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Reimagining Prison - 37 - Geraldine Downey & Jarrell Daniels

9/2/2019
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In this episode, Sam sits down with Geraldine Downey, professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Justice at Columbia University in New York, and Jarrell Daniels, Research Assistant and Program Manager for the Center for Justice. Listen in as they discuss the influence of higher education for the incarcerated as Geraldine has witnessed in 25 years of teaching college courses in prison and Jarrell has experienced first-hand as a student in prison. To learn more about the Columbia...

Duration:00:33:12

Reimagining Prison - 36 - North Dakota

8/15/2019
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In this episode, Sam sits down with several guests from the North Dakota State Penitentiary. You’ll hear from Colby Braun who was recently promoted from Warden to Director of Facility Operations and Dan Lukach, who is a lieutenant at the State Penitentiary. After hearing from them about the unique concept of dynamic security, listen in on Sam’s conversation with Mike, who is currently incarcerated at the facility, to look at his perspective on the impact of dynamic security. Discover Prison...

Duration:00:38:29

Reimagining Prison - 35 - Jeorald Braggs, Aaron Cosar, & Tammy Franklin

7/31/2019
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In this episode, Sam sits down with Lexington Assesment & Reception Center Warden, Jeorald Braggs, as well as Aaron Cosar and Tammy Franklin, two formerly incarcerated individuals who now serve as Prison Fellowship Academy program directors partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Listen to hear more about the transition from inmate to authority figure within the Department of Corrections, what the Academy program is doing in Oklahoma, and our guests’ thoughts on inmate...

Duration:00:43:20

Reimagining Prison - 34 - Muskegon, Part 2

7/10/2019
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In this episode, Sam continues last episode’s conversation with Dylan Shaw and Kenyan Rodgers about transformational in-prison programs and how they have developed as inmate leaders. You will also hear from Chip Hackney, the Program Director for the Prison Fellowship Academy at Muskegon Correctional Facility, who works closely with these men and the other Academy participants. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange To reach out with any feedback or...

Duration:00:36:39

Reimagining Prison - 33 - Muskegon Interviews, part 1

7/1/2019
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In this episode, we continue our series in the state of Michigan in the first of a two-part interview with some of the men incarcerated at Muskegon Correctional Facility. Listen in as they discuss the ways in which Muskegon stands out culturally among prisons due to the leadership’s embrace of innovative programs and a transformational mindset. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to go back and listen to episodes 31 & 32 first. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at...

Duration:00:33:20

Reimagining Prison - 32 - Vocational Village

6/14/2019
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In this second of a four-part series looking into the Michigan Department of Correction, Sam chats with Warden Melinda Braman to talk about the Vocational Village program at Parnell Correctional Center. The Vocational Village at Parnell equips incarcerated men for employment opportunities upon their release. After Sam's conversation with Warden Braman, you'll also hear from several participants and staff Sam met on a tour of the facility. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program...

Duration:00:29:13

Reimagining Prison - 31 - Heidi Washington

5/30/2019
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In this episode, Sam sits down with Heidi Washington, the director of the Michigan Department of Corrections. Listen in as they discuss some of the department's transformational programs and initiatives. This conversation with Heidi kicks off a four-episode series diving into corrections in the state of Michigan. In future episodes you will hear from some other corrections staff as well as inmates at Parnell Correctional Facility and Muskegon Correctional Facility, where these innovative...

Duration:00:31:43

Reimagining Prison - 30 - Chris Hendry

5/15/2019
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In this episode, Sam sits down with Chris Hendry, the Bureau Chief of Professional Development and Training at the Florida Department of Corrections. Listen as they discuss the efforts corrections professionals can make to humanize incarcerated men and women and take responsibility beyond a facility's security. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange To reach out with any feedback or suggestions for future podcast guests, contact...

Duration:00:34:30

Reimagining Prison - 29 - Scott Frakes

4/30/2019
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In this episode, Sam sits down with Scott Frakes, Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. Listen in as they discuss how corrections has changed in the last 40 years and the impact of a relational approach to leading correctional officers and serving incarcerated men and women. Join the movement to reduce recidivism by removing barriers to successful reentry. Learn more at prisonfellowship.org/secondchances Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at...

Duration:00:42:09

Reimagining Prison - 28 - Marcus Bullock

4/13/2019
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Sam speaks with Marcus Bullock, founder of flikshop.com. They'll talk about prison culture, the prospects of success after incarceration, and why formerly incarcerated men and women can make the best employees. Join the movement to reduce recidivism by removing barriers to successful reentry. Learn more at prisonfellowship.org/secondchances Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange To reach out with any feedback or suggestions for future podcast guests,...

