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"department corrections" Discussed on Behind The Lens
"Public opinion may be shifting a little bit of away from support of executing people in spending state resources in that way. So think about a million of the parishes that that serve produced the you know the highest volume of prisoners said. Don't don't pursue allotted death penalty cases or orleans paraffin dictator and solitary. Confinement is under a little bit more of a microscope in louisiana. What what's going on with some changes to solitary confinement will yeah like i said you know there's been this acknowledgement by the department corrections at it's been overused in the past. There had been kind of Sufficient guidelines in place to limit its use. And so there are some internal policies that have changed in terms of how they administer disciplinary sanctions. And how they you solitary as a response to to learn fractions which in it's still it certainly still being used. I don't wanna get any That they've stopped using it and we've seen in in a few prisons even just this year prisoners going on hunger. Strike for the conditions of confinement after being you know disciplined and they say being held much longer than they. They said they were going to be held in solitary confinement But but there is some some acknowledgment on the department of corrections side that they have been overusing it traditionally last year i believe the legislature there was a law passed that Pregnant women can no longer be solitary confinement except for under extreme circumstances but then another bill this year that would have prevented people with serious mental illness from being held in tolerate that openness So you know they're still still.
"department corrections" Discussed on Behind The Lens
"And and this inability to move or have any sort of physical therapy for his medical condition Exacerbated into this you know there's around seventy people on death row in louisiana right now these issues you know each warm his unique so this went after. This lawsuit was filed in two thousand ten minutes. Seventeen shortly after the louisiana department corrections announced new policies where prisoners on death row. We're going to be let out for four hours a day. And kind of given a given some congregate yard time. Meaning one big area outdoor area where an entire tier would be let out could interact with one another among other things. So so really. The changes started started happening right after the lawsuit. It sounds like the fact that this lawsuit was filed in the first place makes louisiana outlier already. I'm not an expert on on on. What other states. How other states handled their their death. Row prisoners of i. One of the issues in in the lawsuit was the back bed their leisure not disciplinary measures being taken against these businesses. These these are the conditions. They're they're confined to strictly because of of their sentence So that that was one of the challenges in in the sudan. And like i say. I'm not positive how that works in in other states what we do knows that historically louisiana has had the highest rates of solitary confinement in in prison. So you know a two thousand eighteen study found that that about you know somewhere around nineteen percent of prisoners when they when they asked the department for records were in solitary confinement at one time. It in you know in the state prison system Which was about four times. The national average So since then they've definitely started become conscious of this and have started making some efforts to to decrease the use of solitary in the prison system. You know. I think it's kind of i think people are demanding the effectiveness of some of these measures. But definitely this this change on death row Context of reducing news of salt. Okay it sounds like they'd already started you outlined a few of the changes. They'd already made what still needs to happen. You know it's not entirely clear to me. And it's not entirely cleared to attorneys. Who are agreeing to this settlement. What his what is totally done. And what kind of still needs to be done. They're saying that the process was that they would sort of discuss a potential Agreement know some portion of the agreement with the department corrections mandate a the department of corrections would serve start implementing it before the agreement was actually finalized as you know. Was this This week but they're saying a lot of the stuff during kobe has been put on. Hold the i'm not entirely sure..
