Prison Fellowship Podcast Asks Listeners to Reimagine Prison
Have you heard the news? Prison Fellowship® has launched its first podcast!
Hosted by Prison Fellowship's Sam Dye, senior vice president of field operations, "Reimagining Prison®" asks us to question our assumptions about the prison system in America and imagine how a safer, more restorative system would look.
"How could we reimagine prison?" Sam asks in the pilot episode. "Could the public's perception of prisons change? Could the experience of prison be improved for those who are incarcerated?"
Born out of the Warden Exchange™, an innovative program of Prison Fellowship that equips wardens to be transformative leaders in their facilities and in the wider corrections community, "Reimagining Prison" is designed to share with a larger audience what Warden Exchange leaders and participants are learning together.
ASKING TOUGH QUESTIONS
Released twice a month, this podcast will ask tough questions about the prison system and prison culture. Episodes will frequently feature Sam's conversations with experts in prison reform.
Sam and his guests will tackle questions like,
- Is administrative segregation (solitary confinement) a necessary evil to protect those who work in a prison environment? (Episode 1)
- What behaviors are appropriate between inmates and correctional officers? Is there room for improvement? (Episode 2)
"This podcast, really, is for anyone who is interested in prisons," says Sam. "Certainly, for those who work in correctional facilities and those who lead them, but also who fund them, and to the community at large."
The podcast is available on our website, as well as SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, and TuneIn.
ABOUT THE WARDEN EXCHANGE
Through a revolutionary and highly interactive nine-month-long program that incorporates weekly live video conferences and three in-person residences, the Warden Exchange convenes wardens from across the country for intensive training in best practices from some of the brightest thought leaders in criminal justice, law, business, and education.
Participants graduate from the program with individualized action plans to bring restorative change to their facilities and fulfill their legacy of building a safer, more constructive, and more rehabilitative correctional environment.