If Emmett Was Alive Today Podcast

If Emmett Was Alive Today Podcast

The story of Emmett Till is one that bring upon us a ton of emotion but challenges the criminal justice system. The saddening thing of his story is that is not uncommon. “If Emmett was Alive Today” Podcast, produced by Carlos Wallace and Alexandria Jack, was created to challenge the mind in various criminal justice topics. Hosted by Daphine Jack, a 12 year veteran parole officer, criminal justice expert, author, and founder of Prevention Zone Inc, she creates an environment for her guest to openly share their stories. Our goal is to not only inform but to bring CHANGE!

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January 25, 2022 67 min

In San Antonio, Texas, Anna Vasquez and her three friends were accused of a brutal crime. Because they had all come out as lesbians, they were wrongfully convicted for the assault of two young girls. The women are now known as the San Antonio Four, and Anna fought for her innocence for 22 years.

Anna Vasquez is the Director of Outreach and Education for the Innocence Project of Texas. Ms. Vasquez took on that role after serving a n...

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Having a conversation with the grandson of one of the jurors in the trial of the two men who murdered Emmett Till.

Dwight Vick grew up in a small Mississippi town, Coffeeville, and moved to Tempe, Arizona to start a new life.  Earning his Ph.D. from Arizona State University, he teaches courses at Texas A&M International University and Excelsior College.  He published three books on substance abuse policy in America, community p...

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January 11, 2022 61 min

Russell Little is an attorney in Houston, Texas. He has practiced trial law for 36 years. He is licensed to practice in Texas in both state and federal court. He has tried over 200 cases both to a jury and the bench.

Russell’s first published book was Murder For Me, a murder mystery, in 2016. It was a Best Seller on Amazon when it was launched.

Russell also writes children’s books with his wife of 37 years, Melinda. They were ins...

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Founder and Executive Director for the Utah Justice Coalition. Darcy first took a Criminology course her Freshman year at Utah State University in Logan, UT where she found her love and passion for reform work. Darcy then headed after her freshman year to Virginia where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. It was at George Mason University where she first toured a loca...

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Judge Tonya Jones is a native Houstonian who grew up in Houston’s South Park/Sunnyside neighborhood and is a proud graduate of Jesse H. Jones Senior High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. One of her most significant roles at Baylor was her service as a Baylor Ambassador charged with meeting with local state legislators to adv...
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This is a special edition with some of the ladies from The Jack Family.  Jenna Jack the wife of Brian Jack, Brianna the daughter of Jenna and Brian, Nisha the wife of Eugene Jack, and Alexandria the daughter of Lionel and Daphine Jack!  

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June 15, 2021 55 min
An amazing conversation with retired Judge William C. Buhl. He was Circuit Judge at State of Paw Paw, Michigan, United States  36th Circuit Court of Michigan, Van Buren County.  Buhl, a native of Deckerville in Sanilac County on the state’s east side, graduated with his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1967. He was hired in 1968 as a part-time prosecutor for Van Buren County, turning down a job offer in Alas...
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June 9, 2021 73 min
Christopher Scott was wrongfully convicted of capital murder in 1997 and spent 13 years in prison as an innocent man. Since his release, Christopher has founded House of Renewed Hope to help exonerate other wrongfully convicted prisoners. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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December 3, 2019 45 min

Jeanette Jones originally from Louisiana. She moved to Houston in 1992. Some months later she met her husband Min. Robert Jones.  They were married for 18 years and were blessed with 4 children. Her husband passed in 2014.  She was left to finishing raising her four children.  Jeanette experience another devastation with her son going to prison.  She talks about how she dealt with it and talked about plea bargaining within the crim...

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Lone Star College-University Park, criminal justice professor Jermaine Johnson, Ph.D., has proven that despite hardships and setbacks, personal growth and professional fulfillment are not just possible, but probable. Johnson’s journey growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, has taken him from gridiron star to law enforcement professional, to college professor, to dedicated mentor.

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Carlos has written two books that have earned the businessman turned social activist national acclaim. “Life Is Not Complicated, You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments Into Your Greatest Blessings” is currently an integral part of the Psychology curriculum at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. His second work, “The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity” is the inspiration behind an award-winning television ...

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Andy Kahan joined Crime Stoppers of Houston in June 2018 as its first-ever Director of Victim Services and Advocacy.

Prior to Crime Stoppers, Andy served as the Victim Advocate for the Mayor’s Office and Houston Police Department for 26 years before retiring and joining Crime-Stoppers of Houston to resume his career as a Victim Advocate. Andy Kahan received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 1983 from the University of ...

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October 15, 2019 36 min

Anthony Graves, U.S. Death Row Exoneree #138, spent 18 ½ years behind bars, 16 of these years in solitary confinement and 12 years of my sentence on death row.

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October 8, 2019 46 min

Alexandria Jack, owner of Alex & Co. communication, tells her story of success and how the title, “If Emmett was Alive Today” Podcast came to be.

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October 1, 2019 50 min

Joshua Stockton was wrongfully convicted served his time and was released!  Later in life he committed a crime and was convicted.  He was released on parole and he is suffering the consequences for his wrongful conviction crime!  Is this fair? Listen to Joshua story.

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September 24, 2019 46 min

Dr. Hank Byrd is the founder of Churches With A Mission. (CWAM).  CWAM is ministry has partnered with other churches to help raise the bar of discipleship.  It also is a support group for the formerly incarcerated men and women who wants to make a change.

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