Getting out of jail or prison seems like a joyous occasion. Sometimes families gather for some real, home cooked food, hugs, and stories. Some people have no one on the outside waiting and others head to halfway houses. Whether an individual has been behind bars for two years or 20, prison takes its toll and has lasting effects. What do inmates face as they re-enter society? What are some issues that inmates face years later? This is the fourth episode of our prison series.
Winona Stevens (Ho-Chunk) – Washington State Department of Corrections Native American religious program manager
“Real Talk Native” James Cross (White Earth Annishinabee and Lower Sioux Mdewakanton) – motivational speaker, re-entry coordinator American Indian Prison Project Working Group
Carlos Rivera (Pomo) – executive director of White Bison
Break Music: Track 6 Learned from the Late Joe Cozad (song) Kenneth Cozad & Group (artist) Songs of Our Old People – Old-Time Round Dance Songs of Oklahoma (album)