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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.

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English


Episodes

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


How does the bias media affect the public's perspective on law enforcement?

9/17/2017
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How does the bias media affect the public's perspective on law enforcement? Bias reporting. Reporting out of context. Does this sound familiar. Law enforcement has been bastardized by a system that has been built by ratings. While the news reporter scramble to make their deadline, stories get released that are out of context and bias towards the political agenda of the network. It's time for the truth. It is time for the media to release stories when the story itself is ready to be...

Duration: 00:11:04


An officer attacked at Rikers Island. Is prison reform making our facilities less safe and secured?

9/17/2017
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An officer was attacked at Rikers island. He was assaulted by four inmates who are a members of the bloods. The inmates responsible for the attack / assault are all under 21. New laws are being passed that states no inmate under 21 can be placed in restrictive housing / solitary confinement. This leads us to question what's being done to protect our officers? In this episode, Anthony Gangi, host of Tier Talk, discusses how changes being made in corrections is placing staff at risk.

Duration: 00:12:03


The importance of women in Corrections

9/10/2017
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Women in Corrections Many have questioned the importance of female correctional officer supervising male inmates. Heroes like Correctional Officer Mari Johnson from the TDCJ (Texas Department Of Criminal Justice), Miller County Correctional Officer Lisa Mauldin (Arkansas), and Bertie Correctional Officer Meggan Callahan (North Carolina), service have been questioned when their senseless murders hit mainstream media. Instead of the public holding the inmates responsible for the senseless...

Duration: 00:10:53


Due to recent events in Texas and Florida, it's time we thank corrections.

9/8/2017
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Let's Thank all the Correctional Officers and staff in Texas for the sacrifices they made when they left their families and transported inmates from one facility to another. Let's be thankful for the service and commitment they provided to the public. In Florida, their Department of Corrections, is getting ready to commit themselves to the same issues as mentioned above. For the Florida Department of Corrections, let's be thankful for what they are getting ready to do and let's wish them...

Duration: 00:07:24


Tier Talk is Live discussing Inmates Rights vs. Privileges

9/4/2017
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Inmate Rights vs. Privileges. Know the difference. In this episode of Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi discusses inmates rights and privileges. He argues that prisoners rights should not be confused with privileges. There are a lot of civil law suits that are claiming corrections staff are taking away inmate rights, when in fact they are privileges. Listen in and understand the difference between inmate rights and privileges.

Duration: 00:10:35


Tier Talk is Live with Guest Gary York discussing Reality vs Perception of corrections.

9/1/2017
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Its all about asking the right questions and, for Gary York, those questions led to some very unexpected responses. Tonight on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi sits down with Author Gary York to discuss a survey he conducted on violence and corruption. Gary York, with the use of social media, asked professors, attorneys, former inmates, correctional staff, police, probation and parole officers seven questions related to solitary confinement, punishment, drug smuggling, etc. Responses were then...

Duration: 00:38:44


Tier Talk is live discussing should inmates be forced into rehabilitation programs

8/22/2017
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Tier Talk is live discussing should inmates be forced into rehabilitation programs. In order for rehabilitation to be successful, inmates have to be receptive to the program and be willing to look at themselves internally for positive change to occur. The reward for taking a program should be internal and the motivation should be purely based on the individual's needs (addiction, lifestyle, etc).

Duration: 00:15:17


Tier Talk is live discussing incentives to invite and maintain qualified personnel.

8/21/2017
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In this episode, Anthony Gangi discusses the needed incentives to invite and maintain qualified personnel. He talks about competitive salary, benefits, pension, internal motivation and bargaining rights. Right now, corrections is in desperation mode when it comes to hiring. Quantity is being looked at before quality. If you are only looking at quantity, the safety and security of the facility will be in jeopardy.

Duration: 00:13:08


Manipulation is very slow-moving and can happen to anyone, including you.

8/15/2017
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Inmate manipulation can happen to anyone. It's a game that's employed by the manipulative inmate that slow moving and subtle. The game itself is deadly and can lead to major security issues inside the facility. There are still many people believe that they will never fall victim to manipulation. Let's all be mindful that that believe only makes them vulnerable. First rule of thumb that helps build a resistance to manipulation is knowing that we're all vulnerable. We all can be subjected to...

Duration: 00:13:39


Anthony Gangi discusses the Atlanta Gym owners who decided to ban police officer from being members of his gym

8/9/2017
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Atlanta gym bans police officers, military from joining. Listen in as Anthony Gangi discusses how this furthers the divide between law enforcement and the community. In this discussion Anthony discusses the search for middle ground. "Let's be pioneers and see what trail we need to blaze."

Duration: 00:23:48


What an Officer feels when they are involved in an Officer Involved Shooting.

8/5/2017
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Use of force is never pretty. It's use is very complex and should never never be analyzed outside of context. Today, on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi along with Use Of Force Expert Michael Wolhfert and Law Enforcement expert Dalton Price discuss use of force and the importance of following the officer's directive. Listen in as we highlight the perspective of those who walk the beat and are often ignored.

Duration: 00:30:48

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