On The Count: The Prison and Criminal Justice Report

On The Count: The Prison and Criminal Justice Report OTC is designed to create a platform for the voices of those historically excluded from the discussion and decision making process.

Production Team Eddie Ellis, Executive Producer; Rob Sims, Senior Producer/Audio Engineer; Andre (Imani) Ward, Associate Producer; Steven (Humble) Mangual, Latino Affairs Producer.

06/22/2019

The struggle to end extreme isolation. #SolitaryIsTorture

ALL OUR PEOPLE!!! Tune-in tomorrow (10 AM on WBAI 99.5 FM NYC or wbai.org) as we cover the struggle to end the torturous...
06/21/2019

ALL OUR PEOPLE!!! Tune-in tomorrow (10 AM on WBAI 99.5 FM NYC or wbai.org) as we cover the struggle to end the torturous use of extreme isolation in New York and New Jersey. Our NJ and NY advocates are getting busy in both states. The NY advocates have been on hunger strike and both groups have been on their respective Legislative offices advocating and lobbying to pass Laws to end solitary confinement. Our guests include: Justice Rountree, Regional Coordinator for Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, organizing member of the Coalition for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (NJ-CAIC) through the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), working on State Legislation that would end solitary confinement as it is known in New Jersey; Amos Caley, Lead organizer, NJCAIC and also Associate Pastor of the Reformed Church of Highland Park and the state organizer for the New Jersey Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (NJ-CAIC); Tyrrell Muhammad, is Monitoring Associate with the Correctional Association of NY, works on all aspects of the organization’s prison monitoring. He is also a founding member of the New York chapter of the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC), a national effort to reduce the excessive use of isolated confinement in prisons, jails and detention centers. Muhammad is also a founding member of Release Aging People from Prison or RAPP.
#HALTsolitary #SolitaryIsTorture

Stop Solitary in NJ! Solitary confinement is torture. Tomorrow, the Senate and the Assembly will vote on legislation tha...
06/20/2019

Stop Solitary in NJ! Solitary confinement is torture. Tomorrow, the Senate and the Assembly will vote on legislation that will restrict the use of solitary confinement in NJ prisons and jails (A314/S3261). This legislation will also provide relief to immigrant detainees in those county jails which have contracts with ICE. Join us to show support and WEAR RED! Rally with us to send a strong message to the legislature and the governor that the time is NOW to stop solitary confinement. More than 1,000 people are currently in solitary confinement in NJ prisons and jails, and they need us to show up! And remember – WEAR RED! Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12 PM State House Annex, 131-137 W State St, Trenton, NJ

06/15/2019

Going Live with Alliance of Families for Justice Quarterly Up Date

ALL MY PEOPLE!!! Tune-in tomorrow for our "Alliance of Families for Justice Quarterly Update" with our Queen Sister Soff...
06/14/2019
Events-Alliance of Families for Justice

ALL MY PEOPLE!!! Tune-in tomorrow for our "Alliance of Families for Justice Quarterly Update" with our Queen Sister Soffiyah Elijah. She will be focusing on her work around the efforts to close Rikers, her upcoming annual tribute to men and other plans by her organization to support formerly incarcerated people.

https://afj-ny.org/events

Jun 18 6:00 PM18:00 Family Empowerment Circle Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM 18:00 20:00 AFJ (Harlem WeWork) (map) Google Calendar ICS View Event →

Tune in tomorrow when the youth are taking over On The Count Radio. It's the latest in our recurring Youth & Criminal Ju...
06/08/2019

Tune in tomorrow when the youth are taking over On The Count Radio. It's the latest in our recurring Youth & Criminal Justice. Spread the word.

We wanted to thank all of you who came through for us and sent your donations during the last fund drive. It's because of wonderful supporters that we are able to bring the voices and concerns of directly impacted people.

06/01/2019

ALL MY PEOPLE! Just wanted to let you know that we are NOT on the air this morning. Thank you for all your support during this Spring Fund Drive. We are still in need of WBAI Buddies in our name so please consider supporting our work and keeping our platform going strong by becoming a sustaining member. We are back on regular schedule next week. Until then stay,
ON THE COUNT!