Duration:00:37:04

Reimagining Prison - 27 - Brandon Chrostowski, part 2

4/1/2019
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In this conclusion of a two-part interview, Sam talks with Brandon Chrostowski, founder and CEO of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. Listen in as Sam and Brandon discuss the culture of care at EDWINS and how it impacts the students personally and professionally. In this episode, you will also hear from EDWINS graduate and current Head Resident Advisor for the institution, Bryan Sides, about his experience with the program. Join the movement to reduce recidivism by...

Duration:00:30:35

Reimagining Prison - 26 - Brandon Chrostowski, part 1

3/14/2019
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In this first of a two-part interview, Sam sits down with Brandon Chrostowski, founder and CEO of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. EDWINS is a fine dining restaurant and 6-month training program with a simple approach: "arm those re-entering society with a skill set and a smile." EDWINS has been featured in the critically acclaimed documentary shorts, Knife Skills and 100 Second Chances. Listen in as Sam and Brandon discuss the importance of second chances, the...

Duration:00:25:10

Reimagining Prison - 25 - Mack & Ria Story

2/28/2019
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In this episode Sam Dye chats with Mack & Ria Story, co-founders of Top Story Leadership, an organization that provides leadership training in the form of keynote speaking, leadership development books, and numerous additional resources. In this interview, you'll hear them share some of the transformational leadership principles they teach. Visit getthetransformationequation.com to get a copy of the leadership chart discussed in this episode. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange...

Duration:00:34:12

Reimagining Prison - 24 - John Sage

2/14/2019
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In this episode Sam Dye speaks with John Sage, Founder and CEO of Bridges to Life, an organization dedicated to bringing healing to victims of crime, reducing recidivism, and making communities safer. In this interview you'll hear about the event that led him to start Bridges to Life and the work they're doing today. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange For more information about Prison Fellowship, contact prisonfellowshippodcasts@pfm.org Join the...

Duration:00:28:57

Reimagining Prison - 23 - ACA Convention

1/31/2019
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In this episode, Sam sits down with three Prison Fellowship Academy graduates to discuss transformation and leadership inside prisons. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange For more information about Prison Fellowship, contact prisonfellowshippodcasts@pfm.org Join the movement to reduce recidivism by removing barriers to successful reentry. Learn more at prisonfellowship.org/secondchances music by Podington Bear under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0...

Duration:00:45:12

Reimagining Prison - 22 - Burl Cain, Part 2

1/14/2019
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In this conclusion of their two-part interview, Sam speaks with retired warden, Burl Cain. This fascinating interview provides insightful answers to the question, "How could you possibly motivate people who have nothing left to lose?" Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange For more information about Prison Fellowship, contact prisonfellowshippodcasts@pfm.org Join the movement to reduce recidivism by removing barriers to successful reentry. Learn more...

Duration:00:29:41

Reimagining Prison - 21 - Burl Cain, Part 1

12/29/2018
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In this first episode of a two-part interview, Sam speaks with retired warden, Burl Cain. This fascinating interview provides insightful answers to the question, "How could you possibly motivate people who have nothing left to lose?" Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange For more information about Prison Fellowship, contact prisonfellowshippodcasts@pfm.org Join the movement to reduce recidivism by removing barriers to successful reentry. Learn more...

Duration:00:29:43

Reimagining Prison - 20 - Tonier Cain

11/15/2018
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In this episode Sam chats with speaker and activist, Tonier Cain. Listen in as they discuss her experience overcoming a childhood of abuse and the impact of trauma on the lives of people in prison. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at https://pfm.org/warden-exchange For more information about Prison Fellowship, contact prisonfellowshippodcasts@pfm.org Join the movement to reduce recidivism by removing barriers to successful reentry. Learn more at...

Duration:00:30:44

Reimagining Prison - 19 - Nebraska Correctional Center for Women

10/31/2018
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This is a very special episode of The Reimagining Prison podcast. In this episode, Sam has a chance to speak with two women incarcerated in the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York, Nebraska. This episode looks at life inside prison and what true change looks like. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange For more information about Prison Fellowship, contact prisonfellowshippodcasts@pfm.org Join the movement to reduce recidivism by removing...

Duration:00:46:26

Reimagining Prison - 18 - Art Beeler

10/15/2018
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In this episode, Sam speaks with Art Beeler, former Complex Warden at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina. In their time together, they discussed leadership, recruiting for Corrections, the importance of Corrections staff, and "collateral consequences" - the post-prison restrictions often imposed on men and women who have served time in prison. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange For more information about Prison Fellowship,...

Duration:00:36:00