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

 


Coming Soon

Cascade Media Convergence & Political Prisoner Sundiata Acoli
Liysa Swart, Domestic Violence Advocate
 

Episode Archive

Prison Pipeline on 03/12/12

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Mon, 03/12/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Trans-People in Prison

On this evening's Prison Pipeline, host Megan Vosk explores issues surrounding trans-people in prison. She interviews a NY attorney, Adam Pulver, about a recent case involving a trans-woman at Rikers Island who sued her guards for harrassment and abuse. The episode also features a discussion with Toshio Meronek, Eric A. Stanley, and Ralowe T. Ampu, co-editors of the book, Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. For more info, or to order a copy, you can check out the website: http://captivegenders.net/ (or, you can purchase a copy from Powell's and KBOO gets a cut).

Prison Pipeline on 02/27/12

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Mon, 02/27/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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School to Prison Pipeline

Carlos Chavez speaks to is co-editor of Re-Thinking Schools, Jody Sokolower. Rethinking Schools is a progressive magazine put together by activist educators focused on a practical, but visionary approach to public education in the United States. Jody Sokolower put together much of the latest winter edition, which is themed on the “School to Prison Pipeline. They discuss this concept and how is impacts youth and educators and what can be done to change it.

Prison Pipeline on 02/20/12

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Mon, 02/20/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Prison Pipeline-a discussion of the Multnomah Co. Re-entry Council

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Join host Peter Pincetl for a discussion about the Multnomah County Reentry Council. Featured guests include Scott Taylor, chair of the council and director of the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, Dina Dickerson, a public health informaticist, and Doug Cooper, assistant director of Mercy Corps NW and a representative of Re-entry Organizations and Resources.

Prison Pipeline on 02/13/12

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Mon, 02/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Crocheting for the Community

The last place you would expect a thriving crochet program to be is in a medium security prison. Yet, at the Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem, such a program exists. The crochet program was designed as a service project for incarcerated men to give back to the community.

The club is called Crocheting for the Community. The class started out with 15 men who didn't know the difference between a skein of yarn and a roll of toilet paper, but it has grown into a class of more than 20 men and a waiting list.

Prison Pipeline on 01/16/12

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Mon, 01/16/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Youth Incarcerated for Life

Carlos Chavez interviews Alison Parker of Human Rights Watch. They discuss her recent report titled, Against All Odds: Prison Conditions for Youth Offenders Serving Life without Parole Sentences in the United Stated. Drawing on six years of research, and interviews and correspondence with correctional officials and hundreds of youth offenders serving life without parole, Parker sheds light on the overwhelming accounts of abuse suffered by young people facing this kind of incarceration. Young offenders serving time in adult prisons who are smaller in stature are statistically most vulnerable to attack.

Prison Pipeline on 01/02/12

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Mon, 01/02/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Perspectives on Prison from the students at Portland Youth Builders

Megan Vosk hosts this evening’s Prison Pipeline. It presents three short pieces produced by students in the media program at Portland Youth Builders. All three pieces provide interesting perspectives on prison life. The first piece talks about how the media portrays the prison lifestyle as glamorous. The students analyze a song, a movie and a news clip, and find that in general the media perceives prison as a macho place. The second piece compares the difference between prison myths and reality. It features two interviews, one with someone who has never been to prison but has ideas of what it may be like, and one with someone who has just gotten out of prison after serving eighteen months, who is able to share what it really is like to be locked down.

Prison Pipeline on 12/19/11

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Mon, 12/19/2011 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Calls from Home

Did you know that it can cost twenty dollars or more to receive a collect call from a loved one in prison? On Monday December 19th, from 7 - 8 pm, KBOO will take part in a national broadcast of 'Calls from Home' - messages from family and friends to their loved ones who are in prison over the holidays. And from 6:30 to 7, we'll have a call-in forum on the right of prisoners to communicate with their families.

If you would like to record a message to a loved one in Oregon's prisons or juvenile facilities, check the website callsfromhome.org.

Prison Pipeline on 12/05/11

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Mon, 12/05/2011 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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The Gang Life

What is it about the structure of gangs that draws youth into it's hands and what kind of support can we as parents and community members provide to help our youth realize their real potential?

Join host Carlos Chavez on Monday December 5th on KBOO's Prison Pipeline for a discussion on gang youth. My guests will be gang mediators Luis J Rodriguez and Eddie Bocanegra. We will talk about what it is that attracts young people into joining gangs and about some of the work that they are doing to help young people avoid the violence and abuse that gangs ultimately provide.

Prison Pipeline on 10/31/11

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Mon, 10/31/2011 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Phoenix Rising Transitions

Host Rex Newton examines the 'missing link' between the Department of Corrections and community release programs. Phoenix Rising Transitions, an ex-con conceived and directed mentoring program, will be highlighted.

Prison Pipeline on 10/17/11

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Mon, 10/17/2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Membership Drive Special

From 6 - 7 pm, host Carlos Chavez speaks with Portland activist and former State Congressmember Jo Ann Bowman Hardesty  about Measure 11.

