On The Count: The Prison and Criminal Justice Report

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

"ICE is Leaving Immigrants to Die in Detention, and Retaliating When They Speak Out""The spread of COVID-19 to immigrant...
06/30/2020
ICE is Leaving Immigrants to Die in Detention, and Retaliating When They Speak Out - CounterPunch.org

"ICE is Leaving Immigrants to Die in Detention, and Retaliating When They Speak Out"

"The spread of COVID-19 to immigrant detention facilities poses a mortal danger to everyone who is unjustly detained. For months now advocates, organizers and those detained have urged elected officials and governmental agencies to take affirmative steps to prevent needless deaths and suffering inside immigrant detention facilities..."

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/06/30/ice-is-leaving-immigrants-to-die-in-detention-and-retaliating-when-they-speak-out/#gsc.tab=0

The spread of COVID-19 to immigrant detention facilities poses a mortal danger to everyone who is unjustly detained. For months now advocates, organizers and those detained have urged elected officials and governmental agencies to take affirmative steps to prevent needless deaths and suffering insid...

06/30/2020

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Courage & Transformation: Voting Rights

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 2:00PM EST

As one of LatinoJustice PRLDEF’s champions, we invite you to hear from members of the LatinoJustice staff about how Latinxs are faring as a global pandemic collides with a burgeoning movement to end systemic abuses against communities of color.

Join us for our virtual briefing series on the work of LatinoJustice during one of the most difficult crises in our lifetime. RSVP here.

Register today for our July Courage & Transformation series to learn how LatinoJustice leaders are defending Latino voting rights ahead of the 2020 Presidential elections, fighting for Latino economic justice in the midst of a pandemic, and pushing for a monumental shift in how we carry out law enforcement.

RSVP for the first installment of our virtual event series here by July 7th. Questions? Email [email protected].

ALL OUR PEOPLE! NUESTRA GENTE! MI PUEBLO! Ending racism as we know it is but one of the many injustices we will end - to...
06/25/2020
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ALL OUR PEOPLE! NUESTRA GENTE! MI PUEBLO! Ending racism as we know it is but one of the many injustices we will end - together. Please join these awesome Freedom Fighters in our struggle to dismantle racism in our community - especially the "Latinx," "Latina/o," "Hispanic," "Latinoamericano," or if you rather your National country of origin as a social / cultural identifier. Whatever the Label, just because One may not identify with a socially constructed Label, Racism and all it's minions still exists and needs to be eradicated! Period! On The Count has always been a platform where ALL injustices against ALL people have been and are unacceptable! Please join us in supporting this work, watch the Fb panel and together let's be "realistic and do the impossible." - El Che.

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home SEE MORE >> WORKING TO ENSURE ACCESS AND JUSTICE FOR LATINXS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS Leading the fight against a broken, racialized criminal justice system PROVIDING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES TO ENSURE #LATINOSCOUNT IN THE 2020 CENSUS Organizing Latino communities to ensure Voting Rights Act...

Humanitarian! Community! Redemption! Values that come to mind when learning ab the 14+ yrs work that John Mandala & Brea...
06/17/2020
About Us - Breathing Space Florida

Humanitarian! Community! Redemption! Values that come to mind when learning ab the 14+ yrs work that John Mandala & Breathing Space Florida do. Breathing Space New York was founded & run by Ray Rios, John Mandala met him in prison. When he got out, Ray bought 35 acres & came up with breathing space as a name, because 'Everyone Needs Breathing Space'. The program helps the formerly incarcerated & homeless reintegrate into society.- http://breathingspacefl.org/about/
From providing expert Re-entry/Reintegration services to those in need, feeding people (partnering with Nikos Cuisine providing food during COVID crisis,https://nikoscuisine.com/ ), to Environmentalist & "River Saver." Breathing Space are saving Indian River Lagoon, Melbourne, Fl. "Working with the government and local officials, community groups and institutions to keep the waters clear and take care of the lagoon; is just a natural next step. In order to have breathing spaces we must all tend to our natural environment. John has been offered the wood he needs to fix the dock which is directly across from the church. It leads into the Indian River Lagoon. It gives people access to that waterway and a chance to enjoy the natural beauty there." Join John & Breathing Space #SaveOurRiver #SaveIndianRiverLagoon

