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Welcome to the Reimagining Prison Podcast. Host Sam Dye will be interviewing thought leaders in the field of Corrections to get their thoughts on what it would mean to reimagine prison in America. Join us as we explore making safer communities inside and out.

Prison Fellowship is a Christian non-profit organization that aims to restore those affected by crime and incarceration by helping men and women in prison achieve holistic life transformation and emerge as productive citizens.

For more information contact reimaginingprisonpodcast@pfm.org

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to the Reimagining Prison Podcast. Host Sam Dye will be interviewing thought leaders in the field of Corrections to get their thoughts on what it would mean to reimagine prison in America. Join us as we explore making safer communities inside and out.

Prison Fellowship is a Christian non-profit organization that aims to restore those affected by crime and incarceration by helping men and women in prison achieve holistic life transformation and emerge as productive citizens.

For more information contact reimaginingprisonpodcast@pfm.org

    Reimagining Prison - 79 - Chris Hendry

    Reimagining Prison - 79 - Chris Hendry

    In this final episode, Sam concludes the Reimagining Prison Podcast, sitting down with Chris Hendry who will be replacing Sam as the National Director of the Warden Exchange program at Prison Fellowship upon Sam's retirement in September.

    In this unique episode, you'll hear more about Sam's story and how corrections has changed since he started working with the incarcerated population in 2000. You'll also have the opportunity to hear more about Chris Hendry and the vision for the Warden Exchange.

    Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange

    To reach out with any feedback, contact reimaginingprisonpodcast@pfm.org

    music by Podington Bear under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Grit/Blammo)

    • 37 min
    Reimagining Prison - 78 - Will Riddle & Vanessa Franklin

    Reimagining Prison - 78 - Will Riddle & Vanessa Franklin

    Continuing his series of conversations with Prison Fellowship staff members, Sam sits down in this episode with Will Riddle and Vanessa Franklin. Will is the Vice President of Church Programs at Prison Fellowship and Vanessa is the National Director of Field Operations. Listen in as they discuss the programs that Prison Fellowship makes available for incarcerated men and women and their families.

    Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange

    To reach out with any feedback or suggestions for future podcast guests, contact reimaginingprisonpodcast@pfm.org

    music by Podington Bear under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Grit/Blammo)

    • 29 min
    Reimagining Prison - 77 - Darryl Brooks

    Reimagining Prison - 77 - Darryl Brooks

    In today's episode, Sam chats with Prison Fellowship Academy Program Director, Darryl Brooks at the Carol Vance unit in Houston, Texas. Listen in to hear about Darryl's personal story of transformation and the work that Prison Fellowship continues to do behind prison walls.

    Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange

    To reach out with any feedback or suggestions for future podcast guests, contact reimaginingprisonpodcast@pfm.org

    music by Podington Bear under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Grit/Blammo)

    • 32 min
    Reimagining Prison - 76 - Vocational Village (revisited)

    Reimagining Prison - 76 - Vocational Village (revisited)

    This episode, we're revisiting Sam's conversation with then Warden Melinda Braman as they walked through Parnell Correctional Center's "Vocational Village." The Vocational Village at Parnell equips incarcerated men for employment opportunities upon their release. After Sam's conversation with Warden Braman, you'll also hear from several participants and staff Sam met on a tour of the facility.

    This episode was originally the second in a four-part series in the state of Michigan. Listen to the four original episodes here:

    Heidi Washington - https://soundcloud.com/prisonfellowship/reimagining-prison-31-heidi-washington

    Vocational Village - https://soundcloud.com/prisonfellowship/reimagining-prison-32-vocational-village

    Muskegon Interviews, Part 1 - https://soundcloud.com/prisonfellowship/reimagining-prison-muskegon-interviews-part-1

    Muskegon Interviews, Part 2 - https://soundcloud.com/prisonfellowship/reimagining-prison-34-muskegon-part-2

    Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange

    To reach out with any feedback or suggestions for future podcast guests, contact reimaginingprisonpodcast@pfm.org

    music by Podington Bear under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Grit/Blammo)

    • 29 min
    Reimagining Prison - 75 - Rick Raemisch (revisited)

    Reimagining Prison - 75 - Rick Raemisch (revisited)

    In this episode, Sam looks back at our very first episode, a conversation with Rick Raemisch. At the time of this episode's original release, Rick was the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, but he has since retired. Listen in as they discuss the importance of humanizing incarcerated men and women to advance their rehabilitation and the health of the community.

    Read Rick's account of his stay in solitary confinement here: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/opinion/my-night-in-solitary.html

    Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange

    To reach out with any feedback or suggestions for future podcast guests, contact reimaginingprisonpodcast@pfm.org

    music by Podington Bear under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Grit/Blammo)

    • 41 min
    Reimagining Prison - 74 - Alex Sanchez

    Reimagining Prison - 74 - Alex Sanchez

    In this episode, Sam chats with Alex Sanchez, the Warden of the IAH Detention Center in Texas. Alex is also an employee of Management and Training Corporation (MTC), a private corrections entity with a transformative philosophy of transformation. Listen in as they discuss the unique challenges of working with immigration cases at the detention center and the significance of MTC's "Believe it or not, I care" philosophy.

    Discover Prison Fellowship's Warden Exchange Program at pfm.org/warden-exchange

    To reach out with any feedback or suggestions for future podcast guests, contact reimaginingprisonpodcast@pfm.org

    music by Podington Bear under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Grit/Blammo)

    • 35 min

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