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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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English


Episodes

Reimagining Prison - 62 - Quovadis Marshall

10/14/2020
In today's episode, Sam chats with Quovadis "Q" Marshall, pastor or 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

9/14/2020
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

Reimagining Prison - 49 - John Williams

3/31/2020
In this episode, Sam chats with John Williams, Director of Facility Division Initiatives for the Minnesota Department of Corrections. John talks about improvements the Department of Corrections can make in the staffing and training process as well as practical steps to take towards employee wellness in corrections. Listen in as Sam and John discuss how these changes will positively affect prison culture as a whole and lead to restoration. Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program...

Duration:00:29:58

Reimagining Prison - 48 - Heather Rice-Minus and Kelly Friedlander

3/14/2020
In this episode, Sam sits down with Prison Fellowship Vice President of Advocacy, Heather Rice-Minus, and Vice President of Marketing, Communications, & Assessment, Kelly Friedlander. Listen in as they discuss the results of a survey Prison Fellowship conducted with the help of The Barna Group to assess the public understanding of incarceration and justice reform issues. Sam, Heather, and Kelly also talk about changes that can be made to address common misconceptions and promote justice that...

Duration:00:32:04

Reimagining Prison - 47 - Ian Bickers, Live at Monterey Residency, Part 3

2/28/2020
In this episode, sit in as Ian Bickers finishes his presentation at Prison Fellowship’s Warden Exchange Residency, which took place in January 2020. In this part, Ian discusses transforming prison culture on a national level. If you haven’t listened to part 1 (https://soundcloud.com/prisonfellowship/reimagining-prison-45-ian-bickers-live-at-monterey-residency-part-1) or part 2 (https://soundcloud.com/prisonfellowship/reimagining-prison-46-ian-bickers-live-at-monterey-residency-part-2), we...

Duration:00:31:08

Reimagining Prison - 46 - Ian Bickers, Live at Monterey Residency, Part 2

2/14/2020
In today’s episode, you’ll hear part two of Ian Bickers’ presentation at Prison Fellowship’s Warden Exchange Residency. If you have not yet listened to part 1, go back and listen to episode 45 (https://soundcloud.com/prisonfellowship/reimagining-prison-45-ian-bickers-live-at-monterey-residency-part-1). In this portion, Ian discusses the importance of appealing to the needs and wants of incarcerated individuals to create an environment that fosters growth, rather than sticking to unhealthy...

Duration:00:25:09

Reimagining Prison - 45 - Ian Bickers, Live at Monterey Residency, Part 1

2/3/2020
In this episode, you’ll hear from Ian Bickers, who works with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service in the UK. Ian was an early guest on the Reimagining Prison Podcast in episodes 6 (https://soundcloud.com/prisonfellowship/rp006-ianbickers) and 7 (https://soundcloud.com/prisonfellowship/reimagining-prison-7-ian-bickers-part-2). Recently, Ian spoke at Prison Fellowship’s Warden Exchange residency. We have broken his presentation into three parts for the next three episodes to give you a...

Duration:00:32:46

Reimagining Prison - 44 - Scott Semple, Part 2

1/13/2020
In this second of a two part interview with Scott Semple, former Commissioner of the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections, you’ll hear some more about the TRUE Unit program Scott developed for incarcerated young adults as well as the training it involves for correctional staff. Scott and Sam also discuss how the program involves mentorship from older incarcerated adults and how that has influenced the men and women involved in the TRUE Unit. If you have not yet listened to Episode...

Duration:00:28:15

Reimagining Prison - 43 - Scott Semple

12/30/2019
In this first of a two part interview with Scott Semple, former Commissioner of the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections, he and Sam discuss Scott's visit to the German correctional system and how that influenced his perspective on changes he hopes to see in the American system. You will also hear a little bit about the TRUE unit program Scott developed specifically for incarcerated young adults. Tune in next episode as the conversation continues. Discover Prison Fellowship's...

Duration:00:27:29