Breathing Space Florida aspires to convey that: “Words have power. ‘Convicted’, ‘ex-con,’ ‘offender,’ ‘prisoner,’ ‘predator,’ and ‘murderer’ are all words…

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06/10/2020
Major Strategy Change—And New Urgency—For Startup’s Background Checks Of Ex-Offenders

https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.forbes.com/sites/annefield/2020/06/09/major-strategy-change-and-new-urgency-for-startups-background-checks-of-ex-offenders/amp/

The turmoil of Covid-19 and high unemployment convinced R3 Score to pivot. Current Black Lives Matter protests, as well as the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on African Americans, has shined a harsh spotlight on racial inequities, making the platform’s goals especially urgent.

06/08/2020
Post Traumatic Prison Disorder Shawanna W76337 | Silent Cry Town Hall Hosted by The Confined Arts

"Post Traumatic Prison Disorder" is real. Those of us who experienced incarceration know that there is a direct positive correlation between that (non-surviveable traumatic/daily/constant retraumatization) incareration and Adverce Childhood Experience (ACE). Eddie Ellis and Larry "Luqman" White taught us this 40 years ago and we called it: "Crime Generative Factors." The first time I heard the term, "one size does not fit all" was in the Non-Traditional Approach" study they produced. Listening to these powerful Sisters and Brothers in this video showed me how we enter into immortality - our love continues. Eddie Ellis PRESENTE!!!

Please watch, share and play your part in supporting this healing work. Because as was said, "if you [anyone] are with us unfaithful, you are doing terrible damage." If WE, all of us, are not in the hoalistic healing work, then we are "doing" damage; damage to ourselves, our loved ones, our community, our movement. If WE are not part of the healing process and WE are in this work and/or experience, especially if one is directly impacted; if trauma-informed healing is not part of the process then we just might be part of the "Trauma Pimping game." Are we "Trauma Pimps?" Pimping our people's pain and capitalizing off it??? At this stage with so many decades of this, WE really are either part of the problem, or the solution. Chose and Move! Move with or our of the way!

#DrainTheBathtub #Abolition
#RepairOrRepeat
#PurposeOutOfPain
#TimeToHeal

https://youtu.be/yfjAhtlSW_Y

THE BILL Post Traumatic Prison Disorder Shawanna W76337 is a bill Created by Silent Cry Founder Shawanna Vaughn, to amend the correction law, to address Post...

06/08/2020
Post Traumatic Prison Disorder Shawanna W76337 | Silent Cry Town Hall Hosted by The Confined Arts

Self-care,. Hoalistic healing. Mental health treatment. Trauma-Informed-Care. A loving and accepting community. Values we can share. There are so many people suffering in silence, especially those in jail li a n prisons. We can make the changes we need while making / creating a more humane world which includes our incarcerated community.
#SilentCry #PurposeOutofPain. #Take

https://youtu.be/yfjAhtlSW_Y

https://youtu.be/yfjAhtlSW_Y

THE BILL Post Traumatic Prison Disorder Shawanna W76337 is a bill Created by Silent Cry Founder Shawanna Vaughn, to amend the correction law, to address Post...

ALL OUR PEOPLE! TODO MI GENTE! NUESTRO PUEBLO!  Of you have announcements about upcoming events events (criminal and soc...
06/05/2020

ALL OUR PEOPLE! TODO MI GENTE! NUESTRO PUEBLO! Of you have announcements about upcoming events events (criminal and social justice events), town halls etc, please send it to us on our social media pages or email: [email protected] so we can announce what you are doing so we can announce it on our/your radio show; ON THE COUNT. Tune in every this Saturday, 10 AM. Spread the word and stay, On The Count.
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Wanted to share:"Across the country yesterday, cops brutally beat people standing up for justice.Buildings burned.Kellie...
05/30/2020
Justice for Big Floyd

Wanted to share:
"Across the country yesterday, cops brutally beat people standing up for justice.

