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Welcome to the Reimagining Prison Podcast. Host Sam Dye will be interviewing thought leaders in the field of Corrections to get their thoughts on what it would mean to reimagine prison in America. Join us as we explore making safer communities inside and out. Prison Fellowship is a Christian non-profit organization that aims to restore those affected by crime and incarceration by helping men and women in prison achieve holistic life transformation and emerge as productive citizens. For more information contact reimaginingprisonpodcast@pfm.org

Welcome to the Reimagining Prison Podcast. Host Sam Dye will be interviewing thought leaders in the field of Corrections to get their thoughts on what it would mean to reimagine prison in America. Join us as we explore making safer communities inside and out. Prison Fellowship is a Christian non-profit organization that aims to restore those affected by crime and incarceration by helping men and women in prison achieve holistic life transformation and emerge as productive citizens. For more information contact reimaginingprisonpodcast@pfm.org

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Welcome to the Reimagining Prison Podcast. Host Sam Dye will be interviewing thought leaders in the field of Corrections to get their thoughts on what it would mean to reimagine prison in America. Join us as we explore making safer communities inside and out. Prison Fellowship is a Christian non-profit organization that aims to restore those affected by crime and incarceration by helping men and women in prison achieve holistic life transformation and emerge as productive citizens. For more information contact reimaginingprisonpodcast@pfm.org

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Episodes

Reimagining Prison - 69 - Sammy Perez & Angela Kim

2/28/2021
In this episode, Sam sits down with fellow Prison Fellowship employees, Sammy Perez (Senior Manager, Grassroots Program) and Angela Kim (Advocacy Events & Operations Manager) to discuss Second Chance Month, which is in April. Listen in to learn more about the collateral consequences formerly incarcerated men and women face upon reentry, what Prison Fellowship is doing about it, and how you can get involved! To sign on as a Justice Advocate or apply to become a Justice Ambassador, visit...

Duration:00:29:50

Reimagining Prison - 68 - Amir Ghannad

2/12/2021
In this episode, Sam sits down with Leadership Development Specialist, Amir Ghannad, who has over three decades of experience in leadership and organizational development. Listen in as he and Sam discuss the difference between transformational leadership and transactional leadership, among other leadership principles. To learn more about Amir, his blog, his podcast, and his book, visit www.theghannadgroup.com or www.whatwasthatguysname.com. If you are interested in The Ghannad Group's...

Duration:00:40:08

Reimagining Prison - 67 - Jeffrey Ian Ross

1/29/2021
In this episode, Sam sits down with Jeffrey Ian Ross, criminologist and professor at the University of Baltimore. Listen in as they discuss Jeff's book, Convict Criminology, and mentorship in higher education and advanced degrees for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women. To contact or learn more about Jeff, visit https://jeffreyianross.com/. To learn more about Quan and his story, read his prison writings, and get a copy of Sparrow in the Razor Wire, visit quanxhuynh.com/....

Duration:00:32:46

Reimagining Prison - 66 - Roni Burkes

1/13/2021
Today's episode is cut from a conversation between Sam and 2018 Warden Exchange alumnus, Roni Burkes, during an all-staff meeting for Prison Fellowship. While she was a participant in the Warden Exchange, Roni was the warden of the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Afterwards, she went on to be the Regional Director of Special Prisons, and currently she is the Deputy Director for the Office of Reentry. Listen in as Sam and Roni discuss her unique experience in corrections and women's facilities....

Duration:00:31:07

Reimagining Prison - 65 - Tammy & Christie

12/30/2020
In today's episode, Sam chats with Tammy Franklin and Christie Luther, who both work at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in Oklahoma. Tammy is the Program Manager for the Prison Fellowship Academy at Mabel Bassett and Christie directs the cosmetology program for the incarcerated women. Tammy and Christie first became friends over a decade ago when they were both incarcerated at Mabel Bassett. Listen in as they discuss their stories and their mission to help transform the lives of currently...

Duration:00:30:42

Reimagining Prison - 64 - Quan Huynh, Part 2

11/13/2020
In today's episode Sam sits down with Quan Huynh to conclude the conversation started last episode. If you haven't already, we encourage you to listen to episode 63 before starting this one. Quan is the Post-Release Manager for Defy Ventures, a non-profit organization that helps returning citizens set themselves up for success in entrepreneurship. After spending 22 years in and out of correctional institutions in the state of California, Quan was paroled from a life sentence in 2015. Among...

Duration:00:29:43

Reimagining Prison - 63 - Quan Huynh, Part 1

10/31/2020
In today's episode - the first of a two-part conversation - Sam sits down with Quan Huynh. Quan is the Post-Release Manager for Defy Ventures, a non-profit organization that helps returning citizens set themselves up for success in entrepreneurship. After spending 22 years in and out of correctional institutions in the state of California, Quan was paroled from a life sentence in 2015. Among many other accomplishments since then, he has founded his own company and authored Sparrow in the...

Duration:00:27:31

Reimagining Prison - 62 - Quovadis Marshall

10/13/2020
In today's episode, Sam chats with Quovadis "Q" Marshall, pastor of Hope City Church in Waterloo, Iowa. Quovadis grew up in and out of the Juvenile Justice System and served 8 years as an adult in the Iowa correctional system. Listen in as Sam and Q discuss Q's history with the correctional system and the significant role that prison culture plays in the lives of incarcerated men and women. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange To reach out with any...

Duration:00:34:39

Reimagining Prison - 61 - Mel Williams

9/30/2020
In today's episode, Sam sits down with Mel Williams, Executive Director of North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents (NAAWS). Mel has a masters in Corrections Administration from California State University and a long history in the New York State Department of Corrections as a warden. Listen in as Sam and Mel discuss Mel's experience in corrections. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange To reach out with any feedback or suggestions...

