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, Peter Pincetl, Justin Chapin, Stephanie Guy and Amy Johnson explore the Oregon justice system with a variety of guests. Hosts rotate weekly. Prison Pipeline's engineer is Danielle Parks.

 
Please feel free to connect with us with any questions, comments or suggestions at kbooppc@gmail.com

 


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Worldwide Womens Criminal Justice Network: Spotlight on Oregon, Hour-long Special
 

Episode Archive

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Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Prison Pipeline with Maureen Frary, Program Manager of Washington County Jail

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Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Peter Pincetl speaks with Maureen Frary, Program Manager of the Washington County Jail

Listen to host Peter Pincetl interview Maureen Frary, Program Manager of the Washington County Jail. For the past 18 years the Washington County Jail has worked to set those within it's walls up for success, and a major component of that is the programming. Tune in to learn more about what that looks like.

Supporting Prisoners, Print Media & the Cascade Media Convergence

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Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Supporting Prisoners, Print Media & the Cascade Media Convergence

Adam Carpinelli interviews Ed Mead with Prison Art, Rock and California Prison Focus. Ed Mead is a former Political Prisoner for related activity with the clandestine George Jackson Brigade. Ed is based in Seattle and focuses on using print media to reach out, connect and educate people in prison. The discussion includes Tim Rice from the Cascade Media Convergence and will focus on the power of print media in supporting prisoners during hunger and work strikes such as Pelican Bay California. Ed Mead will be in Portland September 19-21st 2014 at the first Cascade Media Convergence in Portland.
For more information: Cascade Media Convergence: www.cascademedia.cc

Liysa Swart, Domestic Violence Advocate

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Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Liysa Swart, Domestic Violence Advocate
Karen James interviews domestic violence advocate Liysa Swart. Liysa released from prison in 2012 after serving 12 years for killing her abusive husband. Many women serving time in Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only women’s prison, picked up a bat or knife to stop an abusive partner. Liysa says the women end up serving long sentences under Oregon’s mandatory minimum sentencing law, Measure 11, while the abusive partner is free. She works tirelessly to raise awareness about domestic violence which she calls a national disgrace.
http://www.liysanorthon.com/
http://www.voicessetfree.org/

Cascade Media Convergence & Political Prisoner Sundiata Acoli

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Cascade Media Convergence & Political Prisoner Sundiata Acoli
Prison Pipeline host Adam Carpinelli will interview Walidah Imarisha with the Sundiata Acoli Freedom Campaign and Claude Marks from the Freedom archives. The discussion will focus on how different forms of media are used to promote prison justice issues such as long term U.S.-held Political Prisoner Sundiata Acoli. Claude Marks will be in Portland September 19-21st 2014 at the first Cascade Media Convergence in Portland.

For more information: Cascade Media Convergence: www.cascademedia.cc

Freedom Archives: www.freedomarchives.org

Sundiata Acoli Freedom Campaign: www.sundiataacoli.org

Facebook event for Sundiata Acoli day of action in Portland: www.facebook.com/events/1454905181448848

Walidah Imarisha: www.walidah.com
 

Mothers of Incarcerated Sons Society

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Mothers of Incarcerated Sons Society
Amy Johnson interviews members of the Mothers of Incarcerated Sons Society, Inc (M.I.S.S.). M.I.S.S. is a non-profit support group for families of the incarcerated. M.I.S.S'  website, mothersofinmates.org, has resources for family members and hosts a chat forum primarily for mothers and fathers dealing with the incarceration of a child. Learn about this valuable resource and how it is helping family members cope with the pain and isolation of their loved one's incarceration and the group's actions to persuade legislators to change our justice system.

Massachusetts Prisoner's Lonely Journey

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Massachusetts Prisoner's Lonely Journey
Justin Chapin interviews Tony, a Massachusetts prisoner and acquaintance, who uses his precious phone time to tell us his story. Accused and convicted of a crime from which there is no recovery, Tony was abandoned by his friends and family. After an attempted suicide at his trial, he managed to escape for two weeks. Join me for a rare, personal insight into a lonely journey, parallels of which are all too common in America's justice system.

Ruth Kovacs hosts!

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Ruth Kovacs hosts!
Longtime Prison Pipeline host Ruth Kovacs is back in Portland and behind the mic at KBOO! Join Ruth and guests as she talks about her plans for involvement with people in and out of the prison system.


