Both Sides of the Bars
Both Sides of the Bars is a discussion driven show that examines the criminal justice system from various perspectives, including those most impacted by the Criminal Justice System. It discusses critical questions about how the current system works, its intersections with Social Justice and highlight the efforts that are being made to improve the lives of everyone that is affected by it.
Host Andre Ward and guest Jeffrey Abramowitz discuss the importance of hiring people previously involved in the justice system, not only as a mean of opportunity for those formerly incarcerated, but as an advantage for the companies that open the doors to them.
Host Andre Ward holds a conversation with Fortune Society President & CEO JoAnne Page about the fight for Criminal Justice during 2021 and the road ahead.
Host Andre Ward talks with guest Judith Whiting, general counsel for the Community Service Society, a Manhattan-based anti-poverty non-profit, about the importance of automatic expungement for people with histories of involvement in the criminal legal system. Automatic expungement is fundamental to...
Host Andre Ward talks to The Fortune's Society founder, David Rothenberg, about the Attica Prison Uprising which happened 50 years ago. Mr. Rothenberg was one of the 30 observers summoned by the leaders of the Attica uprising to witness their negotiations with New York State.
Host Andre Ward talks with Tabber B. Benedict, Housing Advocate/Special Assistant at The Fortune Society; Michael Chin, Civil Rights Enforcement Manager, Seattle Office for Civil Rights; and Ian Wilder, Executive Director, Long Island Housing Services (LIHS) about discriminatory practices against...
In this episode of Both Sides of the Bars, host Andre Ward talks with Jai Diamond, peer specialist at the New York City Criminal Justice Agency, and the first ever transgender person to go through the struggle of being imprisoned in a men's prison and then being moved to a women's prison.