"department corrections" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Show a day of remembrance as we are literally just minutes away from the 20th anniversary, the historic one of 9 11. Now we do this segment every night on our show called Support our heroes. And tonight, every single one of you are heroes. And I think about especially those folks who are running into the twin towers. Maybe they were running into the Pentagon. Maybe they were there in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. And my heart and my prayers go out to all of the family members who lost loved ones on 9 11 and we've been talking a lot about New York but I also want to bring up The military, the number of veterans and military and active duty who are also involved, particularly on the Pentagon flight, and it's very near and dear and personal to me. Um, just a few days before 9 11. Barbara Olson, who was a really good friend of mine was on that plane that crashed into the Pentagon on 9 11. I had talked to Barbara Soon before 9 11. I had interviewed her many times. I was senior correspondent for Fox News in Washington. She was very well known one of the top conservative consultants and contributors if you will. And I think, 9 11. When I first saw the planes going into the twin towers, I just my gut. It just broke my heart. And when I saw that plane crashed into the Pentagon, and then they put up the picture of Barbara Olson And it was a picture from the interview I had done with her just a few days before it really, really, um just made it so unbelievably real to me and to know that a friend of mine was on that flight and her last few moments she was talking to her husband. Then Solicitor General Ted Olson, who was telling her that the plane was about to crash because they had known what had happened with the two planes in New York, and they knew what was going to happen very shortly to that plane that was then slamming into the Pentagon. And as we talk about supporting our heroes tonight, There were many people also inside the Pentagon. That fateful day who died all told 125 military personnel and civilians were killed in the Pentagon. Along with 64 people, including my friend, Barbara Olson was on board that fateful flight. You know so many emotions as we are now on the 20th anniversary of 9 11, and last night on the show, we had a caller. We get so many beautiful calls from all of you and I love hearing from all of you and we're going to continue with calls in a moment, but there was one caller last night. John, who is a retired F D n Y from the Fire Department, the great Fire Department here in New York and he was so emotional and it really hit with this anniversary is all about some of the anger. Some of the frustration some of the heartbreak that many of us are feeling. I'm feeling it with you, and I wanted to play that call back. This is John, who called us Last night on the show. I served my city as a police officer before the fire department correction opposite I get three jobs for the city of New York. Well, I just retired, and I responded that night. Down to ground zero as they call it. And I'm sitting here looking up Facebook of all my friends that is sick. I was I was dead or five times a Methodist hospital revived. I'm very, very sick from 9 11. I don't know how much I got to live, but I am so disgusted, disgusted of what's going on giving back that country. It's a slap in the face you all heroes here and our heroes over that country in the country that tight I have a friend. My name is John. Silence. I have a friend Don Regan, who died That day was never found. We were probie school make called me. He has 13 Children. He's graduating. Never thought I was blessed to walk my daughter down the aisle and see my grandchildren, But it's just my heart broke broke. What this government do it. They just given out cookie back to them, and we got to both about and I hope to see them boarded up before you ever bears away. Once resting. We would respond again and do this faith things if we ever have to. God forbid. We are that dedicated and our hearts and our souls for this city, you know, country It is unbelievably Emotional to hear from someone like that. And I know so many of you are feeling that tonight. We're taking your calls, because I love hearing from all of you. And our thoughts and prayers are, of course with John. And every great American out there The numbers 1 808 489222. Let's go to dumb in Minnesota. Dom, you're here on this special program. I want to hear your emotions You just heard from John I. It brings tears to my eyes when I think about what he went through and how he feels America is today. You know, I was holding onto my emotions. And just after now humans to go and I heard John it started developed Even after 20 years. I am a teacher by trade have been for the last 35 years. I was in class at eight. A.m.. Process started, and then we heard students rush into my classroom right about Little after 8 45 50. In my class and said that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. Everybody. We drop everything and rush to the cafeteria to wash the second plane hit the South tower. And that's when he kind of knew it started talking all this is not a crash. This is happening intentionally. How sad and we were all looking at each other. They know what to say. And I could see The face. I mean, the the the the horror on the people's faces. All of our students are like, what the heck is going on? So, uh, I decided at that point. You know, um, to do something good about it. And many years later, and I've been making contributions to the Minister Taras Foundation for the last 10 years. Monthly contributions. How beautiful By the way, Dumb. Thank you. Thank you for the call. Um, and thank you for supporting the tunnels. Two Towers Foundation because they are extraordinary. And I remember meeting Frank Siller years and years ago and he was telling me about his heroic brother and what he went through, um, and to see where they have become an all the incredible good that they do. So Bravo! That's really, really beautiful. Let's go to Ed from Long Island Edge. You're here on the Rita Cosby Show on this very special day of remembrance. Go ahead. Period at called two hours ago. I hung on and I'm back again. Yeah, you've been on for two hours. I'm glad we got you. Thank you, Ed. Come on. It's so nice to hear your sweet, iconic voice. You're a gem. Read it. You really are You really are. Thank you. By the way, I everybody I feel so moved today, and it's such an honor for me to be with all of you. Well, every day. We feel like this because you know you You were the one you're anchoring America right now. Our hopes and our dreams. You really are You angry? Our country. You really.
