When one or both parents are incarcerated the family is also incarcerated and are adversely affected in profound ways that exacerbate existing structural inequalities and struggles. Programs for inmates and families like FamilyWorks and the Storybook Program, encourage rebuilding and maintaining relationships despite being separated by prison. Description: When one or both parents are incarcerated … Continued
Today on Hard Knock we speak with George Galvis, the Co-founder and executive director of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice about Dream Beyond Bars Youth Justice Town Hall, a community discussion to develop a vision to “Close Youth Prisons, Build Youth Leaders”. photo credit @ East Bay Express copyright @ East Bay Express
we speak with former lifer, Sabir Lockett about how he gained his freedom, transformed his life and became a freedom fighter and advocate. And later Graal Swartz of Soul Mechanix stops by to discuss Black music and the band’s upcoming event.
Today hear a recent talk by Professor Sarah Haley about her new groundbreaking book “No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity.” Drawing upon black feminist criticism and a diverse array of archival materials, Sarah Haley uncovers how black women were imprisoned and brutalized in the late 19th century and early … Continued
Join Nurse Rona and guests, Darris Young and Taina Vargas-Edmond, from the Ella Baker Center. We’ll discuss mass incarceration and how it poses a serious public health crisis, and the health impact on prisoners and their families.
On Wednesday, Hugo Pinell, 71, was killed and 11 inmates were treated for stab wounds when fighting broke out at California State Prison-Sacramento. Pinell, in jail since 1965, had been serving three life sentences. On today’s program we speak with long-time activist, journalist and former Black Panther member Kiilu Nyasha about the life and death … Continued
We discuss with Pastor Michael McBride the death of Mario Michael Martinez, a young man that died while in police custody. On July 15, less than 30 minutes after asking for help, Martinez suffered an asthma attack in his pod at Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail. The failure of Santa Rita’s staff and officers to … Continued
Women Bearing Brunt of the Earthquake in Nepal Dr. Renu Adhikari talks about the disparate impact of natural disasters on women, and how we can help make sure that the needs and voices of Nepali women are included in the reconstruction efforts. Dr. Adhikari is an OB/GYN and founder of the Women’s Rehabilitation Center, a … Continued