Prison Pipeline

Prison PipelineMISSION STATEMENT

Prison Pipeline is a radio program dedicated to educating the public about the Oregon criminal justice system. Our goal is to present a unique understanding of the criminal justice system, address the root causes of crime, and challenge the status quo. We seek to promote awareness and activism in order to foster a safe, healthy, and just society.
Tune in every Monday evening at 6:30 to hear our hosts Karen James, Adam Carpinelli, Amy Johnson, Sarah Vitak and Ruth Kovacs explore the Oregon justice system with a variety of guests. Hosts rotate weekly. Prison Pipeline's engineers are Danielle Parks and Michael Ftaclas.

 
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Episode Archive

Ban the Box Campaign

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Ban the Box Campaign
Ruth Kovacs with Patty Katz. In April 2015, the Oregon House of Representatives passed HB 3025 which will prohibit employers from including questions about applicants’ criminal history on job applications. It is backed by The Fair Chance for All coalition, a group of more than 50 organizations in Oregon. If the legislature passes HB 3025, Oregon will join 100 jurisdictions and 16 states that have already banned the box--a critical step in giving qualified job applicants who’ve paid their debts to society a fair chance at rebuilding their lives. http://www.fairchanceforall.com/
HB 3025 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Measures/Overview/HB3025

Activist scholar Dan Berger

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 05/25/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Activist scholar Dan Berger
Adam Carpinelli interviews activist scholar Dan Berger. Berger recently completed Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era which examines the crucial role that Black Prisoners played in the Black freedom struggle and a slim primer on U.S. Political Prisoners, entitled The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States. Berger will discuss his recent works and national organizing around prison justice and supporting Political Prisoners. For more information: www.danberger.org

A Chat with Chaplain of Coffee Creek Correctional Facility

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 05/18/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
A Chat with Chaplain of Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Host Amy Johnson will interview  Rev. Dr. Emily Brault, chaplain at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon's only women's correctional facility. As Chaplain, she has an intimate understanding of the lives of the women at Coffee Creek and of our broken criminal justice system. She is an advocate for sentencing reform, restorative justice and creating a culture of support, integrity and care in our society so that our injured and hurting people are no longer forced into prisons. We will ask listener's questions that are posted on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/prisonpipeline or emailed to kbooppc@gmail.com.

MacLaren Youth Journalism Class

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
MacLaren Youth Journalism Class
Hosts Amy Johnson and Karen James present audio from radio journalism students at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. The youth discuss clemency, the school-to-prison-pipeline and perform spoken word. The MacLaren Radio Journalism class is a partnership between Morpheus Youth Project, Hope Partnership, and KBOO 90.7 fm community radio. KBOO producer Carlos Chavez has been the instructor for the weekly MacLaren Radio Journalism class for 5 years. Carlos trains the youth to become KBOO-certified radio journalists. Kathleen Fullerton, M.S.

Transitioning from Prison

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Transitioning from Prison
Ruth Kovacs interviews ex-con Justin Woodruff, a house mentor for the Phoenix Rising Transitions home. In addition to supervising other ex-cons as they transition from prison to the community, Justin is enrolled in college and working toward a degree in social services. http://www.phoenix-rising-transitions.org/

MacLaren Youth Beading the Odds

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
MacLaren Youth Beading the Odds
Beading the Odds is a group at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn where young men exercise their creative skills by beading. Volunteer Juanita Garnow Olson, who has worked with the group for the past two years, says that while she knows no single activity can turn around a troubled young person's life, many of the youth make jewelry gifts to give to family and friends, fulfilling a need to give back. The youth also have opportunities to sell their beaded products and use the money for education, restitution to their victims, or for child support. With the support of the Portland Bead Society, their work will be for sale at the Gathering of the Guilds at the Portland Convention Center on April 24, 25, and 26th. Kathleen Fullerton, M.S.

Undocumented Communities, ICE, & Portland

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Undocumented Communities, ICE, & Portland
Sarah Vitak interviews Romeo Sosa, the executive director of Voz, a workers' rights education project based in Portland, and Jonathan Irwin, former volunteer with No Mas Muertes (No More Deaths) in Tucson, Arizona. We’ll discuss incarceration and deportation of undocumented immigrants and the collaborations between Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the Portland Police Bureau. http://portlandvoz.org/
http://forms.nomoredeaths.org/en/

Organizing from Within: OSP Lakota Oyate Ki Club

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Organizing from Within: OSP Lakota Oyate Ki Club
Adam Carpinelli will interview Delphine Criscenzo and Jackie Malstrom from KBOO Community radio. Malstrom; the host and producer of Rose City Native Radio and Criscenzo have been visiting the Oregon State Penitentiary's Lakota Oyate Ki Club. The Lakota club is a Native American culture club located within the walls of the Oregon State Penitentiary. The Lakota Club is organized by Native inmates to provide quality programs and support to address the unique social, cultural, and economic needs of Native inmates. The organizers preserve, restore and sustain their Indian heritage and connection with the broader Native community. Rose City Native Radio will be celebrating its first anniversary.

