Victimized By Two Men And The Justice System As Well
Christy DiMaggio is a strong woman that is fighting for custody of her child, a child that the courts awarded to his father, a drug user, who beat Christy and numerous other women in the past. Christ DiMaggio was not always the strong woman she is today and that led her to trust an unethical lawyer who took advantage of her. Christy Dimaggio used to be naive about the Justice System and the “good old boy network” that gave her a judge and her son a Guardian Ad Litem that along with her lawyer formed a triumvirate that destroyed her life and very nearly her mental health. Christy Dimaggio is not perfect and has made some bad decisions, but she did nothing that broke the law or endangered her son.
Today Host Elisa Brietenbach talks with Christy DiMaggio in the first of three interviews that it will take to address the multitude of ways the legal system has worked to destroy her credibility, her mental health and give her son to her abuser. This is a story that has been covered in detail in The Pitch and now you get to hear Christy’s cautionary tale directly from her.
Anne Precythe, New Director of MO Department Of Corrections
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens came into office to find a Department of Corrections in disarray with officers being harassed by other officers and supervisors. He said “Missouri’s Department of Corrections is broken, and that puts public safety at risk,” and “Our corrections officers struggle in a culture of harassment and neglect, in a department with low morale and shockingly high turnover.” He knew he needed to make a change at the top and change the culture in the Corrections administration and in the individual institutions.
He offered the job to Anne Precythe from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Her corrections career began in 1988 as a probation and parole officer and she later served in various administrative roles for the North Carolina DOPS. When she got to Missouri in February she quickly realized she had a monumental job ahead of her and got to work immediately.
Host Nancy Leazer talks with MODOC Director Anne Precythe about the changes she sees are necessary and how she is working to change an entrenched culture within the department.
Director of MODOC Anne Precythe –
Office Phone – 573-526-6607
E-Mail [email protected]
JoJR Calendar for October 23rd
AmnestyKC’s October meeting will be, Thursday Oct 26th from 6:30-8:pm at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion, 3911 Main, KCMO. The speaker will be Martin Okpareke of Jewish Vocational Services. Martin, a native of Nigeria, will speak about the state of human rights in Nigeria, especially as it relates to the Igbt community.
The Coalition Against Contamination will hold a town hall to discuss the claims process for former workers at the Bannister Federal Complex whose health has been harmed and the steps that should be taken now, to protect the health of the Kansas City community as the Plant is about to be demolished. A panel that includes a radiation physicist, an attorney and advocates for nuclear safety will answer questions. The town hall will be held Saturday, October 28th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Southeast Community Center, 4201 East 63rd St, KCMO.
Representatives DaRon McGee and Judy Morgan along with Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, are sponsoring the second annual Self-Defense Class for Women. You can attended this helpful and very informative class, Saturday, October 28th from 8 am to noon at the South Patrol Police Station, 9701 Marion Park Drive, KCMO. Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 25th. You can register and find more details at womensselfdefense.eventbrite.com