Missouri’s Parole Board Is Broken…But You Already Knew That
Attorney Mae Quinn has filed a number of law suits for prisoners in the Missouri Department of Corrections. She found an explosive issue with the Missouri Parole Board in the discovery for one of those Lawwsuits and brought it to the press’s attention earlier this year. It seems one of the parole board members and a DOC employee were playing word games during parole hearings that made a farce of the proceedings.
Host Latahra Smith of the KC Freedom Project will talk with Attorney Mae Quinn about what she uncovered and the difficulty many prisoners have before the parole board.
* article in St Louis Post Dispatch about word games in parole hearings – http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/missouri-parole-board-played-word-games-during-hearings-with-inmates/article_ce6cba9b-5932-52a4-899a-f7644ec4d7d8.html?utm_medium=social
In the second half of our show Keith Brown El will join Latahra to talk about some of his recent experiences defending himself in Jackson County Court. We will also be taking calls with your questions and stories about the Parole Board. 816-931-5534
** Jaws of Justice Radio has offered the opportunity for parole officers to come on the broadcast to explain what they do and the importance of their job. While the officers have been willing, even eager to come on air their bosses at the DOC have repeatedly refused to allow them to do so.
The JoJR Calendar for June 12th
The KC chapter of Mothers in Charge, Healing Support Group will meet Thursday June 15th, from 5-7 PM at the Robert J Mohart Multipurpose Center, Suite 124 W, 3200 Wayne Ave, KCMO. This group is for people who have lost loved ones to murder and violence. The first hour will be sharing of experiences and in the second hour therapists and others who can who can help navigate the emotional and legal terrain will be available. For more information you can find them on the web at www.kcmothersincharge.org or call them at 816-912-2601.
The 12th Annual Women of Color Leadership Conference – United and Strong: Rising Through Struggle will be held Friday June 16th, from 8 am to 5 pm at the UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry St, KCMO. The Keynote Speaker, Angela Rye is principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, an organization that seeks to encourage young professionals in three core areas: economic empowerment, civic engagement and political involvement. Registration is open to the public, to find out about the Registration fee and scholarship opportunities call 816-235-6704.