Introducing: Written Off
Life Jolt
by CBC Podcasts
1y ago
“Untitled.” Written by Jimmy Wu. Performed by Randall Park. Jimmy runs the organization that saved his life years ago when he was a youth who felt lost in the system: InsideOUT Writers. Today, he’s confronting the pain and effects of his incarceration while still managing to set an example for his InsideOUT Writers family. “If I was never introduced to this outlet through writing, I wouldn’t be here.” - Jimmy Wu. More episodes are available at http://link.chtbl.com/writtenoff ..read more
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Introducing: Ear Hustle
Life Jolt
by CBC Podcasts
1y ago
Leslie has served more time in prison than anyone ever interviewed on Ear Hustle: over half a century, for a crime committed when she was 19. Four times, the parole board has deemed her fit for release. Each time, California’s governor denied it. What does it mean to live a meaningful life when nearly all of it is spent behind bars? More episodes of Ear Hustle are available at https://www.earhustlesq.com/listen ..read more
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Introducing: Ideas from the Trenches: The Resilience of Incarcerated Women
Life Jolt
by CBC Podcasts
1y ago
Ideas with Nahlah Ayed is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. No topic is off-limits. In this episode, you’ll hear from PhD student Rachel Fayter who was incarcerated for more than three years. She draws from her experience and the relationships she formed in jail to inform her ‘groundbreaking’ research into the resilience of criminalized women. More episodes of Ideas are available at smarturl.it/cbcideas ..read more
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Episode 9: Legacy
Life Jolt
by CBC Podcasts
1y ago
Prison isn’t just painful for the person sent away. Rosemary left four children behind when she was locked up. She sits down with her two oldest twins for a difficult conversation about what her incarceration and absence was like for them. They talk about the challenges of being together after Rosemary’s release and learning to trust that she wasn’t going to leave them again ..read more
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Episode 8 : Surviving the Hole
Life Jolt
by CBC Podcasts
1y ago
The hole, the shoe, segregation. Whatever you call it, many human rights advocates consider solitary confinement a form of torture. Rosemary recounts her experience in solitary – what she describes as the most difficult moments of her life, and how the experience haunts her to this day ..read more
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Episode 7: The After Times, Part Two: Hard Truths
Life Jolt
by CBC Podcasts
1y ago
Hard reality begins to set in for Diana as her home life starts to crumble. Mary’s hopes for freedom are derailed by her struggles with addiction ..read more
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Episode 6: The After Times, Part One: Starting Over
Life Jolt
by CBC Podcasts
2y ago
Surviving a prison sentence is only half the battle. Getting out - and staying out - can be just as tough. Emily was a successful entrepreneur before she became a drug mule. Now that she’s out, she’s ready to start over with a new prison-inspired venture, but first she has to tackle her relationships with drugs, alcohol and men. Diana faces the challenge of healing her marriage and her family ..read more
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Episode 5: Indigenous on the Inside
Life Jolt
by CBC Podcasts
2y ago
Indigenous people account for five percent of Canada’s population, yet indigenous inmates make up 30 percent of the country’s federal prison system. For indigenous women, the number jumps up 42%. We share the stories of Chance and Alison, whose experiences illustrate how decades of intergenerational trauma lead women to prison. And how for indigenous offenders, finding a connection to their heritage is what may ultimately set them free ..read more
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Episode 4: Parenting from the Pen
Life Jolt
by CBC Podcasts
2y ago
Prison can be especially difficult for mothers. They struggle with separation and guilt as their kids are raised by grandparents, partners, exes or worse - by strangers. Melissa was staring down a three-year sentence with a baby only weeks away. She thought the child welfare system was her only option until she learned about a program that allows mothers to raise their children in prison ..read more
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Episode 3: The Loop
Life Jolt
by CBC Podcasts
2y ago
For repeat offenders like Mary, the criminal justice system can feel like a never-ending loop. It’s a cycle of crime and incarceration rooted in poverty, addiction and trauma. Mary learns how prison can feel inevitable when small mistakes carry enormous consequences ..read more
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