Volunteering in Prison

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 04/06/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Volunteering in Prison
Ruth Kovacs interviews David Kirkman, a volunteer with Phoenix Rising Transitions, about his involvement with prison issues.

PSJ Lobby Day

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
PSJ Lobby Day
In March, Partnership for Safety & Justice held their Lobby Day at the capitol in Salem. PSJ members met with their legislators to discuss support for continued justice reinvestment efforts, ensure adequate service levels for victims of domestic violence and allow earned review for Oregon youth. Karen James interviews Andy Ko, PSJ’s new executive director; Jayne Downing, executive director of Salem’s Center for Hope and Safety, and two mothers of teens who faced Oregon Measure 11 charges.
Partnership for Safety & Justice http://www.safetyandjustice.org/
Center for Hope & Safety http://hopeandsafety.org/
Faith V. Love, Oregon Youth Authority Family Engagement Coordinator 503-373-7434 Email faith.love@state.or.us

Audio

MacLaren Youth Radio Journalism Part II

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 02/11/2013

Carlos Chavez hosts part two of a two part series on the 2012 highlights of his radio journalism group in MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.

This time they focus on a field recording exercise that was done by one of the students. He interviews Steve Llanes from the Office of Minority Services and other youth as they prepare for one of the sweat lodge ceremonies at MacLaren.

Carlos facilitates educational workshops at MacLaren for the youth incarcerated there. MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility is the largest facility in Oregon for incarcerating youth. Most of these youth face sentences ranging from 3 to 7 years or longer. During their time on the facility these young men have access to a high school education, college courses and job skills training.

Through an organization called Hope Partnership they are offered additional workshops and classes that expose the youth to creative outlets, literacy and cultural awareness. Morpheus Youth Project, a fiscally sponsored non profit that Carlos runs, collaborates with Hope Partnership to facilitate a Radio Journalism Class (as well as other workshops).

Take a peek into what they were involved in this last year.

Check out the MYP page on Facebook here for more current details.

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  • Length: 28:08 minutes (38.63 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 12/10/2012 w/ Dave Dahl from Daves Killer Bread Hosted by Grace E. Reed

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 12/10/2012

In this segment of Prison Pipeline,  host Grace E. Reed talks to Dave Dahl and friends from Dave's Killer Bread about the journey from inside the corrections system into owning and operating a successful popular bread bakery. Grace talks to Dave about how his company works with helping formerly incarcerated people into a stable progressive enviroment at his company, and the trials and tribulations that exist on the inside as well as the out.

If the audio on this page is not working for you, check out http://kboo.fm/node/51962.

Harry Olsen & DJ Gollyhorn - Poetry & post-prison

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program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 12/03/2012

Karen James with HARRY OLSEN, Organizing Director, Phoenix Rising Transitions & DJ GOLLYHORN. Poetry, music and post-prison experiences. 

http://www.phoenix-rising-transitions.org/

 

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  • Length: 28:28 minutes (26.07 MB)
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Juvenile Justice: Issues, Trends, and Alternative Programs for Youth Facing Incarceration

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 08/06/2012

Carlos Chavez speaks to Shay Bilchik, Research Professor and Center Director at Georgetown University Public Policy Institute and head of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform out of Georgetown University.

Prior to these current positions, Shay Bilchik was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami, Florida for sixteen years, where he served as a trial lawyer, juvenile division chief, and Chief Assistant State Attorney. He was also the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he advocated for and supported a balanced and multi-systems approach to attacking juvenile crime and addressing child victimization.

In 2007, Mr. Bilchik was the President and CEO of the Child Welfare League of America. Shay led CWLA in its advocacy on behalf of children through his public speaking, testimony and published articles, as well as collaborative work with other organizations. He worked closely with the CWLA Board of Directors, staff, and its public and private agency members on issues impacting the well being of children and families.

In 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006, he was named among The NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 for making his mark in the public policy arena and championing child welfare issues.

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  • Length: 28:27 minutes (26.05 MB)
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Prison Pipeline, July 30, 2012 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner: Mental Illness & Incarceration

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program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 07/30/2012
Karen James interviews a psychiatric nurse practitioner about how lack of mental health treatment, institutionalization and the trauma of reentry keeps her brother behind bars.

 

  • Length: 28:10 minutes (25.79 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 7/16/12 w/ Shannon White hosted by Patty Katz

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 07/16/2012

Patty Katz interviews Shannon White a vetren in the criminal justice system.  The topic revolves around youth and the effect of the criminal justice sytem has on them.

  • Length: 24:38 minutes (56.4 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 7/2/12 w Melissa Reardon hosted by Grace E Reed

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 07/02/2012

Host Grace Reed interviews guest Melissa Reardon, artist, healer and activist forming project for newly released inmates using creative expression through art and mask making as a tool for transformation and restoration.

  • Length: 25:49 minutes (59.09 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 6/25/12 w/ Sarah Patterson hosted by Megan Vosk

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 06/25/2012

Megan Vosk interviews Sarah Patterson, Director of Lettuce Grow Foundation on the prison gardening programs

  • Length: 28:25 minutes (65.04 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 6/18/12 w/

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 06/18/2012

Patty Katz speaks with Gretchen Vala, Oregon Cure president-elect, about the Dept of Corrections' new phone system, and the DOC’s new director Colette Peters.

