Part II: Diversity In Sports: What are Prisoners' right to play sports or engage in recreational activites?

July 26, 2011
Hosted by Ida R. Muorie

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Episode Description

Ida Muorie special guests will be Ricky A. McIntosh, President of CP Correctional Programs, LLC and Percy Pitzer, Executive VP of Creative Correction, LLC and former Federal and State Warden, both consultants and proponents of sports and recreational activities in prisons. Ida will ask some hard questions that critics want answers to be accountable to tax payers? Does Sports prepare an inmate for life after release from Prison?What role does Sports play in social control of a prison? What impact of rehabilitation on inmates participating in recreational activities? Pros and Cons on whether sports make prisoners feel human again? Rehabilitation Activist believe that the goal and objectives of correctional recreation are broad and diverse:provide structured positive alternatives which can be used to fill leisure time; provide opportunities for inmates to channel and vent negative feelings of tension and anxiety into positive productive attitudes;relief institutional stress (staff and inmates);improve individual self esteem;improve health and fitness levels; improve individual creativity (mental and physical); improve positive socialization skills; keep inmates occupied and reduce idleness;improve athletic and artistic skill levels; educate inmates of various game and sport rules and strategies. Most crimes are committed during leisure time. One of the underlying goals is replaced leisure crime with leisure recreational activities to counter the growth of crime.

The Sportsmavericks Show©

The Sportsmavericks Show©

Tues 5 PM PT on VoiceAmerica Sports Network

The Sportsmavericks Show redefines the elite athlete by bridging the gap between parents, athletes and the community. Host Ida Muorie, a.k.a. The Oprah of Sports brings to the VoiceAmerica Network original programming - balancing the pursuit of academic excellence and sports participation. The Sportsmavericks Show airs every Tuesday evening at 5 PM/PST, 8 PM/EST on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel. Listeners will be engaged in straightforward talk, spontaneous and unscripted by the experts. Ida and her guests will explore the challenges of success and failure in sports, and will help athletes and their parents navigate the transition from high school, college and then on to the pros. We put “fun” back into sports, and recognize role models in sports through our “Sportsmavericks All-Star Award” program. Tune in Tuesday evenings at 5 PM/PST with Ida Muorie and The Sportsmavericks Show, right here on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel.

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Ida R. Muorie

Ida R. Muorie

Ida R. Muorie, JD is a sports advocate, author, college professor, renowned speaker, personal coach, financial strategist, international spokesperson, lawyer and the President and CEO of Sportsmavericks, Inc. Sportsmavericks is a Community Education and Sports Network company that offers services in life coaching, consulting, diversity training, publishing, community events and video conferencing workshops for sports professionals, student athletes and parents of athletes. In 2004, Muorie combined her experience in sports education with 20 years of financial experience, to launch the first sports talk show on The VoiceAmerica Network. She is also the host and producer of the audio series-- Laying The Foundation For Excellent: “Survival Guide IV Student Athletes,” the DVD, “Finding The (Sports) Woman In You,” and the author of “The Pro-Ready Impact Principles,” and “The Financial Playbook For Athletes.”

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