Prison issues

Mental health treatment lacking in Multnomah County Jail

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 01/24/2012

 

A local man serving time in Multnomah County Jail has reported to KBOO that guards and nurses have been negligent in providing him the correct medication for mental illness.
 

As KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg reports, the problem is widespread, and stems from a lack of resources for mental health in the county.

 

4:05 minutes (3.74 MB)

African People's Socialist Party - 40 Years of Resistance

program date: 
Wed, 01/18/2012

This year, marks the 40th anniversary of the African People's Socialist Party - USA.  The Party's National Plenary will be held from February 18th-21st in St. Petersburg Florida at the Uhuru House.

www.asiuhuru.org/ontheground/apsp-usa/plenary2012/index.shtml

On this program, we talk to Nyabinga Dzimbahwe, of the African People's Socialist Party and Wendy Snyder of the African People's Solidarity Committee.  We also feature a speech by the Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party, Omali Yeshitela.

58:49 minutes (53.84 MB)

Youth Incarcerated for Life

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 01/16/2012

Carlos Chavez interviews Alison Parker of Human Rights Watch. They discuss her recent report titled,

Against All Odds: Prison Conditions for Youth Offenders Serving Life without Parole Sentences in the United Stated

28:48 minutes (26.37 MB)

Prison Pipeline on 01/16/12

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 01/16/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Youth Incarcerated for Life

Carlos Chavez interviews Alison Parker of Human Rights Watch. They discuss her recent report titled, Against All Odds: Prison Conditions for Youth Offenders Serving Life without Parole Sentences in the United Stated. Drawing on six years of research, and interviews and correspondence with correctional officials and hundreds of youth offenders serving life without parole, Parker sheds light on the overwhelming accounts of abuse suffered by young people facing this kind of incarceration. Young offenders serving time in adult prisons who are smaller in stature are statistically most vulnerable to attack.

Prison Pipeline 1/9/12 w/ Trules Neil and Shawn King Hosted by Peter Pincetl

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 01/09/2012

Peter Pincetl talks with Trules Neil,  District Manager of the Department of Community Justice,  about the Re-entry Enhancement Coordination Program (REC) and how it helps to reduce recidivism.  Peter also talks with Shawn King,  a graduate of the program,  about how the program helped him through the transition process.

27:10 minutes (24.88 MB)

Prison Pipeline on 01/02/12

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 01/02/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Perspectives on Prison from the students at Portland Youth Builders

Megan Vosk hosts this evening’s Prison Pipeline. It presents three short pieces produced by students in the media program at Portland Youth Builders. All three pieces provide interesting perspectives on prison life. The first piece talks about how the media portrays the prison lifestyle as glamorous. The students analyze a song, a movie and a news clip, and find that in general the media perceives prison as a macho place. The second piece compares the difference between prison myths and reality. It features two interviews, one with someone who has never been to prison but has ideas of what it may be like, and one with someone who has just gotten out of prison after serving eighteen months, who is able to share what it really is like to be locked down.

Is Oregon Ahead of the Capital Punishment Curve?

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 12/30/2011

2:23 minutes (2.18 MB)

Solidarity with Anti-Torture Activists

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 12/28/2011

Grassroots activist group Witness Against Torture will occupy Washington DC on January 2nd to protest continued existence of Guantanamo Bay and to stand in Solidarity with 14 anti-torture activists on trial.

 

KBOO’s Anna Prebel Speaks with Helen Schietinger of Witness Against Torture.

3:25 minutes (1.56 MB)

Prison Pipeline 12/19/11 w/ Mark Arnold and his family Hosted by Grace Reed

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 12/19/2011

Grace discusses with Mark and his family about the Thousand Kite Project,  concerning communication and human rights.  The issue is raised of the high cost of communication with the incarcerated,  and how that basic right should not be a profit for business.

Grace also talks with Mark about his music (of which his song is the featured intro/outro music) and how it has been a positive force in his life.

 

27:39 minutes (63.27 MB)
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