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Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance. For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold. They don’t have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don’t like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells.
There are approximately 2 million inmates in state, federal and private prisons throughout the country. According to California Prison Focus, “no other society in human history has imprisoned so many of its own citizens.” The figures show that the United States has locked up more people than any other country: a half million more than China, which has a population five times greater than the U.S. Statistics reveal that the United States holds 25% of the world’s prison population, but only 5% of the world’s people. From less than 300,000 inmates in 1972, the jail population grew to 2 million by the year 2000. In 1990 it was one million. Ten years ago there were only five private prisons in the country, with a population of 2,000 inmates; now, there are 100, with 62,000 inmates. It is expected that by the coming decade, the number will hit 360,000, according to reports.
Paul Wrightis the founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center. He is also editor of Prison Legal News (PLN), the longest-running independent prisoner rights publication in U.S. history. He has co-authored three PLN anthologies, The Celling of America: An Inside Look at the U.S. Prison Industry (Common Courage, 1998); Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America?s Poor (Routledge, 2003); and Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Imprisonment (New Press, 2008). His articles have appeared in over 80 publications, ranging from Counterpunch to USA Today. A former prisoner, Paul was imprisoned for 17 years in Washington state until his release in 2003.
1 in 3 Black males will go to prison in their lifetime.
Jail is a hotel for blacks smh this has to stop people.
1 in every six latino males, and one in every 17 whites males go to jail.
The publishing industry is a fluid and vibrant industry made up of a lot of professionals, and has been around for a long time. For those looking to get into the industry it can seem a daunting task. For those who are just getting started knowing the ins and outs can also be a bit tricky. This show will feature guests from all areas of the industry to give the most up to date and factual information for authors, readers, and other industry people. Our guests include literary agents, publishers, editors, designers, authors, and many other industry people. Topics will range from discussions about books, to taxes, to dealing with piracy. There will be a chance to chat with the guest for those listening in to get their questions answered.
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.
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 !
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Join us this Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. with your hosts, Evg. Globee Pope and Min. Derrick Tuggle on "Glorious Gospel Vibes"! Yes, yes, yes, we are going to take you on another ride on the Indie Train as we bring independent gospel artists to the forefront! Our special guest this week is Pastor Bill Jenkins, coming to you all the way from Indianapolis, Indiana. He is an Award Winning Author of the bestseller, "FIFTEEN". We all know that the number fifteen gives a prophetic voice in the Kingdom of God, so be ready to hear and receive. Also joining us will be Min. Lois "Candee" Vernon with 'Inspiration Corner' and Sista Vangelist Peppercorn will be in 'da house! So don't see bout it, but be bout it, right here on Blog Talk Radio. Hear from ya soon!
Smooth R&B performer Jerome Woods, born in Benton Harbor, Michigan,
is better known by his stage name Rome. He sang along with his mother’s soul
records (Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke) as well as in the local church choir. He
joined an R&B cover band named Fire & Ice while still in high school and quickly
began traveling the region performing in local clubs and talent contests as a solo
act and with the band.
Rome left Oakwood University in 1989 to pursue his dream of becoming
an R&B singer on the West Coast. He quickly began touring as a back-up
vocalist with R&B singer/songwriters Patti LaBelle and Vesta known for hits
"Once Bitten, Twice Shy", "Sweet Sweet Love", "Special," and her 1989 hit and
signature song, "Congratulations,” in addition to performing in industry
Finally, in 1996 Rome was connected with record producers Gerald
Balilergeau and Victor Meritt who sent his demo tape to RCA Records. The label
signed him immediately and he began working on his debut album, self-titled
ROME, which was released in April 1997. The album soon ascended to #30 on
the Album charts, mainly on the strength of the single, "I Belong to You
(Everytime I See Your Face)," which peaked at #6 in the United States. Rome
had two Top 40 hits from the album, and it was certified platinum.
In 2001 he returned with two albums: To The Highest and To Infinity
(Thank You); the last one is just an alternative edition of Rome2000: Thank
You. Do It followed in 2003, and three years later Sony issued The Best of
Rome has just released his new single, “Close to You” on iTunes!
Check out his website at www.Rome2You.com for booking contact information
and upcoming tour dates.
Making Health and Safety a habit, instead of something people have to do so the company is compliant to legislation.
The need to be specific – which habits are you talking about?
How to determine which habits are most important to focus on?
What are the 4 types of behaviours in safety
If we are talking about habits, we are ultimately talking about performance. How do you change performance?
Show Hosted By: Tamara Parris, EHS Professional Group Owner
Show Guest: EHS Professional member Shawn M. Galloway.
Shawn is the President of ProAct Safety and coauthor of the bestseller STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence. Shawn has consulted with hundreds of organizations within every major industry to achieve and sustain excellence in performance and culture. He has been listed in National Safety Council Top 40 Rising Stars, EHS Today Magazine’s 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS and ISHN Magazine’s POWER 101 – Leaders of the EHS World. Shawn has authored two books, 400 podcasts, 150 articles and 100 videos and is the host of the highly acclaimed weekly podcast series, Safety Culture Excellence.
Contact Shawn Galloway directly at: Direct: + 1 936.273.8715 Mobile: + 1 281.433.7770 www.ProActSafety.com
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