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Currently, there are approximately 2.4 million Americans incarcerated in state and federal prisons and jails. This staggering number doubles when the number of individuals on probation and parole are added. Efforts of individuals such as Russell Simmons, Dr. Boyce Watkins, President Barack Obama, and the #Cut50 movement have brought attention to the disparate sentencing guidelines, commercialism of the prison system, and various other factors that have proliferated the incarcerated population.
On No-Tea with Chrita and Cryss we will discuss the current prison sentencing guidelines, the efforts of President Barack Obama and others to reform the current system, and examine the future of prison reform in this country. Please feel free to call in and share your thoughts at (646) 668-2620.
Attorney Rebecca Woodworth Brodie grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Massachusetts Bay Community College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Suffolk University Law School. Attorney Brodie began her legal career at the employment law firm of Attardo and Miller. Later she joined a well established North Shore law firm advocating for victims of traumatic accidents. Afterwards, Attorney Brodie represented hospitals, going up against some of the biggest insurance companies in the state.
Ms. Brodie is an experienced ESL teacher and a former advocate at several legal aid agencies including Hale and Dorr Legal Services, Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts, Suffolk Legal Services, and The Massachusetts Justice Project. Additionally, Attorney Brodie has developed several community programs such as the Framingham Family Advocacy Program, which represents the women of MCI Framingham, and the New Attorney Mentoring Program. Attorney Brodie is a former member of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Committee on Access to Justice and the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association. Attorney Brodie's goal is to make quality legal representation available to everyone!
Attorney Brodie is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Massachusetts Law School (?here?) and an instructor of legal and paralegal studies at Middlesex Community College (here).
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1) President Obama commutes the sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders. What’s next? 2) President Obama calls for “Racial Justice and Prison” Reform. 3) The family of Eric Garner reaches settlement with the city of New York. 4) There’s a new development in the Tamir Rice Case. 5) This date in African American History and the history of Angola Prison.
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The disproportionate incarceration of Black Americans,Hispanic Americans,Native Americans and others in the United States is a crisis of mammoth proportions that we must address.In many places,up to 50% of persons from our communities are on probation,parole or in jail.Our failure to address this crisis will greatly diminish our family power: [ Hon.Louis Farrakhan]. We will also be speaking with Las Vegas student reform prison Minister Derrick Muhammad.join in on this discussion.Call in at:347-857-4106
In the beginning....... Today's episode reveals to the world the unlikely and private relationship between Hector, a Latino prisoner in solitary confinement in a Texas penitentiary, and Dianna, a woman in Canada who devoted the greater part of her life to finding inner freedom. This series begins with the first letters that were exchanged between Hector and Dianna, which I am going to read on air.
It's private, it's personal, Whether you have been to prison, know someone in prison, or you have nothing to do with prison or prisoners, there are deep messages in this series that everyone can relate to.
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On Todays show we are discussing the Pipeline to prison : How are African Americans less than 30% of this country's population , yet 60% of those locked up in prison. This will be a epic conversation and we invite you to jump in and let your voice be heard. Jump in the conversation and let your voice be heard
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Listen in as the host addresses the different types of relationships associated with incarceration and the challenges people may have when supporting, care-giving, or partnering with a person who is in prison.
Listen in as the host addresses why prison relationship last, why they fail, and why are people are skeptical. The host will discuss what an unhealthy prison relationship looks like the and how to get past the downfall of losing yourself in the prison system. Tune in, we would love to hear your feedback.
On today’s show Stacie and her special guest Minister Okerda will address the emotional ups and downs when a woman is released from Prison. They will discuss hot topics like “Why is there such a gender bias towards female prisoners”? And the challenges women face when trying to gain employment after incarceration. Don’t miss this great show!
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Responding to Coates' criticism of Sanders for opposing slavery reparations, Killer Mike tweeted that Sanders is the candidate whose policies are most sensitive to the needs of the black community.
Flint, Michigan (CNN) The Environmental Protection Agency's regional administrator for Flint, Michigan, has resigned, the agency said in a statement Thursday.
WASHINGTON - At a grocery store on H Street, not far from the Capitol, the shelves were nearly picked clean of water bottles by Thursday afternoon.
(CNN) Daniel Holtzclaw, the ex-Oklahoma City officer convicted of rape and other charges after he preyed on African-American women over six months, was sentenced Thursday to 263 years in prison, as recommended by the jury, according to his attorney.
A Georgia police officer was indicted Thursday on murder charges in the fatal shooting of Anthony Hill, a U.S. Air Force veteran who was naked and apparently unarmed when he was killed.
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What is the function of the American prison system? Do men and woman who go to prison come out with psychological impairment? Sundiata, Askari, and their guests will examine the behaviors displayed within the prison society. Sundiata will compare and contrast his experiences in both prison and free society. Askari will share what he experiences in the Virginia prison system daily. Both will talk about the impact penal management has on the human psyche.
Join Edward-Yemíl Rosario (Eddie), the former Associate director for the Correctional Association’s Prison as we discuss prison reform, the book, The New Jim Crow and the new special prosecutor appointed by Governor Cuomo today in New York. His role is to investigate civilian deaths by officers. It comes after a push for more transparency in the death of Eric Garner.
It comes after a push for more transparency in the death of Eric Garner.
Cuomo explained his decision and also addressed his ongoing feud with the Mayor Bill de Blasio in a phone interview Thursday morning.
Watch the interview here: http://pix11.com/
Edward-Yemíl Rosario (Eddie), Was recently an Associate director for the Correctional Association’s Prison visiting project and before that, the project director for the Fifth Avenue Committee’s Developing Justice project. Eddie holds a BS degree in Applied Psychology from New York University and attended Columbia University’s School of Social Work. Deeply interested in understanding the mechanisms that assist people in effecting lasting change, Eddie views the synergy between knowledge and action as crucial to human development. Mr. Rosario’s own experiences as a formerly incarcerated person have contributed to his passion for changing criminal justice policies and helping people move their lives in a positive direction and explore opportunities that would otherwise be closed to them.
A mere 2% (3,125) of the Counties in the United States are responsible for 50% of the executions and death penalty sentencing .
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