"department corrections" Discussed on Behind The Lens
"State prisons in louisiana. Were down two zero cases among prisoners. Just a few weeks ago but a lot has changed in the last couple of weeks with the delta variant. They're up statewide what's happening. What are the numbers. Now there are now fifty four record cases of virus among prisoners state prisons and also a fifty fifty four cases among staff. The largest outbreak is is that a is called dixon correctional institute in there Just over thirty cases in that facility so as you said just two weeks ago the state prison to reporting zero cases in actually even even at that time still they They said to end the in person the station which they had opened up cannabis as we're looking a little better on the the coping drum state You know with the with the surge. They said ten visitation. They also announced plans last week that they were going to reopen a camp at angola at louisiana state penitentiary To quarantine prisoners pre trial detainees from from local. Jails around the state that test positive which was something that had earlier in the controversial move so now we know that there are actually are eleven people being held at that camp. I wanna get to camp jay in just a second but can you tell me i do. They publish data along with the numbers of cases. Vaccination numbers no. They're not publishing it. We were able to get some numbers so we know it crushes a whole in all all the prison facilities. Seventy two percent of prisoners are vaccinated but at the dixon facility were the largest outbreak. It's only fifty seven percents and the staff up cylinder to lower to forty three percent. So that's something that we've we've seen since vaccination starters that the prisoner vaccination rates actually a generally much higher than staff vaccination rate so you could see how that how that can initiate you have staff coming going from this facilities regularly all right. Let's move to camp. J what is camp. J will kempe. Jay was notorious disciplinary camp at ankle. That was actually shuttered. In two thousand eighteen people are held in the facility until the confinement in in really horrible and extreme conditions and so one of us closed in two thousand eighteen. It was kind of seen as this this signal that that that the prisoner was kind of moving toward a removing against that type of discipline and punishment and away from the extended use of solitary confinement. But so since it's close since two thousand eighteen until the beginning of pandemic when it was reopened and the department of corrections says said that they had Retrofitted renovated it but put in air conditioning and given it a paint job and said they were going to begin using it to quarantine prisoners and pre trial detainees from local. Jails around around the state who test positive for kobe. And when sheriffs don't have a good place to quarantine them to isolate them from other people in their jail. They can send them to kim jae to do their to do their quarantine. This is a very controversial move. I think for several reasons one the history of camp a as this kind of putative of dire place. I don't think south well with people. When they said they were going to kind of sick prisoners to it and then there was concern that that working get the medical attention. They needed bed. They were going to be far from hospitals. The hospital that prisoners from are generally to is isn't baton rouge about in over an hour away So that there was this real concern. A lawsuit filed against the governor against the department of corrections over this plan. Eventually the the jails transferred. I think you know. According to the department of corrections throughout the time of camps in the first time there was over three hundred people who quarantined there in court filings. You know there were complaints of the conditions of unsanitary conditions of not not receiving proper medical care but the Also said that everyone recovery eventually the judge who was hearing this case Side the department corrections with the governor to the bit that she felt that. It was a a well-thought-out plan in that that given up alternate options this was this was the best At least inappropriate thing for them to be doing now in terms of in terms of transferring. I don't know if you remember neck i don't but if i remember correctly orleans parish was not transferring. Pto there were other. I mean we're most of them coming from more rural paraphrase. Where maybe you know maybe access to a hospital with just the same as as being angola or were people transferring from like baton rouge shreveport and stuff. That's a good question. I believed that there. There are at least a handful of business or detainees from baton. Rouge you are right. That in in orleans parish didn't transfer anyone in the jail camp jay so i don't i'm not entirely sure i mean what did what this civil rights groups who by the lawsuit. Kind of advocated against him. Jay have argued in the past. Is that department corrections needs to work with these local facilities to come up with local solution. So they're not being driven several hours And put in this in this rural appointee camp you to figure out solutions locally and now there's a pot of money for that right under the american rescue plan for seven seven hundred million dollars Going out to states and municipalities of which. I can't remember how much louisiana is is slated to get but you know it's certainly in the tens of millions range To to mitigate cove it local jails roy Right that's what so this. This group of louisiana stop solitary coalition after burma corrections announced or recently. They're gonna reopen camp. Jay wrote a letter to local sheriff's urging them not to not utilize this program in instead. They said.