ALL MY PEOPLE! Tune in tomorrow, 10 AM EST on 99.5 FM NYC or wbai.org, when we will be having a discussion with Jason Cl...
05/25/2019
WBAI Radio 99.5FM NYC

ALL MY PEOPLE! Tune in tomorrow, 10 AM EST on 99.5 FM NYC or wbai.org, when we will be having a discussion with Jason Cleaveland. After serving five years in the Missouri DOC in the early 2000s, Jason has served numerous agencies and organizations as a volunteer, mentor, professional anconsultant. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Obodo, a tech consulting firm dedicated to empowering small human service organizations. Jason is a #JLUSA Leading with Conviction Fellow, entrepreneur, teacher and speaker dedicated to creating new opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals. Please continue to call in with your donations during this Spring Fund Drive.

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05/23/2019

Rev. Wendy speaks at the Close Rikers forum.

05/23/2019

Close Rikers Forum

05/23/2019

Close Rikers Bronx Forum.

05/23/2019

Covering the Bronx, NY, Hearing on the Mayor's plan for the Mott Haven community as well as the Close Rikers Island Jail plan. #CLOSErikers

05/22/2019

Shouts to all the people who came out for the #Race4Reentry, Jen Lackard, and Edwin "Motion" Santana for putting together this video.

Shouts to our family of advocates over at Latino Justice, PRLDEF, for always remaining in the forefront of the struggle ...
05/17/2019
Court Orders Expansion of Spanish Language Access in Florida for Upcoming Elections

Shouts to our family of advocates over at Latino Justice, PRLDEF, for always remaining in the forefront of the struggle for the franchise for all people. "Today, Judge Mark Walker, the Chief U.S. District Judge in Northern Florida, issued a court order granting a preliminary injunction requiring Florida’s Secretary of State and the Supervisors of Elections of 32 Florida counties to take further steps to comply with section 4(e) of the Voting Rights Act. The order requires the Secretary of State to ensure that those 32 counties provide official ballots in both Spanish and English, Spanish language election assistance, and Spanish translations of other voting materials for elections beginning with the 2020 presidential primary election."

https://www.latinojustice.org/en/news/court-orders-expansion-spanish-language-access-florida-upcoming-elections

ALL OUR PEOPLE!!! We are back on tomorrow so tune in to our fundraising special, 10 AM on 99.5 FM NYC or wbai.org. Our g...
05/17/2019

ALL OUR PEOPLE!!! We are back on tomorrow so tune in to our fundraising special, 10 AM on 99.5 FM NYC or wbai.org. Our guests will be Huwe Burton, innocent man served 19 years on a wrongful conviction after career Detectives used flawed interrogation techniques that produced unreliable and false confessions. We also will be joined by Jeffrey Mark Deskovic who was also wrongly convicted in 1990 at the age of seventeen and Deskovic successfully sued the authorities responsible and used a substantial portion of the compensation he was awarded to start the Deskovic Foundation. We will be raising funds so please call in with your donations.

https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/about

https://www.innocenceproject.org/bronx-mans-1991-murder-conviction-vacated/

Dear friends,Please file a witness slip in support of HB3056, Employee Background Fairness Act, by Thursday, May 16 at 8...
05/15/2019
Witness Slip

Dear friends,

Please file a witness slip in support of HB3056, Employee Background Fairness Act, by Thursday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m. The House Labor and Commerce Committee will have a subject matter hearing on the Employee Background Fairness Act.

HB3056, Employee Background Fairness Act, creates reasonable standards and practices for the use of criminal records in hiring by limiting when an employer can deny someone because of his or her record. A fact sheet with more information is attached.

HB3056 is an initiative of the Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois (RROCI). RROCI is a coalition of directly impacted community leaders, organizers, and policy advocates from Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Community Renewal Society, and Heartland Alliance.

Instructions for witness slip:

1. Go to this link: http://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create?committeeHearingId=17196&legislationId=0&legislationdocumentid=0

Identification – Fill in your name and contact information

Representation/Firm/Agency – If you do not represent an organization, fill in ‘self’

Position – Check the box next to PROPONENT

Testimony – Check the box next to RECORD OF APPEARANCE ONLY

Check the box agreeing to the ILGA terms of agreement and click the ‘create slip’ box



Thank you for your support!

http://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create?committeeHearingId=17196&legislationId=0&legislationdocumentid=0

Dashboard for the Illinois General Assembly

There's still time for you to come out and support our very own Andre "Imani" Ward, Associate Producer and Co-host.
05/15/2019

There's still time for you to come out and support our very own Andre "Imani" Ward, Associate Producer and Co-host.

