Josh at Democratic Nominating Convention

Decarceration Nation Episode 17: Bars 2 Ballots

Josh discusses his #Bars2Ballots plan for ensuring formerly incarcerated people vote and vote in elections only for candidates who support criminal justice reform. Blah Full Episode Notes From Episode 17 Preview Transcript This is a full transcript of Episode 17: Bars2Ballots The Constitutional Barrier to Voting The 14th Amendment to the Constitution allows states to […]

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Victoria McKenzie editor at The Crime Report

Decarceration Nation Episode 16: Lee Correctional Riot

Josh talks with guests Steve Bailey and Victoria McKenzie about the Lee Correctional Facility Riot. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/0a394e87.mp3 Notes From Episode 16 Preview Just The Facts The Lee riot was the deadliest prison riot in 25 years, resulting in 7 dead and many more injured. My Guests Steve Bailey is the author of many articles […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 15: Suboxone Mail Fail

Josh and Joel talk about the effect Suboxone smuggling has on prison mail across the United States. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/c2097c73.mp3 Notes On Episode 15 Preview Thank You To Bill Cobbs Last week, I interviewed Michigan gubernatorial candidate Bill Cobbs. I can’t imagine many Gubernatorial candidates have ever sat down for an hour-long podcast interview with […]

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Bill Cobbs

Decarceration Nation Episode 14: Bill Cobbs

Josh interviews Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Cobbs about Flint, Education, and Criminal Justice Reform. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/94b3e5d2.mp3 Notes From Episode 14 Preview Troubled Waters Not familiar with what is going on with water in Michigan? The State approved NestlĂ©’s new contract to remove even more water from the Great Lakes, Flint had State supplied water […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 13: Chain Gang

Josh and Joel discuss the systems of prison employment for inmates inside America’s prisons and jails. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/26f4fc4b.mp3 Notes From Episode 13 Preview Equal Pay Day & Prison Employment It is interesting to me that we are releasing this episode on equal pay day. Not because I want to distract from women’s equal pay […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 12: Prison Food

Josh and Joel discuss the never-ending problems with prison food  and Jail food in America. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/7ba5079d.mp3 Notes From Episode 12 Preview Legal Corruption The story about the Alabama Sheriff who spent money allocated for food for his jail prisoners to buy a beach house is pretty unbelievable but 100% true. Brown Bagging It […]

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Decarceration Nation Episode 11: Mental Health

Josh and Joel discuss mental health care in America’s Jails and Prisons. Full Episode https://audio.simplecast.com/17c60734.mp3 Notes From Episode 11 Preview Mental Health In Prisons and Jails The Bureau of Justice Statistics article details the high prevalence of mental health problems in prisons and jails. Michigan C.A.R.E.S Task Force The results of the Michigan House C.A.R.E.S. […]

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