Web radio: Prison nurseries report

Web Radio: May 11 at 9pm

Web Radio: May 11 at 9pm

Next week’s show will be starting at a new time: 9:00 p.m. We choose this time in hopes that more people will be able to listen live and call in.  This Monday, May 11th, Makeba and I will be talking to
Chandra Villanueva, a Policy Associate at the Women’s Prison Association (WPA) and author of WPA’s new report on prison nursery programs. The report, which is a comprehensive look at prison nursery centers across the country, is due out on Monday, a day after Mother’s Day.

We’ll be talking to Villanueva about the results from the report, why it matters, and what it means in terms of new policies and potential effects on the prison system.

We’ll also be joined by Tina Reynolds, founder of Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH), an
association of women who have been empowered by personal experiences to advocate for policy changes that create barriers for women and their families during and after incarceration.

Reynolds herself was formerly incarcerated and gave birth in a prison nursery. We’ll be talking to her about her experience, how WORTH has worked to change public perceptions of incarcerated or formerly incarcerated women, and what this new report means for mothers who have been imprisoned.

This will be an interesting and informative conversation so we hope that you tune in on Monday May 11th at 9:00 p.m.

You can listen online at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/familylifebehindbars or by calling (347) 326-9981. If you have a comment or question during the show (which we hope you do!), press 1 on your phone, and wait to be patched in. Keep in mind that the phone number is a New York number and your phone company will charge you for long distance calling.

As always, we welcome your comments, suggestions for guests and/or topics for future programs so please share those in the comment section below.

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