Tearing Down the Walls: CHIP’s Podcast


Episode 10 – In this episode we will share some news and updates, listen to Gary Field share statements on the Broward Mailer Ban and Desantis’s Stop Woke Act, and hear from Brooke, member of Oakland Abolition Solidarity on the problems with state initiatives this last election cycle that alleged to place ending prison slavery on their ballots. Our feature discussion for this episode is with Tony, who will speak to us about Indigeneity and incarceration and his path to revive his culture. The next two episodes of our “Why Abolition” segment will continue delving into tactics of organizing both behind bars and from prison to prison. We will close out or show with performances from Gary Field and Trevor Lamons.

Episode 9 – In this episode we will share some news and updates, and feature an interview with Geena, who is a black trans women working to get back on her feet after being released from Broward Main Jail. Our “Why Abolition” segment, will highlight LGBTQ+ resistance behind bars. Our performance section is back with a vengeance, closing out our show with poetry by Norris Clemens and Jacari Brown.

Episode 8 – In this episode we will share some news and updates, listen to Nikki share statements on the Broward Mailer Ban and Tyrin Neal, and hear from a variety of incarcerated voices about additional issues people are currently facing in BSO jails. Our feature discussion for this episode is with Robert Henion, who goes into depth with Nikki about the classification system that Broward jails have. We will close out the show with our “Why Abolition” segment, exploring the connection between the LGBTQ+ community and abolition work.

Episode 7 – In this episode we will share some updates, get details from Wendy on the state of local immigrant detention centers, listen to Nikki share the status of the Broward Mailer Ban and Tyrin Neal, and then hear from Alex Mac about his experiences of medical neglect while incarcerated at BSO. Our feature interview for this episode is with Antonio who will share with us about his experiences with BSO while in Joseph V. Conte and hear a bit about his own activism. Our steering committee member V will close out the show with our “Why Abolition” segment, giving us the low-down on transformative justice as another alternative to the current criminal legal system.

Episode 6 – This episode is packed with reports and updates. We will hear from Gary Field about the correlation between dyslexia and incarceration, get details from Wendy on the state of local immigrant detention centers, listen to Nikki share the status of the Broward Mailer Ban, and hear from Mike Skinner on his experiences incarcerated by BSO and the long-lasting impacts it has had on his life. We will close out the show with our “Why Abolition” segment, touching on restorative justice as one of many alternatives to the current criminal legal system.

Episode 5In this episode we will cover a couple updates, take a dive into the mailer restrictions in Broward’s jails and hear from Travis Hall whose performances we featured on the last episode. We will close out the show with our “Why Abolition” segment, hosted this time by our very own steering Committee member, and volunteer coordinator, V.

Episode 4 – In this episode we will cover local abolitionist news and action items over the last year and explore Britany Edmonson’s journey surviving COVID-19 and consistent medical neglect in Broward’s Paul Rein Detention Facility last year. This time in our segment “Why Abolition”, we will continue to explore the false pillars on which the Prison Industrial Complex stands. And to conclude our show, we will hear work from incarcerated artist Travis Hall, who was just recently released. To read BSO’s Closeout Memo about the murder of Kevin Desir, click here.

Episode 3In this episode we will cover news and action items since our last podcast, do a dive into mental health and incarceration from currently incarcerated individuals in Broward, cover the murder of Kevin Desir at the hands of BSO, and hear from Alexis, avid volunteer of CHIP. Featured incarcerated artists include Jason Brown, Adesh Persaud and Stevens Jean in his own words.

Episode 2 In this episode: current updates and calls to action, interview with Wendy King about immigrant detention, and Miles Megaciph‘s performance of a poem by Stevens Jean.

Episode 1In our first episode, hear updates on conditions inside Broward county jails, hear insights from a CHIP (COVID-19 Hotline for Incarcerated People) volunteer who was arrested locally in Palm Beach county while standing up for racial justice, and hear poetry written by people currently incarcerated.

Read more of Stevens Jean’s poetry

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Tearing Down the Walls: Episode 3

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