KCMO Human Relations Department Talks Housing Discrimination
One of the factors that makes it easier for the formerly incarcerated to succeed at reintegrating into society is stable housing. Many returnees even with employment and support are often denied housing because of their conviction. The Federal Government does not allow those with drug convictions to live in subsidized housing even if it means they are separated from the family support system that could mean success.
Host Teresa Wilke speaks with Paul Pierce, Discrimination Investigator and Greta Wills, housing Investigator with KCMO Human Relations Department about reporting housing discrimination by those with convictions and the laws that protect them.
KCMO Human Relations Department –
webpage – http://kcmo.gov/humanrelations/about-2/
Phone – (816) 513-1836
Justice Department Report On Deaths In Jail
The number of deaths behind bars has been on the rise perhaps because of poor diet and substandard food, denial of or inadequate healthcare, violence by inmates and guards and other factors. The Justice Department conducted a study in 2015 on the rise in fatalities of those who do not have death sentences.
Host Melvin Merritt talks with Joshua Aiken of the Prison Policy Institute about the Bureau of Justice Statistics Deaths in Custody Reporting Program and what remedies the Justice Department and JPI may be proposing.
Justice Policy Institute –
Webpage – http://www.justicepolicy.org/index.html
Justice Department Report on Deaths in Custody –