From 7 - 8 pm host Peter Pincetl interviews Lib Jenssen of Transition Services and Larry Johnson of the Highland Access Re-entry and Recovery Program (HARRP) and Jay Thiemeyer of the Prison Pipeline collective on the importance of stable housing for the successful re-entry process for formerly incarcerated people

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Prison Pipeline 10/03/11 w/ Carlos Chavez Hosted by Megan Vosk

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Mon, 10/03/2011

Megan Vosk interviews Carlos Chavez about his work with the youth at MacLaren Corrections Facility.  A student produced collage is played.

  • Title: PP 10-03
  • Length: 26:11 minutes (29.97 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 9/26/11 w/ Three guests from the Clark County Drug Court Program Hosted by Grace E. Reed

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Mon, 09/26/2011

Drug Court:  What is it?  How does it work?  Does it help?

Grace interviews Brad Finegood,  coordinator of the Drug Court in Clark County,  Dorrie Ingersall,  a graduate of the Clark County Drug Court Program,  and Jerimiah Waugh,  also a graduate of the Clark County Drug Court Program. 

  • Title: PP 9-26
  • Length: 28:32 minutes (32.66 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 9/19/11 w/ Three guests from the Re-entry Transition Center Hosted by Peter Pincetl

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Mon, 09/19/2011

Prison Pipeline comes to you this week w/ 3 guests from the Re-entry Transition Center - A one stop location on 1818 NE MLK Blvd,  Portland OR.  Where formerly incarcerated people released with in the past 2 years can go to access all the services they need.  Our guests are Alverda McCoy,  a navigator of the RTC,  Anne O'Malley,  one of the founders of the RTC,  and Dominique Badan - a client of the RTC.

RTC Address:  1818 NE Martin Luther King Blvd,  Portland OR.

Phone:  # 971-255-0547

Email:  mercycorpsnw.org

  • Length: 24:44 minutes (56.63 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 9/12/11 w/ Mark A hosted by Grace E. Reed

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Mon, 09/12/2011

In this episode Grace interviews Mark A.,  musician,  father and member of various reform programs.  He shares his insights on sobriety programs,  prison reform and the importance of music and hope.

  • Length: 27:40 minutes (25.33 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 9/5/11 w/ Patti Katz Hosted by John Thiemeyer

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Mon, 09/05/2011

John talks with Patti Katz about the 10th annual Hands Across The Bridge,  a Portland/Vancouver rally to celebrate sobriety and recovery.

  • Title: PP 9/5 mp3
  • Length: 30:32 minutes (34.95 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 8/08/11 w/ Sgt. Shane Gardner Hosted by Grace E. Reed

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Mon, 08/08/2011

Grace talks with Shane about how society needs more chances for better choices and so do inmates,  especially those coming out of prison on parole.  Drastic changes and getting to the source of prevention through treatment, enforcement and restoration are needed to reduce recisivm and increase opportunities for success.

  • Length: 27:01 minutes (24.73 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 8/1/11 w/ Jay Scroggin Hosted by Jeremiah Stromberg

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Mon, 08/01/2011

Jay Scroggin the Executive Director of the Oregon Board of Parole & Post Prison Supervision addresses issues such as the Parole Board's authority, psychological evaluations, and the role family and supporters can play in helping inmates obtain release and more importantly, remain released.

  • Length: 26:48 minutes (24.54 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 7/25/11 W/ Chad and Troy Hosted by Rex Newton

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Mon, 07/25/2011

With 1.7 ;million children with parents in prison, parenting from prison becomes a critical skill for incarcerated parents.  Two former incarcerated fathers talk about their experiences of parenting their children while serving their prison sentences. An overview of the problem of generational criminality is discussed.

  • Length: 27:25 minutes (25.1 MB)
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Prison Pipeline 7/18/11 w/ Grace Eagle Reed Hosted by Megan Vosk

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Mon, 07/18/2011

In this episode, Megan Vosk interviewed Grace Eagle Reed about the importance of creative expression in the prisons. Grace discussed how the journey of interpersonal conflict produces chances for better choices by at-risk youth. She shared her experience teaching writing and poetry at the Residential Alcohol/Drug (RAD) Community Justice Juvenile Services from 2006-2008.

The severe life struggles of the students inspired creativity and allowed space for an open ended process to happen. Grace and the students came together in a state of hard earned trust and talked from the heart on those magic days in Portland, Oregon.

Grace read a few excerpts from her book, Needs. The book contains poems and short stories that reflect the life experiences of addicted youth who were unsuccessful in their communities and were placed in juvenile justice. 

For more information, see Grace's website - www.negotiatingshadows.com

 

 

  • Length: 29:19 minutes (26.84 MB)
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Prison Pipeline w/ Sharon Shannon of the Washington County Re-entry Council Hosted by Peter Pincetl

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Mon, 07/11/2011

This is the first show hosted by the new Prison Pipeline Collective, called together by Ruth Kovacs to continue in her footsteps. Ruth has retired after hosting the show for many years. Thank you Ruth.

This  weeks host is Peter Pincetl, former coordinator of Re-entry Organizations and Resources (ROAR). The guest on the show is Sharon Shannon, Chair of the Washington County Re-entry Council (WCRC). Sharon speaks about re-entry services coalitions, some important topics to re-entry, and introduces how to get further invloved in the WCRC. After listening, if you are interested in getting involved in either the WCRC or ROAR, please email dcooper@mercycorpsnw.org (ROAR) or wcrc1@comcast.net (Washington County Re-entry Council).

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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