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  • 00:31

    From Inmate to Mayor Meet Mayor Franklin Deese

    in News

    Publicist Ms. Lawrence is a advocate for change she also the CEO of Exposure Magazine a social lifestyle publication reaching over 212 countries. Her break to do 365 LIVE INTERVIEW SERIES is in support of Speak LIVE Nation created by Cedric Nettles. 

    Mayor Franklin Deese "Inmate to Mayor" has been creating crazy buzz around a man who stood for what he believed in and accomplished it.

    It wasn’t long before the model student turned menace. Trying to find his way in the world Deese enlisted in the military; however, soon after he found himself dabbling in everything from smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol to boosting in order to make a living. The street life consumed him… 


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  • 01:00

    ADOPT AN INMATE....REALLY??????????

    in Women

    Why would anyone want to adopt an inmate? Don't prisoners get everything they need for free? Why should we care? Join us to learn the powerful story behind this unusual organization.

  • 01:01

    Adopt an Inmate, Rebroadcast

    in Women

    Why would anyone want to adopt an inmate? Don't prisoners get everything they need for free? Why should we care? Join us to learn the powerful story behind this unusual organization.

  • 00:20

    Oh the horror, a transgender inmate

    in Politics Progressive

    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.


  • 01:04

    INMATE 1142980: The Desiree Lee Story

    in Entertainment

    The Sharvette Mitchell Radio Show | www.Sharvette.com

    Motivate. Excite. Influence. | Tuesday at 6:00 pm. EST

    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.


  • 00:38

    Prisoner's Perspective -News that Matter-the word INMATE-VANITA GUPTA

    in News

    Prisoner's Perspective

    News that Matter

    The "I" word - INMATE

    VANITA GUPTA - New Position

    Moms United  - Empty Chair Project

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  • 01:46

    sIgnOtHeTiMeS Blogtalk w Queen Tahiyrah & Guest BROTHER SADIQ ABDUL HASAN LUC5

    in Motivation

    TONIGHT JANUARY 27 beginning at 6 pm eastern please join sIgnOtHeTiMeS Blogtalk Radio as we have on our Brother Sadiq Abdul Hasan, a confined citizen, who is a part of The Lucasville 5. We will talk about the movie Dark Little Secret. Dark Little Secret examines the United States prison system and its unprecedented explosion in population and the exploitation of dark, poor faces, intentionally relegated to second-class citizenship otherwise known as continued, legal slavery. https://vimeo.com/68853832
    The Shadow of Lucasville revisits the 1993 uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, one of the longest in U.S. history, while exploring the fight for human rights and media exposure through inmate uprisings in response to mass incarceration. https://vimeo.com/73858846
    Please check out these films and join in on the conversation. 917-889-8059 and don't forget to press one to come into the Host cue.

  • 01:26

    Johnny Strozier Keeping It Real: Jan 23 2015

    in Politics Progressive

    Johnny Strozier Keeping It Real: Jan 23, 2015. A reentry show hosted by a former inmate of 46 years in the Georgia prison system. Strozier advises young people on how to avoid incarceration and counsels former inmates like himself on avenues to avoid recidivism.

  • 02:15

    "Getting Away with Murder" banned by FL DOC: George Mallinckrodt

    in Politics Progressive

    George Mallinckrodt was a psychoanalyst in Dade Correctional Institution when he complained about #prisoner abuse and lost his job with Corizon Correctional Healthcare. He wrote a book titled "Getting Away with Murder" about inmate Darren Rainey, who guards scalded to death in 2012 at Dade. The Florida DOC has BANNED THE BOOK, which is now in its second edition, Corrections officers have escaped prosecution for Rainey's murder so far, and they reportedly enjoy taunting inmates with threats to "hot shower" them like they did to Rainey. 

    Mallinckrodt is being financially persecuted for his righteous stance for justice regarding prisoners' human rights in Florida, a state where 347 prisoners died in 2014 alone. Without your help, Mallinckrodt could lose his home because he refused to remain silent while his patients were being abused. Even though he is censored and persecuted, Mallinckrodt still refuses to stop advocating for disabled inmates in the USA. Please give generously to Mallinckrodt's fundraiser, and purchase a copy of his banned book "Getting Away with Murder" at Amazon.

    I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our,Lord Jesus Christ that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought (1 Cor. 1:10). We must stand with Mallinckrodt and protest his book banning. It is time to show that we care about the most vulnerable people among us and either unite together against injustices "or perish together as fools" (MLK). Please visit the links below:



  • 01:05

    George Martorano with Boyd and Lucinda

    in Lifestyle

    George Martorano is the longest-serving first-time non-violent offender in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1988.

    In 1984, on the advice of his attorney Robert Simone, Martorano pled guilty to 19 counts of drug possession and distribution. Martorano was subsequently advised by both the prosecution and the judge, John Berne Hannum, that this plea could result in a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. The prosecution, however, had only recommended a sentence of from 40 to 54 months. On September 20, 1984, Martorano was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the longest prison term ever imposed on a first-time non-violent offender in American history. One of the harshest sentences ever handed out.

    George Martorano is a writer and speaker. After serving 32 years of his life sentence for a non-violent crime he has been released in Oct 2015.  His aim, as a free man, is to pass to others what he has learned through his unique experience, and to help. We are proud to say that George used The Streets Don't Love You Back Book to teach from in Prison since 2010.

    Martorano has distinguished himself during his decades. In addition to being a "model" prisoner, Martorano is considered one of the most prolific writers in the Federal Prison System, having authored more than 31 books. He has also written numerous short stories, screenplays and poems. He recently published a self-help booklet for inmates entitled the "ShotCaller. He has developed a creative writing course - "The Write to Life" - which has assisted numerous inmate in earning GEDs and developing creative writing skills. was one of the first – if not the first – inmate in the FBOP system to exercise his First Amendment rights digitally, by publishing his works.

  • 00:23

    Transgender inmate Case: Legal Analysis

    in Politics Progressive

    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.