"department corrections" Discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast
"Why it's so important because currently under the law if we don't pass this bill so you're right can vote can be violated but and you can go to court afterwards. And say hey. My rights left. November were violates. But you don't get the vote you still don't get your vote counts right. So you lose your franchise when you have a pre clearance requirement which is what the voting rights act has had for decades and has worked really really well Win a state puts in restrictions tries to suppress the vote they i have to get pre clearance or authorization or not in order to do that and hopefully they wouldn't get it. Because in a democracy the right to vote is the most modal the most fundamental of the rights that we have these efforts to take away. The right to vote aren't just an attack on certain people which of course they are but they're also an attack on our democracy itself And you know we may for anybody. Who's reading freely. Because we survived the january six insurrection. You know we are just we are still on the edge of the and these efforts to suppress the vote threatens to take over the this once again so i certainly hope that this bill passes And that we begin to restore the basic system of democracy and the right to vote. That are still under threat in america. Today we're talking to carol rose from the aclu massachusetts carol the us attorney for massachusetts andrew allowing his found pretty. Yeah the former guys pretty devastating in a tweet investigations and says found horrible mental health Lack of care in our department corrections. Toss so i mean the the again. The aclu was pushing for finding different approach. We have learned that when we d a de institutionalization the mental hospital. Back in the sixties and seventies. We didn't create an alternative and so as a result of vast majority of people who are in the criminal legal system. Who are incarcerated are there. They're suffering from mental health problems or substance use disorder problems And not being able to get the treatment that they need. The vast majority of people return to our community to our society. If we truly want to be safe than how we need to rethink what we mean by public safety and investing in public health services investing in substance use disorder treatment..
"department corrections" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Former Republican States Energy American methods for five more minutes on Prime days, we're talking about issues of poverty and hunger. This is what Jim has been working on since leaving public office, Jim one of the things that the old workings and soon used to say, wa So the best way to avoid poverty of 23 things finish school. Wait. You have Children get married, then get a job in your chance to be in the poverty kind of drop by 80 80% of some change. Understand? We're doing a lot of things on the on the address of the poverty issue, But what are we doing for poverty? Sort of prevention? Well, I've given example there's there's uh, entity. I have wonderful church called turning point. Out at 46th and post Road area and they've done an outstanding job with. It's really a church. It Zen organization has a school and they do so much for the for the Lawrence area around their church, and you're seeing a result of great kids going to College and someone gave me several examples the other day of stellar athletes who are also stellar kids and stellar scholars. And I think, you know, search pastored Jeffrey Johnson, senior who has the rock and he's got tiny houses. There are so many different opportunities and so many different examples around the city Pastor Terry Webster, senior and new Corinthian church, they are doing so much for their Their flock number one, but also for the community around that we need to. We need to, um, a problem. We need to support them along with giving those ideas others that they're using their succeeding because you get ready one down our conversation here. Um, what do you what? How was looking at this issue? Sort of Maybe changing the opinions that you had, or if you sort of always kind of been Hey, remember back in, Let's say you're big on deal with the opioid and drug abuse crisis and Having kids makes so smart, better choices with Indian his lifeline law Anything when looking at the poverty issue for the past six months of change that you thought like, Hey, I just never knew. Well, I never knew the When. When we see people on Saturday. Um I didn't know how deep it Woz. I knew itwas And I've worked on poverty issues for a long, long time. And every Saturday when you see a six year old in the car and and you know that they're going home to nuts, not such great living Conditions. It kind of reinforces that we need to, uh, kind of reorganize our approach towards poverty and that that's hurtful every Saturday when you see that and you just want to, um It, uh, re energizes me toe continue to work in the space will address the poverty issue. What? All those shoes that we address? Sort of ancillary. Well, um A good example the noon I've talked about this the re offending rate, uh, 37% of the people that leave Department of Corrections. Are back in and it strikes me that we need to work inside the department corrections and help those who are suffering from mental health problems, mental illness as well as the retraining and we have a great opportunity in the budget. This time we spent When we were going to spend about $400 million and rebuilding West Vill correction facility. That's a great opportunity for us to Dig in and work on the mental health space, a swell isjust helping those people be solid citizens. 37% re offend rate is just enormous, and a lot of lot of those individuals are in marrying county and they can't afford that probation scene there at Recycle Force and Whatever they earned recycle force. Tearing computers apart probably goes to their ankle fee or there are their probation. See, and I think I think we will see less people behind bars. If we do a better job of helping them when they become eligible to leave prison to be a productive human being All right,.
