11 episodes

Re-entry and life after prison conversations hosted by Cleveland Bell, CEO of Riverside House, a re-entry facility in Miami, Florida. We support re-entry and encourage others to bloom where they are planted, to share stories of challenges being overcome, and to remind each listener that life is a continual transformation process. You are your future self in the making! Forget your past, forgive yourself, and begin again right now.

The Inside Job - Life After Prison Cleveland Bell

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Re-entry and life after prison conversations hosted by Cleveland Bell, CEO of Riverside House, a re-entry facility in Miami, Florida. We support re-entry and encourage others to bloom where they are planted, to share stories of challenges being overcome, and to remind each listener that life is a continual transformation process. You are your future self in the making! Forget your past, forgive yourself, and begin again right now.

    Celebrate Recovery with Greg Anderson

    Celebrate Recovery with Greg Anderson

    Greg is originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and has been in full-time church-based ministry since 1996 as a small group pastor, most recently at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. He has been involved with SGN from the early days of its launch, and currently serves as the Southeast Regional Representative for the Small Group Network. Greg is currently on staff with The Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Palm Beach County Florida.
    Along with beginning a recovery ministry at his church in South Carolina, He also has served as the National Training Coach for Celebrate Recovery in 2002, southeast regional director in 2003, and eventually became the first National Director for Celebrate Recovery in 2004.

    • 31 min
    Family Anonymous with Freddy

    Family Anonymous with Freddy

    Welcome to Inside Job, a show by offenders for offenders, I am Cleve Bell and I am accompanied today by Freddie.

    Chief Freddie spent 32 years with Miami Fire Rescue. He held every civil service rank, spending his last five years as the Deputy Fire Chief. Chief Freddie’s extensive teaching experience includes training firefighters, police officers and corrections officers. He holds A.S. degrees from Miami Dade College in EMS and Fire Science.
    Since 1999, Chief Freddie has specialized in test preparation courses for entry and promotional level public-safety candidates. He’s facilitated, prepared and assessed hundreds of examinations, conducting seminars and private training sessions for all ranks. Students have been promoted 3 times because of his training.

    • 29 min
    Changing a Life’s Path with Reconcile

    Changing a Life’s Path with Reconcile

    Welcome to Inside Job, a show by offenders for offenders, I am Cleve Bell and I am accompanied today by Reconcile, who is a husband and a fellow living in Miami, where he is committed to renewal, social justice, and youth mentory. Reconcile has a strong connection to Miami Youth for Christ Organization that offers outreach programs for youth and their families.
    In today’s episode, Reconcile is sharing about his mission and his music.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [2:56] Reconcile talks about his youth and upbringing.
    [6:53] Reconcile shares about his first incarceration.
    [9:16] Reconcile remembers the moment where he was led to Christ.
    [10:40] Reconcile talks about the point at which he started dedicating his life to God.
    [12:49] What did Reconcile do when he began to make a change in his life?
    [16:39] How did Reconcile go from where he was to Rice University?
    [17:31] Cleve shares how he got to go to college.
    [18:51] Reconcile shares how his father encouraged him to live differently than he had.
    [23:47] Reconcile chose to play football at Rice University.
    [27:55] Reconcile talks about the amazing relationship he had with his grandparents and all he learned from them.
    [32:08] Reconcile also built a beautiful relationship with his father.
    [34:01] Reconcile shares how he got involved in music.
    [38:22] Reconcile talks about his role now working directly with the Department of Justice.
    [39:27] Reconcile advocates through music to promote social justice.
     
    Learn More About Riverside House:
    Riverside House is a nonprofit, government, and faith community partner. We have been active agents of change and sustained progress in the Miami area for more than three decades, helping tens of thousands walk a straight path into refashioned, sober, and spiritually upright lives as free citizens.
     
    At Riverside House, we provide a critical relief valve during the transition of offenders from confinement to community. Our teams of well-credentialed and committed professionals support each man and woman who enters our doors in their unique, personal path to rehabilitation and recovery.
     
    We are in the business of second chances, and we know that the consideration we extend to those most in need must be holistic in nature. We address the total person — mind, body, and spirit, attuned to the moral and material needs we all share.
     
