Host Grace E Reed discusses with Michelle Fabian the issue of sexual assualt in corrections facilities. This all-too-common phenomenon -- inmates sexually assaulted by guards and by other inmates, predatory behavior within the confines of a prison -- spurred Congress to pass the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. At the time, it was estimated that 10 percent to 20 percent of all inmates incarcerated suffer a sexual attack.
Host Patty Katz talks with Dorsey Nunn, co-founder of All of Us Are None, an advocacy group dedicated to voters rights and other civil liberties for incarcerated individuals. The discussion involves the Pelican Bay hunger strike, the effects of solitary confinement, and the trials of adjustment after release.
Host Grace Reed interviews guest Melissa Reardon, artist, healer and activist forming project for newly released inmates using creative expression through art and mask making as a tool for transformation and restoration.