Buildings burned.

Kellie Chauvin – wife of the murderer Officer Derek Chauvin – announced she is divorcing him and standing with the movement.

Minneapolis police – walking past several white reporters – arrested CNN’s Omar Jimenez, a Black man, while he was on air.

Our country is at a boiling point over the crisis of racism and police brutality..."

https://www.justiceforbigfloyd.com/

George Floyd was a peace activist and respected community leader. He was far from his home in Houston when he was murdered in broad daylight by Minneapolis police.  Sign the Petition CALL 612-324-4499  George Floyd, known as Floyd, or Big Floyd, by friends and family, was in Minneapolis on busines...

The #SayTheirNames Funeral Procession aims to pay respect to all those who have needlessly passed away due to government...
05/16/2020

The #SayTheirNames Funeral Procession aims to pay respect to all those who have needlessly passed away due to government inaction and demand the governor and state officials act before more people die. We demand that people are released and conditions are improved immediately. Many who remain incarcerated are there for drug offenses, elderly, sickly, and due for release within a year.

Register Here: https://bit.ly/SayTheirNamesRally
The #SayTheirNames Funeral Procession

Questions? Contact Crystal at [email protected]

05/16/2020

ALL OUR PEOPLE! Tune-in tomorrow for a discussion on violence and economic recovery.

Our guests include Danielle Sered and Andrea Batista.

Danielle Sered is Executive Director of Common Justice, and she will sharing her expertise on violence without prisons.

Andrea Batista Schlesinger who works with HR&A Advisors, a consulting firm that works to improve economic opportunity, quality of life and the built environment for people in urban communitie, will discuss an article she recently wrote. She shares in the article how advocates can succeed in shaping economic recovery to reduce COVID-19.

The Deadly Spread Of Coronavirus Is Hitting Women's PrisonsBy Melissa Jeltsen - May 13 2020"When Andrea Circle Bear, a h...
05/14/2020
The Deadly Spread Of Coronavirus Is Hitting Women's Prisons

The Deadly Spread Of Coronavirus Is Hitting Women's Prisons

By Melissa Jeltsen - May 13 2020

"When Andrea Circle Bear, a heavily pregnant 30-year-old from South Dakota, was sentenced to 26 months in prison for a drug-related offense, the prosecutor held her up as an example. “Don’t let yourself or your property get mixed up in the world of illegal drugs,” the U.S. attorney involved in the case warned in a press release. “It ends badly.”

For Circle Bear, the prison stint was ultimately a death sentence. Eleven days after arriving at a federal prison in Texas, she was transported to a hospital with a dry cough and fever. Her grandmother, Clara LeBeau, said Circle Bear called her from her hospital bed, sounding confused and afraid."

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/incarcerated-women-left-behind-during-coronavirus-pandemic_n_5ebaf3e2c5b63253efcb3857

"Of course we are frightened," one woman told HuffPost. "I do not want to die in a disease infested cage."

COVID-19, Decarceration and Electronic MonitoringMay 13, 2020 - by James Kilgore."Over the past several years, our#NoDig...
05/14/2020
COVID-19, Decarceration and Electronic Monitoring

COVID-19, Decarceration and Electronic Monitoring
May 13, 2020 - by James Kilgore.

"Over the past several years, our#NoDigitalPrisons campaign has focused on opposing the adoption of what people call ankle bracelets but what we refer to as “ankle shackles.” We view them as harbingers of the expansion of e-carceration — the use of technology to deprive people of their liberty. Today, in a metaphor for the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of people remain locked in prisons and jails while the virus and carceral authorities play “Russian Roulette” with their lives. Guards and other prison staff face a similar, though slightly less, grim fate. As of May 7th, over 2,000 incarcerated people in Ohio prisons had tested positive while 40 people have died. COVID-19 has taken the lives of 42 people captive in Federal prisons with over 350 staff members testing positive. In Cook County Jail in Chicago, seven incarcerated folks have died along with two staff members. At Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, 192 out of 195 people in the prison tested positive. This is an ongoing story that will continue to have fatal consequences ...