"department corrections" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"H A s. Our top story is just in an agreement has been reached to allow Medina spirit to run in this Saturday's Preakness Stakes. Ah statement from trainer Bob Baffert. Attorney says Medina Spirit will undergo pre race testing this week It all comes as the horses. Kentucky Derby victory is in jeopardy after he tested positive for a banned substance after the race. Baffert now says Medina Spirit was treated with an anti fungal ointment that contained the steroid that caused the horse to feel the drug test. Louisville Health officials say some bands who attended the Kentucky Derby had covert 19 at the time. We have had a handful of cases that did report attending Derby when they were in that infectious period, So I'm doing that contact tracing, Make sure people know. Health director Dr Sara Moyer says. That number is less than 10. Boyer says the total number of covert cases in the city last week declined to 666. There was one newly reported death, the lowest number since the start of the pandemic. Former Louisville Metro police detective is headed to prison for framing several innocents, men or we'll send you in accordance with the recommendation of the Congo one year to serve on each count to run concurrently for total sense of one year to serve. You'll be remanded to department corrections serve your sensitive places deem appropriate Taking, abandoning all services will to you. Mark Candy, pleaded guilty to perjury and evidence tampering charges as part of a deal with prosecutors and he was sentenced to one year in prison and cannot ask for probation. Among the men wrongfully convicted because of handy's testimony is Edwin Chandler. Spent nearly a decade in prison for a murder he did not commit. Chandler received $8.5 billion in a settlement with the city. Police have arrested a serial bank robber They nicknamed Mr Smooth. Ln Peter's Robert unit investigated a string of robberies that happened between April 2nd and May 5th. There were six total Salvador Jones was arrested in Nashville two days after the last known robbery detective Been Dean explains Why LMP dubbed him Mr Smooth, He never seemed to be in any kind of a hurry. Or anything like that. So that's when we came up with the nickname Mr Smooth When they caught up with Jones, Detective Dean says they informed him of the nickname We're interrogating him on. His response was clearly enough. That's not because you all got me. Jones faces four counts of robbery in the second degree. Suzanne Duval News radio 8 40. Wh A Yes. Triple shooting at a Louisville hotel. Will Clark has more on that. Ellen Beady says they got the call from the Red Roof Inn at the intersection of Bishop and Newberg just before midnight, arriving to find a man and woman who had been shot. Both were taken University Hospital. Woman's wounds described to be non life threatening. The man at last check was in critical condition. At about the same time officers downtown responded to Jewish hospital on the report of a man who had been shot. He was taken to U of L Hospital and is expected to survive. During the investigation. It was determined that his shooting injury was sustained in relation to the Red Roof Inn incident. The investigation is ongoing. No one has been arrested. Will Clark news radio a 40 w H A. S more news in 30 minutes. I'm Paul Miles news radio 8 40 w h A s live from the I Heart media purple Tower of power We don't use that brought the horse never had it in him. It's the Terry Minor show. This is all BS, and unfortunately it happened to you. I am pop after it's not stupid. That's not a drug that I would want to use on a horse and It's not a drug that I would use on a horse. Uhh walks back comments, checks notes. Okay, Well, maybe it was used on our horse. I don't but I'm so sorry. Oh, He hasn't said.
