Author Shaka Senghor Talks Lessons Learned After 19 Year Prison Sentence, New Book Written For His SonsAuthor Shaka Senghor joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about his life-story, and what he hopes to achieve in his writing when it comes to Black men in America.
Joyce Dixson-Haskett - A Story of Surviving Human TraffickingJoyce Dixson-Haskett joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to share her life-story of being human trafficked, and how her discovery of The S.O.A.P. Project change her life.
Local Organization Post Bail For Moms To Spend Holidays With Family, Provides Resources To Help Women Stay On Right TrackMichigan Liberation has bailed out nearly 50 women from jail since 2018 through a program where they reunite moms with their families for the holidays. They bailed out 3 last week. The program also provides programs to help get the women on the right track.
Father Of Jailed Huntington Woods Journalist Speaks Out After Son’s Release From Myanmar PrisonBuddy Fenster, father of Danny Fenster speaks out after the journalist and Huntington Woods native was released from a Myanmar prison earlier today. Just last week Fenster was sentenced to 11 years in prison by a Military court in Myanmar. His dad says he was just doing his job as a journalist.
Former Troy Real Estate Exec Sentenced For Michigan Lottery SchemeA man addicted to the Michigan Lottery was sentenced to more than four years in prison Wednesday for a scheme that cost investors more than $23 million.
An IBEW Local 58 Electrician's Journey From Prison To Journeyman, Business OwnerJourneyman Electrician, Kanaan Pinkard, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about his training through IBEW Local 58, and how he's found success by becoming an electrician.
Shakespeare Makes An Impact Inside Prisons Centuries After His Work Was PublishedFrannie Shepherd-Bates, Director of Shakespeare in Prison, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the program and revisit what some of the women who went through the program and were featured in CBS 62's Eye on Detroit feature of Shakespeare in Prison are up to today
Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan Giving Second Chances To Shelter Dogs, Inmates Through Training ProgramNikki Wynkoop, a Volunteer and Foster Family for Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the program and how it impacts the lives of both the dogs and inmates.
Giving A "Chance For Life" To Inmates Across Several Michigan PrisonsThomas Adams, President of Chance For Life, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the foundation of the program and how it helps transform the lives of returning citizens, and decrease the violence in the state's prisons.
Mario Bueno on How He Transformed His Life In Prison, How He's Helping Others Do The SameMario Bueno joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about his transformation in prison and what he has done with his life after his release in order to help others.
Michigan Man Accused Of Killing Pedestrian Will Spend 6 Years In PrisonA Michigan man charged with causing the death of a pedestrian in Fargo will spend six years in prison after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter and failing to report a fatal accident.
Bobby Ferguson Wins Release From Prison Years EarlyA Detroit contractor who got millions of dollars of city work through extortion will be released early from prison, a judge said Thursday, mainly because a corrupt ex-mayor was granted an extraordinary break by former President Donald Trump.
Donors Helping Michigan Man Buy Home After 25 Years In PrisonA Michigan man who was released from prison after nearly 25 years plans to buy a house after a public plea by his supporters raised more than $265,000.
Family Of Man Mistakenly Released From Prison Speaks OutThe Michigan Department of Corrections says 31-year-old Talleon Brazil was wrongfully released from a facility in Ohio last month.