Leading from the Inside Out

This podcast series, in partnership with prison communications firm Securus Technologies®, shares the stories of heroes and heroines responsible for maintaining public safety. This series took flight as our nation faced unprecedented social justice issues and a global pandemic that impacted our confinement facilities at alarming rates. In these stories, you’ll learn about the harrowing measures confinement facilities faced during a national pandemic, their concerns about bolstering protection and maintaining some sense of normalcy, and their heroic efforts to add protection to maintain their frontlines.

You will hear from a diverse group of voices: correctional leaders, formerly incarcerated individuals who have reentered society successfully, and other active-duty professionals in corrections who share their challenges and triumphs while also working to manage systemic issues that have plagued the criminal justice system since its inception in 1820. Expertly hosted by Kathy Kenney, retired General Counsel for the Bureau of Prisons for more than 25 years, you’ll hear stories of courage, stamina, and sheer will to keep advancing the field while also working to reform corrections.

Stories of Courage and Leadership in Corrections

Episode 1: Andie Moss, CEO, TMG, Inc. and Russell Roberts, Chief Growth Officer, Securus Technologies® – Highlighting Heroes and Heroines in Corrections

Episode 2: Tony Wilkes, chief of corrections at Nashville Davison County Sheriff’s Office, and Timothy Dial, lieutenant at the time of the recording but recently promoted to chief of security at the Maximum Correctional Center – Courage and Management Required to Run a Jail System

Episode 3: Terri McDonald, a decorated correctional leader has worked in probation and parole and prisons in the state of California, reflects on her 40-year career in corrections, turning points that made a difference, leading through a crisis, and her own views managing COVID and responding to social justice issues – Leading Through a Crisis.

Episode 4: Rob Jeffreys, Director, Illinois Department of Corrections, and John Burle, Warden at Kimani Lifeskills Reentry Center in Illinois – How COVID Exposed the Urgent Need for Criminal Justice Reform 

Episode 5: Chaplain Susan Bishop, Georgia Department of Corrections – Chaplaincy and the Healing Effects of the Prison Choir 

Episode 6: Dr. Mary Livers, retired executive with more than 40+ year career in corrections, and Andrew Hundley, a formerly incarcerated juvenile who now serves as executive director of the Louisiana Parole Project – Juveniles and the Impact of Second Chances

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