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  • Episode 11: Artie Gonzales - Lessons from a Lifer: a rising humanizer in Hollywood November 3, 2021
    Artie Gonzales went from a life sentence, including 8 straight years at the infamous Pelican Bay super max, to now a member of big Hollywood productions and a rising star in the movement to correct the narrative about people with criminal records through media and entertainment. He is a wonderful testament to what system-impacted people […]
    WDP and The Community
  • Episode 10: Brian Koehn - a warden for 28 years in the private prison industry explains why he is investing his life savings to correct corrections October 27, 2021
    Brian Koehn spent 28 years in the private prison industry with a reputation as a "fixer." But during his career, he become more and more disillusioned with the destructiveness and waste of the system. A presentation at a conference and a subsequent visit to the Scandinavian prison system solidified the trajectory of a 180 degree […]
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  • Episode 9: Dialo Orr - A 100+ year sentence and one of the best humans you will ever meet July 9, 2021
    Dialo Orr has been incarcerated for 25 years on a 100+ year sentence. His journey from angry and lost, to sick and tired, to mighty healer is just one example of the grace and human beauty we neglect and disincentivize in jails in prisons. Chuck is also a prime example of the adage that those […]
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  • Episode 8: Janos Marton, the National Director of Dream Corps JUSTICE, discusses the nuances of reform vs abolition July 1, 2021
    As an experienced civil rights lawyer and long-time humanizer, Janos Marton is an influential and respected leader in safety and justice work nationally. His commentary on the discussion between reform and abolition is an excellent way to better understand the complexity of the issue. But don’t let it be the whole story for you. For […]
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  • Episode 7: David Carlson discusses decarceration efforts in Eau Claire and his new holistic treatment operation We Adapt June 24, 2021
    David Carlson fought in the military, spent time in prison, and has significant experience as a humanizer in the reentry/reform/decarceration work with the ACLU in Eau Claire. His background and experience led to some powerful commentary during our conversation about collaborating across state, his disappointment working with the police to address the system, and his […]
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  • Episode 6: Dawn and Carmen are two shining examples of collaboration in Wisconsin May 27, 2021
    Dawn Barnett of Running Rebels and Carmen Pitre of the Sojourner Truth House are shining examples of the self-awareness, commitment, and power of collaboration. They share fantastic stories and insights about giving up control and sharing the spotlight for the larger purpose that is behind all of our work as humanizers and systems changers.- To […]
    WDP and The Community
  • Episode 5: Dr. Darren Wheelock on why recidivism stats are very misleading or flawed May 20, 2021
    Dr. Darren Wheelock is, among other things, a criminal justice professor at Marquette University who has studied recidivism for a number of years. We spoke about the way this widely accepted barometer of success or failure in criminal justice programs and funding is misleading to say the least. Not only is it defined differently in […]
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  • Episode 4: Daniel Forkkio, the CEO of Represent Justice on the power of correcting the narrative May 13, 2021
    Daniel Forkkio is the CEO of Represent Justice, whose mission is to turn stories into action to change the justice system, while building the capacity of system-impacted communities. Represent Justice started as an impact campaign inspired by the life and legacy of Bryan Stevenson, and launched in December 2019 alongside the Warner Bros. theatrical release […]
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  • Episode 3: Roy Rogers - interview from prison about his successes and insights April 29, 2021
    This week we talk to Roy Rogers. Roy is what’s known as a j-lifer because he was sentenced to life in prison as a juvenile. We talk about his growth, successes, insights, and extreme sincerity as a human being as he approaches release after 28 years in prison. See this for an article he wrote […]
    WDP and The Community
  • Episode 2: Jean Delonget - interview from prison about his success and insights April 22, 2021
    This week we talk to Jean Delonget, who has achieved numerous things while serving a 26 year sentence in the Wisconsin prison system for robbing someone with a BB gun. That’s right, a BB gun. And check out some of his work here:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/QJUkbNywT9b8vkss8- To contact and for more info on The Community: https://sociatap.com/Thecommunity/- For […]
    Shannon Ross
December 2021
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