"department corrections" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Know, really? I was kind of Skip. I was skipping ahead, wondering why I had a friend actually, who was like visiting the Smithsonian. This one kind of blew me away and they've got the preamble. We, the people. Done in kind of customized license plates, and my license plate design is there And that one kind of like of all of the places where people have kind of said, Hey, Eric, I saw your plate. That was the one that kind of threw me back the most like ma'am, That's pretty cool. And at the time there is all this publicity about this play. The Seattle Times had a big story. It's essentially you love it or hate it. Because the license way prior to 1986 hadn't changed for 23 years. It was just that old white plate with green letters, and I'm sure some people might still remember. And then even after the centennial was over. It was so you could buy the plate for about three years, it said. Centennial celebration on it. Had the mountain there in the middle, which it still has to this day had kind of, or curly Q B writing for the word Washington But when the centennial was over, they got rid of that centennial language, But they kept the mountain. So it's been Washington's official plate for something like 34 years. Actually talked to the department corrections where they make these license plates over in Walla Walla. And they couldn't even tell me how many they've actually made over the last 34 years. I was trying to guess it must be north of 20 Million, maybe 30 million. But to be an artist, and actually it made it. It made his career He was this guy Eric Booth, he was already thinking about becoming a graphic designer. And winning this contest. Kind of like, you know, sort of set the mold for him and he went to art school. He works for Pitney Boz is some sort of a high end, you know, higher up graphic designer for pity votes for their interactive stuff. And it's ah. Does. He really got set on that path because he won this contest, and he said that he thought the young When they called him. They thought he might have been a teacher at Ferndale High School. They didn't know he was a kid because they narrowed down the 1400 entries to just 12. And then they let the governor Governor Booth Gardner, of course, now deceased. And headed toward the licensing were the two people who picked the final plate and that was it was his design and unveiled it this big thing with a ceremony right there in front of the state capital. And it was. It was just a huge deal, and there's a millions of these things on the road, and you know, the guy never gets any credit for it because it's been 35 years. There's a conspiracy theory for you. Booth Gardner chose a guy named Booth as the winner. I was going to point that out to him. OK, good. We're on the same wavelength in this story. I also talked to you, Eric Boots, Parents, Roger Booth and Connie Booth and Booth Gardner and one someone commented on social media. There's something like There's more boots in that story than there are in a suntanned parlor at a strip mall or something. It was sort of a booth. Joe Kind of you're kind of a dad joke. Yeah. Speaking of Dad jokes. I'm glad you mentioned the dad jokes because wait, Did wait, I I asked him one that, Felix, I asked. Hopefully, Jacob's paying attention Now, I asked Eric Lewis out of making the plates, I said.
"department corrections" Discussed on Behind The Lens
"Business local business over. It appears the carey grant has withdrawn his name from consideration. I have this letter city council since it has become clear that i do not have the support of majority of the city council. I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the position of council a large division too so it seems likely to be donna glaspie and then yup that does seem to be the case i think on the donna gloppy in motion all six sitting council members had signed on and then for the grant motion on there were two city council members that didn't sign onto that motion. So i guess that's kind of how this got decided. Okay thanks michael. Thank you a quick update on this story. The new orleans city council on thursday did appoint donna gloppy and as interim councilwoman taking over the at large seat. Vacated by jason williams gloppy and is program manager for the nonprofit. No kid hungry. Louisiana former queen of zulu social aid and pleasure club business owner and a member of the orleans parish democratic executive committee. You're listening to the lens. I'm caroline heldman my guest. This week are contributing reporter. Madeline rufo government and cultural economy reporter. Michael isaac stein criminal justice reporter nick crystal education reporter murder juicin' and the lens. Charles maldonado hi. I'm ann taylor chief operating officer at the lens. The lens aims to engage empower the residents of new orleans and the gulf coast. If you bite the inside scoop on what stories. were pursuing. What events and initiatives are coming up and to learn more about the people who reported the lens subscribe today to our newsletter at the lens no dot org slash newsletters. Thank you okay next. We'll turn to you in criminal justice major update