We don’t need COVID-19 in our lives like we don’t need prisons and jails. We don’t need ankle shackles like we don’t need unhoused people and “essential” workers dying en masse."

Check out the entire piece here and stay, ON THE COUNT!

https://medium.com/nodigitalprisons/covid-19-decarceration-and-electronic-monitoring-6f9b1e32bc40

by James Kilgore

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05/14/2020

Received this and wanted to share:

"Next week on Wednesday, May 20th, (MY BIRTHDAY!!!) [Hernan Cervante] join me and my brother Steven Pacheco on INSTAGRAM LIVE as we engage in a conversation around “Leadership, Personal Investment, and Networking.”

We will reflect with on our leadership journeys, the investments we’ve made on our selves to get to where we are as directly impacted people, and the importance of networking!

It’s a conversation you don’t want to miss!"

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ALL OUR PEOPLE! Tune-in tonight for our 2 part show. Part one will be on Fines and Fees with the Fines and Fees Justice ...
05/12/2020
WBAI Radio 99.5FM NYC

ALL OUR PEOPLE! Tune-in tonight for our 2 part show. Part one will be on Fines and Fees with the Fines and Fees Justice Center (FFJC). We will be interviewing attorney Katie Adamides who serves as FFJC's New York State director.

Part two will be with Correctional Association of New York. We will be interviewing Tyrell Muhammad, Monitoring Associate and Phillip Miller, Associate Director of Policy. They will talk about COVID-19 in the prisons.

You don't want to miss it. 99.5 FM, NYC or on www.wbai.org

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ALL OUR PEOPLE! Tune-in tomorrow, 10 AM, WBAI 99.5 FM NYC, wbai.org, as we dedicate our segment to "Honoring our Women &...
05/09/2020
WBAI Radio 99.5FM NYC

ALL OUR PEOPLE! Tune-in tomorrow, 10 AM, WBAI 99.5 FM NYC, wbai.org, as we dedicate our segment to "Honoring our Women & Mothers." Our guests include: Cheryl "Missy" Wilkins, Columbua University, Serena Liguor, New Hour for Women and Children—Long Island, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting women and children impacted by incarceration, and Rev. Sharon White-Harrigan, LMSW. Sharon White-Harrigan is Sharon, Executive Director of WCJA-BEYONDrosies2020, a campaign aimed at closing the women’s jail on Rikers Island, NYC, and ensuring that incarcerated women receive the needs and services they deserve.

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MEDIA ADVISORYContact: Dave George, ddgeorge23@gmail.com, 631-885-3565In Wake of More New COVID Prison Deaths, Advocates...
05/07/2020
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In Wake of More New COVID Prison Deaths, Advocates Hold Two Day Vigil Outside Fishkill Correctional Facility and Prison’s Burial Grounds To Mourn Incarcerated People Lost to COVID-19 And Call for Gov. Cuomo to Grant Mass Clemencies



The Groups Will Uplift the Message: Prisons + COVID-19 = Death

and Call for the Immediate Release of Vulnerable New Yorkers in Prison



WHEN: Thursday, May 7 at 3pm



WHERE: Outside Fishkill Correctional Facility, which has more COVID cases than any other state prison in New York, and next to the prison’s burial grounds, where people who have died while incarcerated across the state are buried. The virtual press conference will be available for press and the public through Zoom: https://bit.ly/FishkillVigil



WHO: Formerly incarcerated people, family members of incarcerated people, community leaders, faith leaders, and criminal justice advocates from the Release Aging People in Prison Campaign, Parole Preparation Beacon Prison Action Coalitionand other groups.



WHAT: A coalition of advocates and community members will host a socially-distanced demonstration, car caravan, virtual press conference, and two-day vigil outside Fishkill Correctional Facility to honor the lives of those we have lost to COVID-19 behind bars and call on Governor Cuomo to grand immediate clemencies to incarcerated New Yorkers vulnerable to COVID-19. The press conference will feature speakers impacted by Fishkill and other state prisons, especially those which house high numbers of older and pregnant people, and others who are vulnerable to COVID-19.



