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“Tier Talk” is a radio program that looks at corrections from a international level. Topics will vary in relationship to all aspects of the correctional realm (training, privitization, leadership, equality with other law enforcement agencies, gender related issues, PREA, county vs. state vs. federal, etc). The show will feature guest who represent corrections, in multiple facets, and will highlight an active dialogue which can be seen as highly informative, as well as entertaining. Expert guest on each related topic will be brought on the show to help inform the listener about the truth behind these prison walls. Tuning in to our show will open your eyes to the reality of those who are the “keeper” of the “kept”. So, enter with me, and see corrections from the perspective of those who walk the tier and remain eye to eye with the evil that society fears the most.

“Tier Talk” is a radio program that looks at corrections from a international level. Topics will vary in relationship to all aspects of the correctional realm (training, privitization, leadership, equality with other law enforcement agencies, gender related issues, PREA, county vs. state vs. federal, etc). The show will feature guest who represent corrections, in multiple facets, and will highlight an active dialogue which can be seen as highly informative, as well as entertaining. Expert guest on each related topic will be brought on the show to help inform the listener about the truth behind these prison walls. Tuning in to our show will open your eyes to the reality of those who are the “keeper” of the “kept”. So, enter with me, and see corrections from the perspective of those who walk the tier and remain eye to eye with the evil that society fears the most.
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Paterson, NJ

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“Tier Talk” is a radio program that looks at corrections from a international level. Topics will vary in relationship to all aspects of the correctional realm (training, privitization, leadership, equality with other law enforcement agencies, gender related issues, PREA, county vs. state vs. federal, etc). The show will feature guest who represent corrections, in multiple facets, and will highlight an active dialogue which can be seen as highly informative, as well as entertaining. Expert guest on each related topic will be brought on the show to help inform the listener about the truth behind these prison walls. Tuning in to our show will open your eyes to the reality of those who are the “keeper” of the “kept”. So, enter with me, and see corrections from the perspective of those who walk the tier and remain eye to eye with the evil that society fears the most.

Language:

English


Episodes

Inmate suicides affect correctional staff as well

12/7/2017
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Inmate suicides affect correctional staff as well. Unfortunately, most would have us believe that correctional staff is callous when it comes to inmate suicides. They would push the idea that we don’t care and, if we did, why didn’t we prevent it? Listen in as Anthony Gangi, host of Tier Talk, discusses how inmate suicide affects staff and explains, contrary to popular belief, how an inmate’s death can affect staff in a negative way.

Duration: 00:10:11


Even first responders need help sometimes.

12/4/2017
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Out at transformation treatment center in Florida, We just wrapped up three interviews and a tour. Today, I can easily say, we, as first responders, are never alone. We are all vulnerable to addiction, including first responders.

Duration: 00:09:43


Captain gets assaulted on Riker’s Island

11/30/2017
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Captain assaulted on Riker’s Island on Thanksgiving. Recently, a video surfaced that shows a Captain getting assaulted by an inmate at Riker’s Island. The video is disturbing to the many who not only see the assault, but see a fellow officer run away. This video has been the focus of many discussions including the writing up of an officer for violating policy when he saved another officer’s life. Listen in as Anthony Gangi and Retired Prison Inspector, Gary York, discusses their opinion on...

Duration: 00:35:24


Inmate manipulation: The importance of labels and calling an “inmate” an “inmate.”

11/27/2017
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Inmate manipulation and the importance of calling an “inmate” an “inmate.” Listening as Anthony Gangi, host of Tier Talk, discusses inmate manipulation. Anthony Gangi discusses the importance of labels and how it can affect staff perspective of an inmate. As of today, changes are being made in relation to how we label an inmate. These changes are one-sided and can easily jeopardize the safety and security of a jail or prison.

Duration: 00:06:43


Let’s discuss what happens after a major incident when there is a violation of prison policy.

11/22/2017
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After a major incident occurs inside a prison / correctional facility, like a riot or a death of a staff member, tension will arise. Tension arises because both frontline and management are looking to alleviate responsibility. Instead of us working together as one, especially in this time of crisis, we are divided. (The nature of the beast.) Anthony Gangi, Host of Tier Talk, sits with Retired Major and College Professor Luis Soto as they discuss middle ground in an effort to build an...

Duration: 00:31:21


After a major incident in a prison, tension will arise. Here’s why.

11/19/2017
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After a major incident occurs inside a prison / correctional facility, like a riot or a death of a staff member, tension will arise. Tension arises because both frontline and management are looking to alleviate responsibility. Instead of us working together as one, especially in this time of crisis, we are divided. (The nature of the beast.) This vlog is an effort to build an understanding of both perspectives. Again, this is not an attempt to point blame on either end, but rather an...

Duration: 00:17:49


Tier Talk is live discussing the balance between experience and education

11/14/2017
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Tonight on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi has Retired Major and Criminal Justice Professor, Luis Soto on to discuss the evolution of Academia. Listen in as Luis Soto discusses a the importance of having experienced professionals teach. Listen in as he explains the balance between experience and education and the role both play in molding the minds of today’s youths.

Duration: 00:27:44


North Carolina Department of Corrections needs our help. This is how we can help them.

11/7/2017
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Tonight on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi discusses the North Carolina riot. In an attempt to bring attention to the rising concerns that are facing the North Carolina Department of Corrections, including the recent loss of Sgt. Meggan Callahan, Corrections Officer Justin Smith, Correctional Supervisor Veronica Darden, Corrections Officer Wendy Shannon, and Geoffrey Howe, Anthony Gangi discusses the lack of media attention, steps that should be taking after a riot occurs, understaffing, proper...