this week on a controversial new jail facility from a high court about phase. Three what what happened. What happened was we expected to happen. Which is that a federal judge adopted a recommendation of a magistrate. Judge said that the city needs to move forward with building a new jail facility known as face three eighty nine bed facility. That's intended to house detainees in the jails acute mental illness so this has been an ongoing legal battle in this sort of the the latest and kind of remains to be seen how final this decision will be on the question or the city will appeal. Okay that's the question i had. If you think they will appeal. But i do. They use outside counsel to represent them in this or did they represent their own interests The city attorney's office argued for most of it in there. They also think contracted with with capsule. Okay do you think. There'll be an appeal. There's some people advocating for it. Yes so so. A lot of local criminal justice reform organization to really mobilized around this To try and get the building of this facility stopped and Have kind of pin their hopes to this legal challenge. So yet they are. They're very much encouraging the city to to appeal. I don't know this. The city is currently thinking around that right now. They have indicated that they're continuing building the facility already so they are about seventy five percent. Done the design work and are continuing to pay the tear to to move forward in that process If they wanted to try and stop now that the order has been a issued they would need to took file a emotion day that order which it seems unlikely that the the pedal judge would grant given the history of litigation. The recent history of the litigation. So i don't know in don't appeal could take a long time if they're continuing to build this facility While the bellicose is hearing their arguments. I don i know. They'll yeah not to mention the bitter pill of having to spend this money right now when when they're also under constraints with budgets. That is point of debate because the city has argued that it only has you so so At least a significant portion of this is going to be covered by fema fema reimbursement related to hurricane katrina. Lettuce still been allocated. The city claims that the that is only thirty. Six million dollars of the fifty one million dollar cost to build the facility but Part of the arguments here have have been that that in fact there there is additional fema money available there was allocated for the jail related projects that was later put into a larger pool of criminal justice related projects and the other sides in this basically made the argument that though you may not want to spend this additional fifteen million dollars on a jail project you do in fact have that money is so if that is the case then. It really doesn't have an impact on the city's operating budget. I mean basically all the all the financial questions in this litigation are disputed. The city said that it's going to cost an additional nine million dollars a year in operating costs for them to for them to staff and manage this new facility. the other parties in litigation have said that you know currently the city recently renovated a different facility. The temporary detention center to temporarily a house. These detainees with with acute mental illness and they are currently staffing that the other parties in litigation of said you know look. You're already doing this. All you have to do is move. Move those staff numbers over into this new facility and it's not going to be as -nificant increase alright. Meanwhile governor john bel edwards said. That prisoners are eligible for this latest round of vaccine power. Vaccinations coming along and are any prisoners over seventy receiving it yet so the department of corrections said this week that they had completed the first accessions for every prisoner over seventy years old. Who wanted one. And they said that that was about eighty percent of the total so there are roughly four hundred. Seventy prisoners over the age of seventy in the department correction so eighty percent of those have had gotten their their first-round vaccine. That's a high percentage. Yeah it's You know it sounds like that. They wanted them. So so i would say that the at the other part of this is that they're starting to take the vaccines to toback. Sonate over seventy inmates at local detention facilities that we know of only those inmates who are who are state convicted. Inmates were being held at level detention facilities. The open. the big open question is is. The likely won't more than likely definitely lar- much larger population of inmates throughout the state Might be eligible under the current guidelines. Who are cre- trial. detainees Under the jurisdiction of local parish sheriff's. Do we know anything more on that nick. No i haven't heard anything. I've been putting in requests to the to the Sheriff's association to see if they can find anything and the department of health has has also pointed me in that direction. So no that's an open question. And i would say i mean i wonder how. Many pre trial detainees of the age of seventy there. I think a lot of the state.
