Ben Straight, lawyer & instructor of legal studies at Kaplan University, devoted one of his “Tampa Professor” podcast episodes to our Ban the Box Campaign.
LSPC Policy Director Endria Richardson discusses Prop 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) and how it will affect formerly incarcerated people and communities of color in Oakland, especially in terms of policing as well as access to business permits to open dispensaries.
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Endria’s segment begins: 37:40
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On September 9, 2016, hundreds of formerly incarcerated people, their families and their supporters came together in Oakland, California, for the first ever Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People and Families National Conference ” a weekend of networking, organizing and activism. Today, we ll bring you sound from one of the many powerful panels at that historic conference, on the “Ban the Box” movement.
Prison rights and family advocates are urging Governor Jerry Brown to sign a bill protecting the rights of jail inmates to have in-person visits with their families. The measure bucks a trend of jails moving toward video visits, especially in counties that have built new jails, often without visiting rooms. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.
Just days after the successful conclusion of the 1st National Conference of the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Families Movement in Oakland, CA, LSPC Program Manager & FICPFM Leadership Council Member manuel la fontaine has an early-morning conversation with Jan Miyasaki of WORT radio (Madison, WI) and EXPO organizer & National Conference attendee Jerome Dillard.
“A skeleton crew of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors convened a Public Protection Committee hearing today to discuss the proposed multi-million dollar expansion of the Alameda County jail. The Sheriff’s Office says the project will update the jail’s security network, expand mental and medical healthcare services, and make the jail more accessible for disabled people. But activists say the expansion is unnecessary and ignores the community’s desire for local mental health services. Pacifica’s Sarah Coduto reports.”
In this KPFA 94.1 FM – Berkeley story, LSPC staff attorney Eve DeLair advocates for investment of mental health services & housing outside of Santa Rita Jail. #CareNotCages
Social Activist & Professor Dr. Cornel West recognized LSPC Executive Director Dorsey None & All of Us or None during the “Concert for Bernie”–a rally for Presidental Candidate Bernie Sanders–at Crissy Field in San Francisco on June 6, 2016.
We are proud that LSPC / AOUON’s work has reached a national audience: not only has President Obama made “Ban the Box” a key piece of his “Roadmap to Reentry” strategy, but during the current presidential campaign many candidates, including Sen. Sanders, Former Secretary Hillary Clinton, & Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, specifically included “Ban the Box” in their Social Justice campaign platforms.
LSPC / AOUON will continue to press the President–current & future–to order all federal contractors to Ban the Box, opening up access to 100,000’s of jobs across America.
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