Duration:00:27:01

Reimagining Prison - 60 - Mark Whitacre, Part 2

9/13/2020
In this second of a two part conversation, you’ll hear more from Mark Whitacre about his prison and re-entry experience. If you haven’t already, please start by listening to Part 1 to hear the story of how Mark ended up involved in price fixing, wearing a wire for the FBI, and eventually landed in prison for almost 9 years. To read Mark’s article “When Good Leaders Lose Their Way,” discussed in this episode, visit https://lawecommons.luc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1467&context=luclj...

Duration:00:30:33

Reimagining Prison - 59 - Mark Whitacre, Part 1

8/31/2020
In this first of a two-part conversation, Sam sits down with Mark Whitacre, the highest-level corporate executive in U.S. history to work as an undercover FBI informant and whistleblower. For 3 years in the mid-1990s, Mark acted as a cooperating witness for the FBI, investigating Archer Daniels Midland, where Mark was the president of the BioProducts division and had been involved in price-fixing schemes. Listen in as Mark shares the story of how he got wrapped up in white collar crime...

Duration:00:25:27

Reimagining Prison - 58 - Brian Dawe

8/14/2020
Today, Sam sits down with Brian Dawe, Executive Director of the American Correctional Officer Intelligence Network. Brian has been in corrections since 1982 and has since presented at numerous legal and legislative forums. He is passionate about representing the correctional officer's perspective on prison reform and other correctional issues facing society today. Listen in as he shares that perspective. To contact Brian and learn more about the American Correctional Officer Intelligence...

Duration:00:30:46

Reimagining Prison - 57 - Andie Moss

7/31/2020
In this episode, Sam sits down with Andie Moss, founder and president of the Moss group, a Washington, D.C. based criminal justice consulting group dedicated to helping state, local, federal, and private organizations in achieving organizational excellence. Listen in as Sam and Andie discuss correctional staffing, achieving organizational excellence, and transformational prison culture. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange. To reach out with any...

Duration:00:26:43

Reimagining Prison - 56 - Jeremy Gregg

7/14/2020
In this episode, Sam chats with Jeremy Gregg, the Managing Director for Texas Arabella Advisors, where he serves as a trusted advisor for high-capacity philanthropists. As a social entrepreneur, Jeremy has cofounded several successful nonprofits and mission-driven businesses. Listen in as Sam and Jeremy discuss the issue of mass incarceration, the idea of social return on investment, and "Daddy's Timeout," a book Jeremy wrote to help explain incarceration to children with incarcerated...

Duration:00:30:51

Reimagining Prison - 55 - Eddie Miles, Part 2

6/30/2020
In this episode, Sam continues his conversation with Eddie Miles, the Warden at the St. Cloud Correction Center in Minnesota. In Part 1, Sam and Eddie discussed the tragic event Eddie faced in his facility when a correctional officer was killed at the hands of one of the incarcerated men. If you haven't already, listen to episode 54 hear Eddie's story. In Part 2, Sam and Eddie dive deeper into some of the lessons Eddie learned from the incident and the ways he continued to lead in that...

Duration:00:31:43

Reimagining Prison - 54 - Eddie Miles, Part 1

6/13/2020
In today's first of a two-part interview, Sam sits down with Eddie Miles, the Warden at the St. Cloud Correction Center in Minnesota. In Part 1, Sam and Eddie discuss the tragic event Eddie faced in his facility when a correctional officer was killed at the hands of one of the incarcerated men. Listen in to hear Eddie's story. 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:00:24:25

Reimagining Prison - 53 - James Corder

5/31/2020
In this episode, Sam sits down with James Corder, who was incarcerated in Iowa for 28 years after committing murder while under the age of 18. Listen in as Sam and James discuss James' incarceration and his journey to reentry, including some of the struggles he still faces today. 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 reimaginingprisonpodcast@pfm.org. music by Podington...

Duration:00:34:24

Reimagining Prison - 52 - Ron Self, Part 2

5/14/2020
Today's episode is part two in a conversation with Ron Self, former Marine and founder of Veterans Healing Veterans. If you haven’t already, listen to Episode 51 (https://soundcloud.com/prisonfellowship/reimagining-prison-51-ron-self-part-1) to hear the story of his time in the Marines followed by his incarceration and attempted suicide leading up to his founding of Veterans Healing Veterans. In this episode, Ron discusses some of the psychological challenges that many veterans face and how...

Duration:00:19:33

Reimagining Prison - 51 - Ron Self, Part 1

4/30/2020
Today’s episode is the first of a two part conversation with Ron Self, former marine and founder of Veterans Healing Veterans, which is an in-prison program now in 5 California prisons. While in the Marine Corps, Ron earned a masters degree in psychology and a doctorate in sociology. Listen in as Ron shares his story from serving in the Marine Corps to how he ended up incarcerated for 23 years and the lessons he learned and now shares through Veterans Healing Veterans. Tune in next week for...

Duration:00:27:57

Reimagining Prison - 50 - Todd Dewett

4/14/2020
In this episode, Sam chats with Todd Dewett, one of the most in-demand leadership keynote speakers around the world. With a PhD in organizational behavior, Todd motivates millions of people globally through his LinkedIn Learning courses, leadership books, and coaching in addition to keynote speaking. Listen in as Sam and Todd discuss building transformational teams and the importance of authenticity in leadership in the context of corrections. Visit drdewett.com to learn more about Todd...

Duration:00:31:40