EPISODE 3: MICHAEL AND ZACH PERRINO & REBECCA FEALK
AFSC-Arizona’s Rebecca Fealk discusses her groundbreaking report on our state’s draconian drug laws and the harm such legislation causes to families, particularly in poor communities and communities of color. And Zach Perrino and his father, Michael—estranged for more than three years while Zach served time in Arizona’s Department of Corrections—have a conversation about addiction, abandonment, and accountability.
EPISODE 2: BRANDON STURDIVANT & JOEL FEINMAN
Pima County Public Defender Joel Feinman tells listeners how elected prosecutors “gave birth to mass incarceration” and why only elected prosecutors “can kill mass incarceration.” And Brandon Sturdivant, the lead organizer of the Mass Liberation Project of People’s Action, discusses how marginalized communities can “co-govern” with elected prosecutors to ensure the system is transformed.
EPISODE 1: DR. GRACE GÁMEZ & JESSE MERRIMAN
In our first episode, Dr. Grace Gámez discusses the genesis of AFSC-AZ’s multimedia storytelling project and her own journey through our system of criminal punishment. And Jesse Merriman, currently a sociology undergrad at the University of Arizona, talks about life as a trans woman in Arizona’s prison system.
Hosted by AFSC-AZ’s Joe Watson, the ReFramingJustice podcast amplifies the voices of people who are formerly incarcerated and directly-impacted by our system of criminal punishment. Recorded in Tucson, the podcast also features discussions with local and national experts on sentencing and drug policy reform, prosecutorial accountability, the challenges of re-entry, and alternatives to mass incarceration.
#ReFramingJustice is produced by formerly incarcerated and directly impacted people–from our social media to graphics and music. Hear more music from Ojalá Systems by following them on Soundcloud. And see ink and other designs from Clyde Hardin by following him on Instagram.
If you want your questions about re-entry, criminal punishment reform, or community activism answered on the podcast, contact our host, or send a direct message to us on Twitter. We’d love to hear from you!