Should a sentence to prison mean your forfeit your right to healthcare? Do we have a responsibility to treat not just mental illness or addiction of our incarcerated? More importantly as the prison population ages what is our responsibility towards those with chronic diseases like diabetes or high blood pressure and communicable diseases such as hepatitis and tuberculosis.
On this edition of Jaws of Justice Radio host Melvin Merritt talks with family members of incacerated citizens that are not receiving adequate or in some cases any treatment for their illnesses.
Yes we will be taking call in the second half of our show at 816-931-5534.
Here are two groups that my be able to help and support you in your efforts for your incarcerated loved ones.
MISD – Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters
Beverly Livingston, 816-337-5876 and check out their website – http://familiesofincarceratedsonsanddaughters.com
Criminal Justice Task Force
The monthly meeting of the Criminal Justice Task Force is the first Monday of the month from 6:45 to 8:45 PM at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 Chouteau Drive, KCMO.
Robin Johnson – 816-468-7894