SCHEDULE:

Thursday, May 7

2-3: Car Caravan

3-4: Press Conference, accessible via Zoom: https://bit.ly/FishkillVigil

4-6: Graveside Vigil

Friday, May 8

9am-6pm: Graveside Vigil



Background: On March 30, Juan Mosquero died in isolation at Sing Sing Correctional Facility--he was the first incarcerated person to die in New York State prisons with COVID-19. Since Mr. Mosquero’s death, at least fourteen other New Yorkers incarcerated in the state prison system have died with the virus. To date, at least 415 incarcerated people and 1143 staff in the state prison system have tested positive for the virus. Fishkill Correctional Facilities has more COVID infections and COVID deaths than any other prison in New York State--94 incarcerated people have contracted the virus and 5 have died. Incarcerated people and their family members report that Fishkill is isolating people with COVID symptoms in solitary confinement units that amount to torture, don’t supply incarcerated people with proper personal protective equipment, and have even run out of food.



Despite calls from advocates, attorneys, family members of people in prison, public health experts, Members of Congress, district attorneys and philanthropists, and high profile celebrities for the state to release large numbers of people from prison in response to the virus, the Governor has yet to issue a single clemency since the pandemic began. New York State’s prison system has identified a small number of incarcerated older people within 90 days of the end of their sentence for early release, as well as a small group of pregnant people convicted of nonviolent offenses within six months of their release date. Advocates opposed these measures, saying they don’t go nearly far enough.

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I am somewhat disappointed with the Broadcast, ,I thought people who have been though the prison system, would put it straight, ,,but I support you in the enforcement of the Go long periods to afford most of the poverty-stricken and Working poor check or programs or organizations. It is sad to see us after 400 yrs of plus of go along to get along Negro syndrome, ,,I'm not sure if yall relizes the government is in charge, ,,,And he who pays you own you. ...And by all the names of the Programs, organizations,CBO ,,who depending on the funds to continue to be the go long negros plan for our destruction, ,, Question : Why does Black people who have a spending power of any nation in the world, , We need programs and jobs, ,,,Not Empowering the Community, but feeding ourselves into the Government, ,for a program or paycheck, ,,,We still in Slavery, ,they use a different kind of mechanism, ,to put it back in place. ..Forever, ,,,,,See you after Election, ,we give support to those, who do not support us after all is said and done. .. Welcome to the real world. ...Rape, robbery murdering is their past, ,what makes you think Anything has changed, ,,,How many people must die, ,before greed and lies, ,to go along to get along Negro syndrome. ..."Now let's talk about usurpers ", ....
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Good job by King Downing. Great show
Please report on your Feb. 2 program about the humanitarian crisis at the Metropolitan Detention Center. Inmates have had no heat, hot water, or electricity for over a week.
Please cover on the 2/2 show the horrific conditions at the Metropolitan Detention Center where inmates have suffered with no heat or hot water since at least Jan. 27 and maybe since Jan. 21--some of the coldest days in years!!! Freezing in their cells, without proper warm clothing or extra blankets, with no hot water, with no electricity!!! Not moved to an empty, heated facility less than a block away, locked down!!! THIS right in the center of NYC!!! Please find relatives and attorneys and even MDC prisoners who can talk about this and let us find ways make sure the prisoners needs are provided--with heat, hot water, hot healthy food, and contact with their families and attorneys (who had not been able to reach them for a week!!! Thanks for all your good work!!!!
Please take action..........
I am listening to the last show. Larry Mamiya was an 11 out of 10 to all those he touched. I so wanted to call in but I was unavailable. God bless everyone...Mr D....Hello Imani!
Thank you to On the Count and Donna Hylton for allowing me to be on the show this morning to speak on the First Step Act - and other things affecting our brothers and sisters - Looking forward to a return visit soon! Peace and Blessings !
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