Prison Pipeline

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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, Stephanie Guy, Adam Carpinelli, Amy Johnson 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

Prison Pipeline on 07/15/13

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Mon, 07/15/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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SCAFÉ, Second Chances are For Everyone

Peter Pincetl with Emanuel Price, founder of SCAFÉ, Second Chances are For Everyone, a non-profit that offers mentoring and help for men with criminal histories.

http://scafe.org/

Prison Pipeline on 07/08/13

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Mon, 07/08/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Bobby Davis, an ex-con who published a children's book.

Karen James with Bobby Davis who, after spending 18 years in and out of prison, recently published a children's book, A Butterfly's Tale, which he wrote and illustrated.  Bobby tells his story of inspiration and hope.  The book is available through Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Butterflys-Tale-Bobby-Davis/dp/1936730855/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372010471&sr=1-2&keywords=bobby+davis

Prison Pipeline on 07/01/13

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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Re-cap of the Oregon Legislative session and Felony Disenfranchisement

Carlos Chavez interviews with Shannon Wight of Partnership for Safety and Justice who re-caps the Oregon Legislative session; and with Marc Lauer, Executive Director of the Sentencing Project on Felony Disenfranchisement in America. 
http://www.safetyandjustice.org/
http://www.sentencingproject.org/

Prison Pipeline on 06/24/13

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Mon, 06/24/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Vicki A. Ballou of the CLiF Project

 

Prison Pipeline on 06/17/13

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Mon, 06/17/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Karen James & ex-cons discuss fatherhood & HB3194.

Karen James with Curtis Bearcub and Gary Griffin, who share thoughts about releasing from prison, fatherhood and testifying in support of HB3194, the prison reform bill currently before the Oregon legislature.  http://landru.leg.state.or.us/13reg/measpdf/hb3100.dir/hb3194.intro.pdf

Sign-up for HB3194 alerts from Partnership for Safety & Justice http://www.safetyandjustice.org/

Phoenix Rising Transitions http://www.phoenix-rising-transitions.org/ 

Prison Pipeline on 06/10/13

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Mon, 06/10/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Red Lodge Transition Services

Karen James with Trish Jordan, Executive Director of Red Lodge Transition Services.  Native Americans account for less than two percent of Oregon’s population, but make up four percent of its prison population.  Working in the prisons as religious service volunteers who advocated for religious freedom and human rights, they recognized the need to bridge prison with community.  They formed Red Lodge that helps Native women rebuild their lives after incarceration, often helping them reconnect to Native spirituality and culture.
http://redlodgetransition.org/

Prison Pipeline on 06/03/13

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Mon, 06/03/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Employment after Incarceration

Peter Pincetl with John Pahlke, Manager & Recruiter at Aerotek Commercial Staffing in Portland, discuss employment after incarceration. Aerotek is committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. http://www.aerotek.com/

Prison Pipeline on 05/27/13

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Mon, 05/27/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Immigrant Detention

Carlos Chavez interviews Stephen Manning, a partner at Immigrant Law Group PC.  Manning is a member of the Amicus Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association on which he coordinates nationwide litigation strategies to advance the rights of immigrants and asylees. He has received many national and local awards for his work on behalf of immigrants and refugees including  the Jack Wasserman award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation, the Edith Lowenstein award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law. As a member of the legal team at ILG, he received the Gerald R Robinson Award for Excellence in Litigation.

Prison Pipeline on 05/20/13

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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Multnomah County Mental Health Court

Karen James interviews Jean Dentinger, program manager of Multnomah County Diversion Court, along with Matthew, Chris and Dale who share their experiences with Mental Health Court. As people with mental illness continue to cycle in and out of jails and prisons at unprecedented rates, Mental Health Court is a diversion program designed to help improve public safety by reducing criminal recidivism; improve the quality of life of people with mental illnesses and increase their participation in effective treatment. 

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous http://ddaoforegon.com/

NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness http://www.nami.org/

Prison Pipeline on 05/13/13

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Mon, 05/13/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Wrongful Convictions

A Community of Voices interview with Jim Petro, former Ohio Attorney General and author of "False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent".

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Updates from Partnership for Safety and Justice

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Mon, 02/21/2011

Erika Spaet from Partnership for Safety and Justice gave us an update of current topics the organization is focusing on. For more information, listeners can go to www.safetyandjustice.org, or telephone the PS&J office at 503/335-8449, or send U.S. Mail to P.O.Box 40085, Portland, OR 97240.

