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, Adam Carpinelli, Justin Chapin, and Stephanie Guy 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

Private Prison Divestment Campaign
Law & Disorder: The Prison Industrial Complex
Women in Prison: This I Believe
 

Episode Archive

Prison Pipeline on 08/13/12

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Mon, 08/13/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Pat Daniels, executive director of Constructing Hope

Peter Pincetl with Pat Daniels, executive director of Constructing Hope, a nonprofit pre-apprenticeship program that focuses on plugging formerly incarcerated individuals into career paths in the trades.

http://www.constructinghope.com/

Prison Pipeline on 08/06/12

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Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Shay Bilchik & Juvenile Justice Reform

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

Prior to this, Shay was 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. He also spent over 20 years as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami, Florida, where he served as a trial lawyer, juvenile division chief, and Chief Assistant State Attorney.

Prison Pipeline on 07/30/12

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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Mental Illness & Incarceration

Mental Illness, Institutionalization, and the Trauma of ReEntry

Karen James interviews a psychiatric nurse practitioner about how her loved one's lack of mental health treatment, institutionalization and the trauma of re-entry has led to a lifetime of incarceration.

Prison Pipeline on 07/23/12

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Mon, 07/23/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Washington County ReEntry Council

Peter Pincetl with Martha Duncan-Perez, the current chair of the Washington County ReEntry Council. In July 2011 Peter hosted his first show with Sharon Shannon, then chair of the council. Martha will give an annual update on the council's work.

http://www.washingtoncoreentry.org/

Prison Pipeline on 07/09/12

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Mon, 07/09/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Juvenile Incarceration and Reentry in the Context of Adolescent Brain Development

Carlos Chavez interviews Dr. Jennifer Woolard and the topic is Juvenile Incarceration and Reentry in the Context of Adolescent Brain Development.

Dr. Woolard is an assistant professor at Georgetown’s department of Psychology. She is a developmental and community psychologist who dedicates her time to researching youth, police, criminal activity and community. She’s also active in a number of dynamic organizations that address juvenile justice, youth empowerment and adolescent and community development.

Jennifer Woolard, Ph.D.

Prison Pipeline on 07/02/12

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Mon, 07/02/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Grace E. Reed with guest Melissa Reardon

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

Prison Pipeline on 06/25/12

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Mon, 06/25/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Megan Vosk with Sarah Patterson, Gardening in Oregon Prisons

Prison Pipeline host Megan Vosk interviews Sarah Patterson, Director, Lettuce Grow Garden Foundation, which organizes and enhances vegetable gardens in Oregon Prisons.  Their volunteers are master gardeners and organic farmers who garden with and teach inmates horticulture, sustainability and organic gardening practices.  Most of the food produced goes to the prison kitchens with a portion donated to local food banks around Oregon.

http://lettucegrow.org/index.html

Prison Pipeline on 06/11/12

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Mon, 06/11/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Peter Pincetl with Kathleen Fullerton

Prison Pipeline host Peter Pincetl interviews Kathleen Fullerton, an AmeriCorps member who works with the Oregon Youth Authority and the Hope Partnership. 

Prison Pipeline on 05/28/12

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Mon, 05/28/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Juvenile Incarceration and Reentry in the Context of Adolescent Brain Development

Carlos Chavez interviews Dr. Jennifer Woolard and the topic is Juvenile Incarceration and Reentry in the Context of Adolescent Brain Development.

Dr. Woolard is an assistant professor at Georgetown’s department of Psychology. She is a developmental and community psychologist who dedicates her time to researching youth, police, criminal activity and community. She’s also active in a number of dynamic organizations that address juvenile justice, youth empowerment and adolescent and community development.

Jennifer Woolard, Ph.D.

Prison Pipeline on 04/09/12

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Mon, 04/09/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Group at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility

MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility is the largest youth prison in Oregon. The majority of the youth housed there serve long sentences of five years or more. While serving time there, the youth live on units referred to as cottages. These are basically dorms that the young people spend most of their time in. They have time for exercise at the gym, they can pick up jobs during the day, go to school and have “group.”

