Her future goals are to pursue her doctorate degrees in Business Administration and Business Law.
Crystal Victoria is the embodiment of strength having overcome many obstacles on the way to becoming a success.
At a young age, Crystal embarked on a journey that would leave her life forever changed. From an “A” honor rolls to Texas jail cells, drug abuse, juvenile detention centers to the street life. When Crystal was nineteen years old, she traveled to five different countries and went a full trip around the globe all expense paid. This trip planted the very important seed that soon grew into the life she’d always dreamed, but not without forcing her to awaken to a higher purpose.
Today, Crystal Victoria has and will continue to become an inspiration to millions with her books, nonprofit organization for aspiring entrepreneurs, and her entrepreneurship school, Target Evolution Entrepreneurship Institute. Crystal Victoria is a noted published author and motivational speaker. She assisted in the development of the First Friday Program by Judge Jeanine Howard in Dallas County Criminal District Court #6, which helps young individuals get off probation and reduce the Dallas County inmate population. She is an investor level member of the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and a board member of Girls Living Life on Purpose, Inc. a nonprofit organization for the empowerment and education of young women. Her future goals are to pursue her doctorate degrees in Business Administration and Business Law.
Her recent book, The Vicious Cycle: A Key to Unlocking the Revolving Door, is a practical guide to assisting others to change from a negative to a positive mindset. Her first book From the Streets to the Skies No Limits: Diary of a Boss Lady is in the process of becoming a short, independent film to inspire our youth to stay out of trouble and reach for greater goals through education and positive thinking.