  • Length: 27:57 minutes (63.96 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 6/11/12 w/ Kathleen Fullerton Hosted by Peter Peincetl

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 06/11/2012

Host Peter Pincetl speaks with Kathleen Fullerton, an AmeriCorps member who works with Oregon Youth Authority and the Hope Partnership.

  • Length: 26:42 minutes (61.11 MB)
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Comments

Any Advice?

Hi, I am starting to reach the end of my rope of resources, and I thought I'd try you guys and see if you have some advice or helpful programs for this sort of matter.

I have a close friend who has been on the run for a while (over 2 years). He was arrested and charged with 2 felonies, Burglary and something else similar, for going onto his own property that was supposed to be abandoned. The people who were living there didn't pay rent for over 1 year, were impossible to reach by telephone, notified the landlord twice in person that they were moving. The landlord was getting letters from the city for code violations, and abondonment, he's fairly certain one of both of their main utilities (water or electric) were shut off, mail piled up, mostly empty house, etc. He was on the property one day, removed a couple items, mostly just assessing the amount of work to be done, came back the next day, had been there for a while when the cops showed up. They asked if he had been inside the premises, he said yes, that he felt he was within his rights as landlord, cops said you thought wrong. Everyone, including public defense acted as though this was an open and shut case of guilt, so no research was done to find out if anyone was even living there to be burgled in the first place!!

We don't know what to do now. I thought I would be able to hire a lawyer eventually who could prove this whole thing to be ridiculous, but now I am finding out any lawyer would be minimum $5000, most likely much, much more! I don't understand a system that can charge someone with a bogus crime, and leave them to the wolves. It seems wrong to tell someone that if they don't have $10,000 for their own defense, then they may as well take the charge, do the time, and try to move on with their life. Is there any such thing as a lawyer who cares, and will take a case based more on values than money?

Do you guys have any programs that offer discounted criminal defense lawyers, or know how I can maybe represent him myself if I can get all the facts right, or get copies of police reports, etc.? Any advice at all would be helpful...

Thanks
Susy

Recent Topics Discussed on Prison Pipleline

Do you want to know more about the topics we’ve been discussing on Prison Pipeline?

CR10 was presented with more than 3,000 folks participating in 200 workshops. Each organization is working hard to focus on their mission.
Listed below are some organizations and contact information that we have mentioned on Prison Pipeline and a few more that are additional sources of information.

National STOPMAX Campaign Taking the Next Steps. Concerning the use of isolation and devices of torture in U.S. prisons. Search Google for:
American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) National STOPMAX Campaign. - Human Rights Coalition - Lugman Abdullah with Youth Service, Inc. - Back to Society, Inc, HRC.

Ban the Box in your Community -All of Us or None (A great 23 minute DVD -Locked Up..Locked Out - that is available for a small donation. Telephone 1-415-255-7036 - X337 to order. Linda Evans from San Francisco and Susan Burton from Los Angeles and Portland’s own Patty Katz from Partnership for Safety and Justice (start with Google) are all working on this issue. You can email: info@prisonerswithchildren.org for a lot of excellent information. Legal Services for Prisoners with Children show a page on the web “10 Things You Can Do - To Support the Struggle for Prisoners’ Rights”

Criminal Justice and Immigration Perspectives on “Alternatives” Models. - Search - Detention Watch Network, (Andrea Black spoke at this workshop) also Search - Families for Freedom, (Ravi Ragbir was the third speaker) and Judith Greene (Policy Analyst for Justice Strategies -Search - www.justicestrategies.net.

FILMS TO SEE:
The CRITICAL RESISTANCE 10th Anniversary Film Festival
Showed the following films. I’m not sure about the availability of these films, but perhaps if you Google the name of the films that interest you, there will be enough information to help you see these films.

*In Prison My Whole Life (2007) 90 min. Marc Evans
*The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation (2007) - Directed by Jimmy O’Halligan, Produced by Ann Harkens and Scott Crow.
*Three Thousand Years and Life (1973) - 49 min. by Randall Conrad.
*Prison Town, USA (2006) - 75 min. Katie Galloway & Po Kutchins.
*Writ Writer (2007) - 54 min. Susanne Mason.
*Vision is Our Power (2008) 35 min - Visions to Peace Project
*Tales from the Treatment Rooms: The Luis Ramirez Story (2007) - 63 min. by Carrie von Reichardt
*Making the River (2008) - 80 min. by Two River Circle
*Women and Girls in the Sex Trade (2005) - 23 min
*Tribute to Stan Tookie Williams 1953-2005 (2008) - 66 min -Becnel and Neal
*Locked Up, Locked Out - 23 min, All of Us or None
*Up the Ridge (2008) 60 min - Nick Szuberia and Amelia Kirby
*Against Our Better Nature (2008) - 20 min by Kenya Briggs
*Sean Bell (2007) - 5 min Redhook Productions
*Redhook Raids (2008) - 15 min Redhooks Production *Finding Our Folk (2006) - 60 min. by Omo Moses

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