Prison issues

The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 03/24/2011

That's the title of the new book  edited by author Marjorie Cohn. The professor and former President of the National Lawyers Guild, joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the history and scope of the United States use of torture. The book is made upf of essays by some of the countries most prestigious Human Rights Activist and experts. Tune in to this important discussion. Can we afford to allow this practice to continue?

30:21 minutes (27.79 MB)

Voices from the Edge 03-31-11 Sex Trafficking

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Thu, 03/31/2011

Oregon lawmakers are considering several bills aimed at sex-trafficking, including tougher sentences and fines, publicizing names of johns, and detention of child prostitutes. This week, Jo Ann and Dave took a look at these bills and at other strategies for stopping sexual exploitation of Oregon youth. 

About the hosts…

55:04 minutes (50.43 MB)

Pregnant Women in Prison

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011

Brenda Escobar, friend and engineer for Prison Pipeline, presented a report about pregnant women in prison. She talked about the cruel and unusual hardships these women face, as well as some of the legislature that is working on changing the system. (Thank you, Brenda – good job!)

ANNOUNCING A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Someone is needed to help Books for Prisoners. Once every week (or two) about ten boxes of donated books can be picked up in Beaverton and delivered to Books for Prisoners to Alex. For more information, call Alex at 503.740.4375 or email him at pdxbookstoprisoners@riseup.net.

Anyone who helps out would be doing a really fine thing for the prisoners in Oregon.

28:17 minutes (25.9 MB)

Radical Music: Christy Moore

program date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011

 Today's show was peppered with selections of Christy Moore's music, including a fairly complete cut of Ordinary Man. Joe talked with Brad at the end of the show, and due to an engineering error we experienced almost 40-seconds of dead-air. It's been edited out of the online version, but we apologize if you endursed it live. Brad highlights Moore's internationalist taste in the music he covers and the causes he sings about, like Viva la Quince Brigada,but also the class-consciousness of songs like Ordinary Man.

1. America You Are Not The Wolrd

2. Ninety Miles From Dublin

4:11 minutes (1.91 MB)

A Deeper Look on 03/24/11

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 03/24/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse, Interview; Marjorie Cohn

The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse

That's the title of the new book  edited by author Marjorie Cohn. The professor and former President of the National Lawyers Guild, joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the history and scope of the United States use of torture. The book is made upf of essays by some of the countries most prestigious Human Rights Activist and experts. Tune in to this important discussion. Can we afford to allow this practice to continue?

Talk Radio on 03/23/11

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Wed, 03/23/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Iron Tribe: a local re-entry program built by ex-offenders

The Iron Tribe cleans out drug houses and moves in ex-offenders in recovery.

Now 200 members strong, they’ve built a re-entry program for themselves, from scratch. Is bootstrapping up a myth? Not for these guys. Lisa Loving hosts.

Voices from the Edge 03-17-11 A new look at Oregon's Measure 11 and its impacts

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Thu, 03/17/2011

Kevin Mannix promised voters in 1994 that his Ballot Measure 11 establishing minimum mandatory sentences would create certainty in Oregon's criminal justice system. While the measure tripled the state's prison population over 20 years, a new report by the state Criminal Justice Commission finds that Measure 11 not only failed to deliver certainty, it has cost the state billions of dollars while it shifting sentencing power from the hands of judges to those of district attorneys - a shift many see as dangerous.

57:02 minutes (52.22 MB)
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