Event: Next Saturday, May 18, is the second annual Youth Action Council "Balling for Change" basketball tournament! Join...
05/15/2019

Event: Next Saturday, May 18, is the second annual Youth Action Council "Balling for Change" basketball tournament! Join us from 12pm to 4pm at St. Francis College gym in Brooklyn. https://t.co/hnmu2fq48V to learn more and register! https://t.co/0KLI7DCRJ3

Victory for our Advocacy community as our efforts made Governor Cuomo sign this historic struggle into law in NYS. Domes...
05/15/2019
Governor Cuomo Signs Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act

Victory for our Advocacy community as our efforts made Governor Cuomo sign this historic struggle into law in NYS. Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act.

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-domestic-violence-survivors-justice-act

Governor Cuomo signs the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (S.1077/ A.3974), a bill that codifies more meaningful sentence reductions for domestic abuse survivors in the criminal justice system and a key initiative in the Governor's 2019 Women's Justice Agenda.

05/13/2019

Bronx Community Forum on the #CLOSErikers campaign.

05/12/2019

On this day On The Count Radio sends love to all the mothers found inside the jails and prisons across this nation. We send you healing energy and love and look forward to your release. Our hearts go out to all the mothers suffering the pain of having their children incarcerated - we are with you. Lastly, we want to thank all the mothers who always make up the majority of the women on those visit floors supporting their incarcerated children and other family members. You are appreciated. Men, learn from their example! #FreeHer #FreeTheMothers #AMothersLove

05/11/2019

Jen Lackard #Race4Reentry

05/11/2019

#AndreImaniWard

https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-district-attorney?akid=233781.31945900.9PX0BV&cohort=1&rd=1&source=mo&t=6
05/10/2019
Sign the petition: Tell District Attorney Elton Mathis: Re-Open Sandra Bland's Case

https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-district-attorney?akid=233781.31945900.9PX0BV&cohort=1&rd=1&source=mo&t=6

I just signed a petition to District Attorney Elton Mathis: We are joining Sandra's family in demanding that you take criminal charges against Brian Encinia holding him accountable for his violent assault on Sandra Bland before a grand jury. You have the power to finally bring justice to Sandra Blan...

ALL OUR PEOPLE!!! Tune in this Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 10 AM as we will continue our fund raising efforts to help the...
05/09/2019

ALL OUR PEOPLE!!! Tune in this Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 10 AM as we will continue our fund raising efforts to help the station. This week our very own Co-host and Associate Producer, Andre "Imani" Ward will be serving as a guest talking about his new book: "A Guide to Right Thinking for Reentry." Andre "Imani" Ward is a social worker, an adjunct professor, advocate, motivational speaker and life skills coach and still makes tome to volunteer as a producer and co-host of this radio show. It's going to be a great segment so please tune-in, spread the word and call in with your donations. This work that we do is a labor of love but in order to continue producing quality advocacy for justice radio, we need your support.

ALL OUR PEOPLE! Please join us tomorrow as we play our part in raising well needed funds for the station. Our guest will...
05/04/2019

ALL OUR PEOPLE! Please join us tomorrow as we play our part in raising well needed funds for the station. Our guest will be Donna Hylton and we will be talking with her about her book, "A Little Piece of Light," and her work. Tune in at 10 AM to 99.5 FM NYC or wbai.org. Please call in and donate whatever you can to help the only Free Speech radio station Left.

All my people! Tune in this Saturday (99.5 FM NYC or www.wbai.org, at 10 AM EST) as we commemorate the life and times of...
04/25/2019

All my people! Tune in this Saturday (99.5 FM NYC or www.wbai.org, at 10 AM EST) as we commemorate the life and times of the late Dr. Garry A. Mendez Jr. – educator, criminal justice reform advocate, mentor and leader.

Dr. Garry Mendez, Jr. was an author, public scholar and community activist who has been addressing the issues confronting African-American families and communities using culture and value-based leadership for over 40 years. Prior to founding The National Trust for the Development of African American Men, Dr. Mendez was a National Institute of Justice Fellow and developed the Crime Prevention programs for the National Urban League. Here from the many people whose lives were transformed by Garry inside and outside of prison. You don’t want to miss this! Call in and share your thoughts about Garry’s impact on your life. The number to call will be provided throughout the segment.

04/20/2019

Criminal "Justice" "Reform."

04/20/2019

Criminal Justice Pre-trial Reform in NYS.