Duration: 00:30:03


Oprah visits Pelican Bay to push her political agenda

10/31/2017
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Solitary confinement, otherwise known as administrative segregation, or restrictive housing, is being challenged. Recently, Oprah Winfrey took a trip to Pelican Bay State Prison in an effort to push the public away from such a needed tool like solitary confinement. In this episode of Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi discusses the need for solitary confinement. He talks about the Use of solitary confinement and how it has evolved and become beneficial to the safety and security of the facility....

Duration: 00:27:55


Oprah Winfrey takes a trip to Pelican Bay Prison and she couldn’t be more wrong.

10/29/2017
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So Oprah Winfrey decided to take a trip to Pelican Bay State Prison for a “60 Minutes” report to push a political agenda that highlights rehabilitation over safety and security. Her journey signifies a move to try to limit the use of solitary confinement and push for a more inmate-friendly environment that promotes rehabilitation as a primary focus, negating any true attempt to maintain a safe and secured facility. Like many prison specials, Oprah only presented the inmate’s perspective....

Duration: 00:14:26


Tier Talk discusses Criminal Justice Reform in New Jersey (Part 2)

10/20/2017
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Part 2 The state of New Jersey has seen a lot of reduction in recidivism.During the last couple of years, the prison population in New Jersey has dropped dramatically. What is NJ doing to keep the inmate population down? Tonight on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi sits down with The President of the NJ Chapter of the American Correctional Association, Bob Ricardella, and author/Criminal Justice College Professor, Todd Clear To discuss criminal justice reform. Listen in as they discuss changes that...

Duration: 00:33:25


Tier Talk discusses criminal reform in New Jersey (Part 1)

10/20/2017
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Part 1 The state of New Jersey has seen a lot of reduction in recidivism.During the last couple of years, the prison population in New Jersey has dropped dramatically. What is NJ doing to keep the inmate population down? Tonight on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi sits down with The President of the NJ Chapter of the American Correctional Association, Bob Ricardella, and author/Criminal Justice College Professor, Todd Clear To discuss criminal justice reform. Listen in as they discuss changes that...

Duration: 00:27:38


Riot in North Carolina leads to two officers killed.

10/15/2017
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Two heroes (Justin Smith and Veronica Darren) were taken from us on October 12, 2017 during an attempted prison escape at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in North Carolina. These heroes were taken from us In an effort to protect the public as they helped to prevent an escape from Pasquotank Correctional Institution. The public needs to recognize their sacrifice and they need to know the dangers of our profession. If you agree with this message ...please subscribe to the Tier Talk...

Duration: 00:22:30


Riot in North Carolina kills two heroes and leaves many, at this point, in critical condition.

10/13/2017
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Two heroes were taken from us on October 12, 2017. These heroes were taken from us In an effort to prevent an escape from North Carolina prison. The public needs to recognize their sacrifice and they need to know the dangers of our profession.

Duration: 00:17:39


Understaffed Correctional facilities are a growing threat to Corrections.

10/9/2017
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Correctional facilities are bleeding from the inside. One of the major concerns that address Corrections nationally are understaffed facilities. With no incentives present, the ability to attract potential employees and retain senior staff has weakened. With numbers dwindling, staff is left vulnerable. Now, agencies are desperate to higher and are willing to lower their standards to get their numbers up. Are understaffed facilities a growing threat to Corrections? What must we look at when...

Duration: 00:28:46


Understaffed Correctional facilities are a growing threat Corrections.

10/9/2017
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Correctional facilities are bleeding from the inside. One of the major concerns that address Corrections nationally are understaffed facilities. With no incentives present, the ability to attract potential employees and retain senior staff has weakened. With numbers dwindling, staff is left vulnerable. Now, agencies are desperate to higher and are willing to lower their standards to get their numbers up. Are understaffed facilities a growing threat to Corrections? What must we look at when...

Duration: 00:28:46


Tier Talk is live discussing the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada

10/2/2017
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Tonight on Tier Talk Anthony Gangi discusses the recent mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Listen in as he discusses the do's and don'ts of an active shooter response, what steps you should take if you find yourself in the middle of an active shooter incident, and how can we move forward and prepare ourselves in case of another attack.

Duration: 00:11:38


Involuntary psychiatric commitment. Are our prisons turning into mental health hospitals?

10/1/2017
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Tonight, on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi sits down with Dr. Annette Hanson, MD, Psychiatrist and author of "Committed." Listen in as they discuss psychiatric care in today's prison, force medication protocols and the increase of special need inmates. With special need inmates on the rise, staff are now being presented with more challenges than ever before. These challenges relate directly to the overall safety of themselves and the institution. Are prisons replacing our mental health...

Duration: 00:30:00


Let's talk about the Missouri Department of Correction's ban on smoking.

9/28/2017
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Court order gets issued to the Missouri Department of Corrections to ban smoking throughout the facility grounds. Now, this is not an easy order to give because it affects the whole inmate population. Even though the order is needed, there are a few issues that must be addressed before the correctional officers can carry out that order. These issues must be addressed for the overall safety of the correctional officer given the order. Listen in as Anthony Gangi and Gary York discuss the...

Duration: 00:15:48


Settlement: NH inmates can now receive some handmade drawings "Here are my thoughts to that foolish settlement."

9/23/2017
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Settlement: NH inmates can now receive some handmade drawings "Here are my thoughts to that foolish settlement." Recently, attempts by the New Hampshire Department of Corrections to eliminate possible avenues for drug trafficking have been shut down by the courts. Earlier this year, the New Hampshire Department of Corrections was forced to suspend visits after four suboxone related overdoses, one fatal, occurred as a byproduct of the inmates exploiting the visit program as a mean to...

Duration: 00:07:48

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