Mass Incarceration is Slavery

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Mass Incarceration is Slavery
Morgan Kelly presents a workshop by JoNina Abron-Ervin & Lorenzo Ervin. “Mass Imprisonment is Prison Slavery” was presented at the 5th Annual Law & Disorder Conference held May 2014 at Portland State University. More people are incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails than in any other country in the world. With just five percent of the world’s population, America has twenty-five percent of the world’s prison population. The workshop examines how the “war” on drugs led to the current mass imprisonment of people of color, who comprise half of the over two million people incarcerated in U.S.

School to Prison Pipeline

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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School to Prison Pipeline
Dakotah Kennedy interviews Mark McKechnie from Youth, Rights, & Justice about the school-to-prison pipeline. The school-to-prison pipeline refers to certain rules that channel youth (particularly youth of color) out of school and into the criminal justice system. Tune in to hear both Mark's thoughts on the issue as well as the personal experiences from the guys incarcerated at MacLaren. http://youthrightsjustice.org/mission
http://www.oregon.gov/oya/pages/facilities/maclaren.aspx

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Community Partners Reinvestment Program

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Mon, 02/08/2010

Folks from the Volunteers of America program – Community Partners Reinvestment Program, Marina Poltorak and Patrick Harvey shared stories and information about help they provide when prisoners are released. To learn more, you can telephone them at 503/595-3477 and ask for Marina or Patrick.

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The Real Wealth of Portland

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Mon, 01/11/2010

The founder of the Real Wealth of Nations (especially in Portland), Marcia Meyers was our guest. She explained that people and relationships are our real wealth.

Three books recommended: The Challenge & the Blade, by Riane Eisler, The Real Wealth of Nations, by Riane Eisler and Agenda for a New Economy, by David C. Korten.

Next week, January 18, KBOO will present a Special about Martin Luther King, Jr. If it runs overtime, Prison Pipeline will be pre-empted – or Prison Pipeline will continue the dialogue about this great man. Be sure to listen to the KBOO Special!

 

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Iron Tribe

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Mon, 01/04/2010

The founders and organizers of the Iron Tribe, Bear and Shawn shared stories about their organization. Iron Tribe is a support group for recently released folks who bond and help each other.

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Scott Taylor, Dir. of DOCJ

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Mon, 12/28/2009

Scott Taylor, the Director of the Department of Community Justice gave us some insights about the challenges of  recently released folks as they try to re-enter society.

 

  • Length: 23:52 minutes (21.85 MB)
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Dave Dahl, the person

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Mon, 12/21/2009


Dave Dahl who is well known as the baker for Dave’s Killer Bread has another life. Tonight we talked about his personal life and the many activities he does after working hours.

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Street Roots Vendors

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Mon, 12/14/2009

Two vendors from Street Roots were guests. Kevin had been incarcerated a few yeras ago. He eventually found work, but now, due to the economy, is unemployed and has found selling Street Roots as a way to earn the money for his food.

Next week, Dec. 21. Dave Dahl (from Dave's Killer Bread) will tell us about the projects he has in addition to the work at the bakery. Then on Dec. 28, Scott Taylor from DOC will be our guest. 

Reggae Bob Stops By!

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Mon, 12/07/2009

Reggae Bob was my guest tonight. We had no trouble talking about the programs at OSP.

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WTO Skit

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Mon, 11/30/2009

Prison Pipeline was pre-empted for the fine KBOO 12 hour special remembering WTo in Seattle in 1999. We've loaded a skit that gave an overview of the event.

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Round Table Discussion

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Mon, 11/16/2009

Toby Greene of Laborers #483, Harry Olsen of PHOENIX Rising Transitions, and Michael Richards, an ex-convict who worked under a DOC contract, discussed some of the work done by convicts.

  • Length: 29:21 minutes (26.86 MB)
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Interview with Chris Bouneff, Executive Director of NAMI

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Mon, 11/09/2009

The Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness was the Prison Pipeline Guest. Chris Bouneff talked about the special problems of folks who are incarcerated. NAMI website is: nami.org/Oregon. Telephone: 503/230-8009.

  • Length: 28:16 minutes (25.87 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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