Is Prison Reform in America a Pipe Dream?
August 31, 2015
Hosted by Kit Cummings
Prison reform has become a hot topic in America. Two and a half million people are locked up in the land of the free. For the first time in our nation's history, over half of our prison population are twenty five years old or younger. One third go into the system for nonviolent offenses, but two thirds come out having learned to be violent. Eighty percent have been convicted of a crime where drugs and alcohol played a part in their offense. Prison has become big business and the war on drugs fuels what appears to be a broken system built to fail, and where recidivism is on the rise... Is there a real solution? This week my guest is Warden Jason Bunting, a prison reform rising star. His progressive programs and policies are changing the correctional system in Ohio toward rehabilitation. Over ninety five percent of the currently incarcerated are coming home one day-- to OUR communities. The question is: in what condition will they return? Don't miss this episode of Power of Peace Radio.
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In today’s world we are bombarded with more information than ever before. Technology has enabled us to connect at real speed, and the world has gotten smaller as things move faster. The media broadcasts negativity and fear, and many have become addicted to drama. The world is hungry for peace like never before, and people are in desperate need of HOPE. Power of Peace Radio brings a message of love and light into dark and dangerous places. We seek solutions, as we strive to “Restore Our Beloved Community.” With cutting edge topics and thought leaders from various fields, we will tackle the hottest issues that surround our youth and our communities. From teenage addiction and overdose to sexting and cyber-bullying; from mass incarceration to generational poverty, Power of Peace Radio will bring hope and courage into the areas of our lives that are in most need of it. Inspiration will be the catalyst as we bring stories of transformation and redemption to light. Hope is the New Dope.
Kit Cummings is an author, teacher, and founder of Power of Peace Project, Inc. Kit has worked with non-profits and fortune 500's over his 25 year career. Kit spreads a much needed message of peace, power and positive change all over the world. Kit excels as a coach and trainer where he offers keys and principles that inspire people to see things differently, adjust their attitude, and reach new heights. With an entertaining style that combines inspiration and humor, Kit's high energy program connects with very diverse audiences, training in small workshops or delivering keynote speeches at large events and seminars. Kit brings his experience working in some of the most dangerous areas in the world into prisons, schools and churches as a catalyst for change. Kit recently completed speaking tours in South Africa, Mexico, Honduras and Ukraine; he's negotiated peace between rival gang leaders in dangerous maximum security prisons; and Kit has spoken at the Gandhi Global Peace Summit in Durban, South Africa. Kit has taught and trained in some of the toughest environments, and to some of the roughest audiences, and now he brings his dynamic, life-changing message to corporate seminars and conferences. Prepare to be inspired, motivated and transformed. Kit delivers over 100 entertaining presentations per year, and he has authored three books.