"department corrections" Discussed on The Bad Boys
"Connect with each other when you come home from prison though no matter how long year old prisoner you're trying to you know bitcoin network is gates. Basically make your professional rights in part was in get through further. So we're not releasing big worried about you connecting in socializing where you have different apps for that instagram baseball. Our thing is get onto advantages. Open guessing where ferguson lightbulb. That's drum continent for this same way. On basically messages just baked it just works unique where it can only be between entities and individuals not individuals candidate. You other. yeah yeah and and you know you sort of see linked in is I guess is a similar sort of thing. Where way you know you've got it's more about those who are serious about business you know not wanting to share cat photos and things like that. I mean this is. This is serious dolphin and this is what is needed you know. So what's the things have been good so world right now in the states like new york new jersey connecticut. We're in california when he's four states where where expand into our strategizing we're expanding the state. Had the highest incarceration are going in texas florida nets and then you know once we're done with the fifty states warned you can hopefully by year two or three but be when we get out of businesses when the bruises. Yeah yeah when we went on my When i want to jump on the platform. Now and i'm in australia. Can i still do that. Definitely i just wind have access to employers and and and that within australia we actually just started talking about eight. Yoke a message. You'll see that you'll be able to go on a network you know. See the news feed. You might have some just raisins though. You'll saying there's no services yet for you because we're not in your area. Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah and and look. It's it's a big process had. Did you get the funding to do this project because it must have been a massive undertaking. Both both you know be in the development but then also in the in the financial of things to yes initial developments of about thirty thousand dollars actually be working as said when i got the job as a trainer at big clients business. I'll even light. Save that much money to lighten by condo ear and stuff being laying really moved well so the route just went to light the non have enough money to start initially bella mir they connected me with developers and then we start. Moving from there at attraction kept on name was on. I will entering celebrated program with this nonprofit so they gave me some a little bit of funding in the beginning and getting some more funding in a couple more months. Inundating pardon me with like this and mentors and different business connections and can help me expand. Minke me on the right best. I love how you know. You've completely bucked. the system. Everyone that that comes out of prison. It's like Yeah you'll be back in a y belong you'll be back you fall into the same thing he you've gone completely the opposite right and you've not only you know manage to to get this program funded but the program just about to launch mean hats off to you because you've done an incredible job getting to this point you know and And the reception has been fantastic within within the the prison community. Oh yeah yeah definitely. yeah we're making. We're making good on. Never no question no worries again. You always gotta show behind blackburn. Who's behind and company and fully behind. Tonkin i got that. That background and not rosen. Decided to make this line of nothing about dates bearings in the struggles of being in prison on more people are uncomfortable with and men and women like me or uncomfortable woods and i know what people are not going to do right again. Touching a mega mental health. A lot of men specifically a moment. They don't want to talk about mental health about their problems initially because an eagle things. So i'm really trying to the platforms where we have a lot of mental individuals additive posting onto the news. Feed difference racial stuff. Everyday people can just seeing make their mind wander just opened up opened up different thoughts. Yeah now Bad boys is actually going to be on the platform as well. We're going to have al al Profile a we are able to and this is so. I guess the have the platform works. I'd like to find out about that because you are. We able to say share this podcast for example on the platform for others to have listen to exactly so jason. You'd get onto the platform you'll be able to host onto the news feed you know all your that your podcast you videos status in things and then you'd be able to expand their rates people who aren't following you. Let's say you want to expand and build states that were in and words adnan so you have options and spent right your you know your your post over there and more features that we're gonna have. We're doing soft launch a limited features. We say by june will probably be way more feature rich. This giving you as giving you more access to find that orleans rights you want from people like or because we have people are recessional. Learn more about bad boys if you're looking for more people that have that background interview. Then yeah you're going to be able to get that outreach and finals individuals and again expand batboys wreckage organization even further to use them. Yeah yeah i love that. So just you'd said it's baffle weeks away. How many people have jumped on so far. And what are your what are. Your expectations are estimations in terms of of numbers for for people joining the platform. So the way we're doing is we're doing a partnership with ideals the which is department corrections nights state by state so we just actually Near anywhere ready nearest neighbor when he had. We actually had a meeting with connecticut today. So the way in it is as far as partnerships neared anywhere eighty five percent all reengineer organizations that are in new york city alone and is probably.