    “… Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
    Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
     
    To learn more visit riversidehouse.org
     
    Reach out to Riverside House:
    Would you like to be featured on a future episode of Inside Job?
    We would love to hear from you! Please go to riverside house.org, click the media tab then podcast. There you will find an application to submit your request.

    • 41 min
    Celebrating Recovery with Jackie Rose Rodriguez

    Celebrating Recovery with Jackie Rose Rodriguez

    Welcome to Inside job, a show by offenders for offenders, I am Cleve Bell and I am accompanied today by Jackie Rose Rodriguez in today’s episode. Jackie shares her story of survival and resilience, which began in a short and turbulent childhood and progressed into a magnificent transformation, healing, and a life dedicated to serving others.
    Key Takeaways:
    [1:30] Jackie shares about her childhood and upbringing.
    [3:30] How was school for Jackie?
    [5:58] What was the turning point for Jackie?
    [8:04] How are you supposed to learn without role models?
    [8:55] Jackie talks about the most valuable lessons she has learned.
    [13:15] Jackie shares how therapy was helpful for her and her daughter.
    [17:41] What would Jackie say to herself if she showed up in the group she now leads?
    [18:08] What does Jackie think about the Steps and the Biblical principles in her journey?
    [19:35] How valuable does Jackie find sponsors?
    [21:21] What does “the process” mean to Jackie?
    [24:42] As humans we tend to focus on what is wrong and forget that we have small victories throughout the day.
    [28:08] Let God love you.
    [29:45] How did Jackie come to the Faith?
    [34.11] God is giving, loving, and more present than ever.
     
    Learn More About Riverside House:
    Riverside House is a nonprofit, government, and faith community partner. We have been active agents of change and sustained progress in the Miami area for more than three decades, helping tens of thousands walk a straight path into refashioned, sober, and spiritually upright lives as free citizens.
     
    At Riverside House, we provide a critical relief valve during the transition of offenders from confinement to community. Our teams of well-credentialed and committed professionals support each man and woman who enters our doors in their unique, personal path to rehabilitation and recovery.
     
    We are in the business of second chances, and we know that the consideration we extend to those most in need must be holistic in nature. We address the total person — mind, body, and spirit, attuned to the moral and material needs we all share.
     
    "… Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
    Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
     
    To learn more visit riversidehouse.org
     
    Email Jackie Rose Rodriguez at celebraterecovery@miamivineyard.co
    Reach out to Riverside House:
    Would you like to be featured on a future episode of Inside Job?
    We would love to hear from you! Please go to riverside house.org, click the media tab then podcast. There you will find an application to submit your request.
     

    • 37 min
    The Inside Job: Create Your Own Life Masterplan with Chris Wilson

    The Inside Job: Create Your Own Life Masterplan with Chris Wilson

    Welcome to Inside Job, a podcast by offenders for offenders. I am Cleve Bell and I am accompanied today by Chris Wilson, author of the book The Masterplan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose. In this episode, Chris shares about his childhood, the 10 years he was incarcerated, the importance of staying true to his purpose and goals, how he took advantage of every opportunity to transform his life, and how now he dedicates his time to help others to also rediscover their lives and achieve their dreams.
     
    Chris lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where he spends most of his time working for criminal justice reform and creating job opportunities for offenders. He is the owner and founder of the Barclay Investment Corporation, a multi-service social enterprise, specializing in residential and commercial contracting work. Barclay works closely with the local workforce and social service providers to connect unemployed Baltimore City residents with clients who are in need of a number of services. His other business ventures include The House of DaVinci, a high-end furniture restoration and design company, and Master Plan Productions, a social impact content development company.

    • 33 min
    Service as a Central Piece of Recovery with Special Guest, Desmond Meade

    Service as a Central Piece of Recovery with Special Guest, Desmond Meade

    Host Cleveland Bell talks to Desmond Meade, the President and Executive Director of FRRC, about Amendment 4, a grassroots citizen's initiative that restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with past felony convictions. 
    Desmond takes us through his life and into his recovery explaining what eventually lead him to be recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2019!
    We are in the business of second chances. Enjoy the show!

    • 54 min

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