Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom

Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom

Righteous Convictions features music executive, philanthropist, and activist Jason Flom in conversation with a diverse who's-who of advocates at the forefront of critical issues that will impact our future. Guests include Sir Richard Branson, Ashley Judd, Senator Dick Durbin, Sister Helen Prejean, Seth Godin, Congressman James Clyburn, and many more. His discussions with these thought leaders and change-makers uncover and inspire the most powerful actions we can take for reform, equal justice, and a better world for all.

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February 8, 2022 29 min

Former NBA star Caron Butler was born and raised in Racine, Washington, where as a teenager, Caron had repeated run-ins with the law. The last time resulted in 14 months in juvie where he realized his basketball talent. Caron became a successful professional basketball player, tv commentator, and eventually an assistant coach, but more importantly, his experience with the criminal justice system has driven him to a life dedicated t...

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Alec Karakatsanis is the founder and executive director of Civil Rights Corps, a non-profit organization that challenges systemic injustice in a legal system built on white supremacy and economic inequality.

To learn more and get involved, visit:

https://www.civilrightscorps.org/

https://www.facebook.com/civilrightscorps.org

https://twitter.com/CivRightsCorps

https://www.instagram.com/civrightscorps/

https://thenewpress.com/bo...

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As a 30 year veteran of the Michigan Department of Corrections, Andy Potter has gained invaluable experience doing one of the toughest jobs in the country. After years of putting this knowledge to work through his leadership in the Michigan Corrections Organization, Andy founded his own organization. One Voice United incorporates corrections officers and other frontline staff into the discussion of criminal justice reform. They bel...

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Chris Redlitz, a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, has made a career of capitalizing on emerging technologies, but a visit to San Quentin made him recognize another great investment, the vast untapped human talent languishing in our nation's prisons. The Last Mile was co-founded by Chris in 2010 as an organization with the goal of breaking the cycle of incarceration by providing education and career training.

To learn...

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Record Industry promoter and manager Bill Underwood was given a life sentence for some old charges under the newly minted draconian laws of the war on drugs. His daughter Ebony Underwood eventually made it her life's work to gather the voices of other survivors of parental incarceration to affect change.

To learn more and get involved, visit:

https://www.wegotusnow.org/donate

https://www.ebonyunderwood.info/

https://inprison....

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James Anderson and Jason discuss the shortcomings of public defense, sentencing disparities, and the RAND Corporation's work on racial equity in our criminal legal system.

https://www.rand.org/

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Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom is a production of Lava For Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1.

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One look at the usual dysfunction of our criminal legal system drew the attention and weight of this driven financier and philanthropist to engage and strategize for the biggest return on investment.

To learn more and get involved, visit:

https://www.galaxygives.com/

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Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom is a production of Lava For Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1.

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Katie Schaffer teams up with Jason to discuss educating prisoners, bail reform and making our penal system more humane.

To learn more and get involved, visit:

https://www.communityalternatives.org/

https://envisionfreedom.org/

https://justiceandopportunity.org/

https://lavaforgood.com/righteous-convictions

Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom is a production of Lava For Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1.

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Kris Brown, President of Brady United chats with Jason about the impact of gun violence, the NRA and the legacy of Jim and Sarah Brady.

To learn more and get involved, visit:

https://www.bradyunited.org/

https://lavaforgood.com/righteous-convictions

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Alex Duran joins Jason to share with us his transformation from inmate to criminal justice reformer. He now manages a $20 million annual fund on behalf of Galaxy Gives dedicated to ending mass incarceration in the US.

To learn more and get involved, visit:

https://www.galaxygives.com/

https://www.galaxygives.com/fellowship

billy@galaxygives.com

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DeRay McKesson joins Jason to talk about his journey from school administrator to activist. His work with Campaign Zero is bringing real reforms to police departments all over the country and helping to reduce police violence.

To learn more and get involved, visit:

https://campaignzero.org/

https://lavaforgood.com/righteous-convictions

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Alexander McLean joins Jason to talk about his work with Justice Defenders. Justice Defenders is a non-profit that works to provide prisoners and prison officers with legal education, training, and even law degrees to help facilitate legal processes.

To learn more and get involve, visit:

https://www.justice-defenders.org/

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John Fetterman, Lt. Governor of PA, joins Jason to talk about using compassion, mercy, and second chances to reform our criminal justice system.

To learn more and get involved, go to:

https://johnfetterman.com/

https://lavaforgood.com/righteous-convictions

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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Static join Jason to talk about their work with Road Recovery, an entertainment industry-driven non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by empowering at-risk youth from all backgrounds to face their struggles, while teaching them comprehensive life skills.

Learn more and get involved:

https://roadrecovery.org/

https://www.facebook.com/roadrecovery/

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Ashley Judd joins Jason to share her journey from actor to activist and the importance of empowering women and girls all over the world.

To learn more and get involved, go to:

https://www.psi.org/

https://www.friendsofunfpa.org/

https://www.icrw.org/

https://enoughproject.org/

https://supermajority.com/

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Sir Richard Branson and Celia Ouellette join Jason to talk about their plans for the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice, abolishing the death penalty, and criminal justice reform.

https://www.responsiblebusinessinitiative.org/

If you’d like to learn more about Richard Glossip and get involved with his case:
https://lavaforgood.com/podcast/s12e64-wrongful-conviction-with-jason-flom-richard-glossip

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Season 2 of Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom launches Tuesday, October 26th. Please listen in as music executive, philanthropist, and activist Jason Flom converses with a diverse who's-who of advocates at the forefront of critical issues that will impact our future. Guests include Sir Richard Branson, Ashley Judd, Alexander McLean, Daryl “DMC” McDaniels and many more. His discussions with these thought leaders and change-m...

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Chesa Boudin was elected District Attorney of San Francisco in November 2019 on a progressive platform centered on ending mass incarceration, protecting crime survivors, and addressing the root causes of crime.

Jason and Chesa talk about the challenges he faced growing up with incarcerated parents, breaking the cycle of crime, and equal enforcement of the law.

https://www.sfdistrictattorney.org/

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Sister Helen Prejean is a Roman Catholic sister, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph based in New Orleans, and a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. She is the author of the bestselling book, opera and major motion picture, Dead Man Walking.

Today she joins Jason to talk about the fundamental flaws in our country's justification for the death penalty, and how human connection is the pathway ...

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Jerry Mitchell was an investigative reporter in Jackson, Mississippi for 3 decades. His stories led to the arrest and conviction of the murderers of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, and those responsible for the Birmingham, Alabama Church bombing in 1963 decades after they committed their crimes. He has since received a MacArthur Genius Grant and founded the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting.
Jason talks to Jerry abo...

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