The Jericho Movement for Political Prisoner Amnesty asks that we voice our opinion on February 24th at the Portland City Council meeting before they vote on whether or not the City of Portland should re-enter the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). Or write to City Council Members. This Wednesday, there will be a sign-making party for the rally at Portland Central America Solidarity (PCASL) Headquarters. For more information, Telephone: 503/750-0523.
 

History of Prisons

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Mon, 02/14/2011

In honor of Black History month, our show briefly reviewed the history of the Prison System in the U.S. Brenda Escobar, our engineer helped by presenting some of the facts we found in our research. After you listen to this show, we hope you’ll use the web to learn even more about our Prison System.

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Crystal Cooper from the 2010 Out 4 Life Conference

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Mon, 02/07/2011

Tonight we bring you Crystal Cooper. Crystal is a recovery mentor with Bridges to Change. She spoke about her job as a mentor at the 2010 Out 4 Life Re-entry Conference. On tonight's show we share with you the presentation she gave at the conference.

Friends of Prison Pipeline

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Mon, 01/31/2011

For tonight's special one hour membership show, we bring you some excerpts of friends that have visited Prison Pipeline.

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Dinner at Ruth's House

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Mon, 01/24/2011

Dinner with Ruth, a fundraiser for Street Roots, included some special guests who shared stories about prison issues. We presented excerpts of these conversations on tonight’s show. Guests at the dinner included Jeremiah Stromberg, Margaret Puckette, and Gretchen Vala.

If you want to hear us discuss certain issues or events, visit our website or email us your ideas or feedback at: prisonpipeline@gmail.com. And you can follow us on Twitter: prisonpipeline.

Congratulations to Potluck in the Park who were recently named for $50,000 grant from
Walmart. More about this was on the 5:00 KBOO evening news tonight (1/24)
You can search the Street Roots website – www.streetroots.com
 

  • Length: 26:59 minutes (24.71 MB)
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Adam Carpinelli from the Oregon Jericho Movement

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Mon, 01/17/2011

Our show on MLK day was about Political Prisoners. We’re sure Dr. King would be speaking out against Political Prisoners if he were with us today. Our guest was Adam Carpinelli, from Oregon Jericho which is the local chapter of The Jericho Movement. For more about Jericho, www.thejerichomovement.com

  • Length: 30:08 minutes (27.59 MB)
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Better People

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Mon, 01/10/2011

Tonight's guest Clariner Boston from Better People discussed the upcoming educational forum about gangs being hosted by Better People.

The Forum will be held Thursday January 13th at the Irvington Covenant Church on 4446 NE MLK Blvd from 11:30-1:30. Panelists include Mayor Sam Adams.

To see change in policies of crime and punishment, we discuss real alternatives for youth.

To get in contact with Better People call 503 281 2663

  • Length: 27:49 minutes (25.47 MB)
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Scott Cannon and Son

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Mon, 01/03/2011

Scott Cannon and his son Mathias came to our show today to share their stories after Scott spent almost 11 years in lockdown for a crime he did not commit.

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Jamaica Imani-Nelson shares her stories

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Mon, 12/27/2010

Prison Pipeline guest was Jamaica Imani-Nelson. She was released from Coffee Creek about two years ago and is now employed as the Administrative Assistant at PovertyBridge, an organization that creates authentic opportunities for people in poverty. Jamaica’s biggest challenge has recently been to personally provide immediate intervention for women being released at 12:01 a.m., who have no other place to sleep. The need has increased since the closing of the YWCA. Jamaica shared her stories with us and is truly inspiring.

Calls From Home

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Mon, 12/20/2010

Today’s show focused on the Calls from Home project from WMMT and Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY. Prison Pipeline volunteer LT interviews Julia Taylor about how families and communities can stay connected to prisoners through radio. We also shared some of those recorded messages and had a few local callers broadcast their message on tonight's show.

We would like to adopt a program like this here at Prison Pipeline so we encourage you to call 503.231.8032 and leave a message for Prison Pipeline with the KBOO receptionist (with your contact info!) and we will call you back to record your message for a future broadcast.

You can also email: prisonpipeline@gmail.com. Please send us feedback, comments, possible show ideas or anything else you want to share with us. Thank you for listening.

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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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