ALL OUR PEOPLE! Tune tomorrow for an awesome conversation around criminal Justice reform with experts in the field. Turn...
04/20/2019

ALL OUR PEOPLE! Tune tomorrow for an awesome conversation around criminal Justice reform with experts in the field. Turn your digital dial to @WBAI Radio 99.5 FM NYC or wbai.org.

ALL OUR PEOPLE!! Join us tomorrow at 10 AM when we will be having an update discussion around Parole Release considerati...
04/05/2019
Parole Prep NY | Staff & Boards

ALL OUR PEOPLE!! Join us tomorrow at 10 AM when we will be having an update discussion around Parole Release consideration from NYS prisons. This week there was an action, "A Rally for Parole Justice," done in front of Governor Cuomo's NYC office and we will have some of the organizers join us. Our guests will include: Jose Saldana, RAPP Campaign Organizer, Laura Whitehorn, Activist and RAPP Organizer, and Anthony Dixon is the Parole Preparation Project’s new Director of Community Engagement. Tune in and please share.

https://www.paroleprepny.org/copy-2-of-new-page

http://rappcampaign.com/

Executive Director Michelle Lewin is an attorney in New York State and a graduate of CUNY School of Law. Born and raised in Atlanta, Michelle has been active in anti-incarceration work since 2005. Prior to law school, she worked for the Fortune Society in their Alternatives to Incarceration program...

ALL OUR PEOPLE! Tune in tomorrow (99.5 FM NYC or wbai.org, 10 AM) when as we continue in our Women's History Month speci...
03/29/2019
WBAI Radio 99.5FM NYC

ALL OUR PEOPLE! Tune in tomorrow (99.5 FM NYC or wbai.org, 10 AM) when as we continue in our Women's History Month specials by and for our Queen Sister Leaders in the struggle. Yolanda and Rusti have an awesome program planned and their in studio guest will be Chery "Missy" Wilkins, Sharon White and Anisha. They will be talking about their plans to transform Bayview Women's Prison in NYC into an Interational Women's Center and will bring on over the phone some of the grassroots organizers working together to make this happen.

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ALL OUR PEOPLE! Tune in tomorrow at 10 am (99.5 FM NYC or on wbai.org) when Soffyah Elijah will be doing her Aliance of ...
03/23/2019
WBAI Radio 99.5FM NYC

ALL OUR PEOPLE! Tune in tomorrow at 10 am (99.5 FM NYC or on wbai.org) when Soffyah Elijah will be doing her Aliance of Families for Justice Quarterly Update - in full. Thanks for all your support.

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In case you weren't able to make it to Columbia University for this awesome conference, we wanted to share the live stre...
03/21/2019
livestream - from A Night of Culture - Beyond the Bars 2019 "Until She's Free"

In case you weren't able to make it to Columbia University for this awesome conference, we wanted to share the live stream links so you can see all the wonderful pioneering work being done. Shouts to Kathy Boudin, Cheryl "Missy" Wilkins, Yolanda Peterkin, Cameron, all the Fellos, and volunteers who made this possible. #UntilShesFree #BeyondTheBars

https://livestream.com/CenterforJusticeatCU/events/8592330/videos/188416580

https://livestream.com/CenterforJusticeatCU/events/8593120

https://livestream.com/CenterforJusticeatCU/events/8594183

https://livestream.com/CenterforJusticeatCU/events/8594338

https://livestream.com/CenterforJusticeatCU/events/8594429

https://livestream.com/CenterforJusticeatCU/events/8594538

A Night of Culture - Beyond the Bars 2019 "Until She's Free" by Center for Justice at Columbia University on Livestream - Livestream.com

ALL OUR PEOPLE! TODO NUESTRA GENTE! Tune in this Saturday for our Alliance of Families for Justice Quarterly Update. Sof...
03/15/2019
Alliance of Families for Justice

ALL OUR PEOPLE! TODO NUESTRA GENTE! Tune in this Saturday for our Alliance of Families for Justice Quarterly Update. Soffiyah Elijah will be hosting and providing us an update on her ground breaking work. She has guests (who only go by first names, kind of like Prince) who will continue in our honoring our women: Marilyn, Barbara, and Lonnie L. #FreeHer #WomensHistoryMonth

https://afj-ny.org

This is the website for Alliance of Families for Justice. We support, empower, and mobilize families of incarcerated people and people with criminal records to catalyze systemic change.

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