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Mid Valley Mentors

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Mon, 12/06/2010

Mid Valley Mentors was represented by Suzanne Jorgensen, Communications & Development Director and Alex El’Dabaa, the RSP Match Support Specialist.

You can become a mentor and help someone transition out of incarceration back into society. For more information about this fine Mentoring program, call, 503.584.4827 or go to their website, www.MidValleyMentors.org. They are located at 3030 Center St. NE in Salem.

  • Title: Mid Valley Mentors
  • Length: 27:01 minutes (24.73 MB)
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Tim King from Salem-News comments on the William Coleman case

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Mon, 11/22/2010

The editor and founder of Salem-News, Tim King, told us about his investigation of the William Coleman case. Our conversation explored racism at OSP, and in Oregon. You can read more articles written by Tim at www.salem-news.com or you can e-mail him at tim@Salem-News.com. His reports are thorough, well done and diverse.

Enjoy the holidays and thank you for listening to Prison Pipeline.
 

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Dave Dahl of Dave's Killer Bread

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Mon, 11/15/2010

Dave Dahl, a friend to prisoners and folks on the outside who advocate for improving the prison system, was our telephone guest tonight. Ruth and Dave talked about the importance of maintaining relationships with family and friends during incarceration.

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An evening with Solara McFarland

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Mon, 11/01/2010

Solara McFarland, recovering addict, ex-con and now an advocate of prison reform talked about House Bill 2442.

Also, since you're interested in prison issues, be sure to check the Street Roots Auction. You can join Ruth and a distinguished guest for an Italian or Hungarian dinner at Ruth's house. Check these links for details.

http://streetrootsauction.org/content/dinner-and-politics-1-talking-pris...

http://streetrootsauction.org/content/dinner-and-politics-2-talking-pris...

http://streetrootsauction.org/content/four-one-hour-piano-lessons-w-ruth...

 

Junior talks about life before and after prison

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Mon, 10/25/2010

Our guest, Junior has been in six maximum-security prisons in the last twenty years. Twenty-seven years ago he became a skinhead and is one of the five founding members of the White Nights. In 1996, his life changed and he is now a student and an active advocate for youth and prisoners.

Updates on Mumia and November elections

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Mon, 10/18/2010

We heard from Shawn Carnahan, who provided updates on Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Erika Spaet who shared the position Partnership, Safety and Justice has taken on some of the the November election issues.

If you appreciate Prison Pipeline and the other fine programs presented on KBOO, call in your pledge or click on the tip jar on the right hand corner of this website to help support this station.
 

Ailsa Weisnewski and Blacque Butterfly perform

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Mon, 10/11/2010

Another Membership Drive night! Tonight we had two fine guests – Blacque Butterfly, presented a few spoken word pieces and Ailsa Weisnewski sang a few songs. Thank you all for listening and I hope some of you called in Membership Pledges to KBOO. If you didn’t get a chance, remember you can pledge anytime – and we hope you mention Prison Pipeline when you do. Be sure to see our photo.

Ailsa Weisnewski performs

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Mon, 10/04/2010

It’s Membership Drive night, so we wanted to do something special—and we did! Our guest Ailsa Weisnewski, sang while she strummed her guitar. We heard two original songs (one of them based on a poem Ruth Kovacs shared with Ailsa), a Bob Dylan song (when sung by Ailsa didn’t sound anything like Bob Dylan), and “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” closed our show.

Thanks to those who called in and pledged!
 

Attorney Walter Ledesma shares his experiences

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Mon, 09/27/2010

Prison Pipeline guest was Walter Ledesma, Attorney at Law, who has worked with hundreds of incarcerated folks during his career. The discussion covered parole (including a short history), Ballot Measure 11, the death penalty, a Parole Board update and more.

Walter Ledesma can be contacted by telephone, 503.981.0101, at his office in Woodburn, or for more information, go to the website, www.kleinhand.com.
 

Ballot Measure 73

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Mon, 09/20/2010

Caylor Roling, Prison Program Director from Partnership for Safety and Justice talked to the Prison Pipeline listeners about Ballot Measure #73, introduced by Kevin Mannix. PS&J advocates a “NO” vote on this measure.

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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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