Mentors Change Lives

Tony Ortiz rebuilt his life after incarceration and after years of hard work and training he was able to launch his own company. It gave him independence and a way to support his family. He has also invested his time as a mentor with Youth for Christ Denver. Tony invests into young people by employing Read more about Mentors Change Lives[…]

Incarcerating Kids

Working with kids is hard. But working with incarcerated kids is the ultimate challenge and it is a growing problem. Many kids who have been incarcerated find their way into adult prison. To help us understand this issue and the kids involved I have invited Preston Adams from Youth for Christ to join me on Read more about Incarcerating Kids[…]

“Rethinking Incarceration” – School to Prison Pipeline

Many factors contribute to our massive rates of incarceration and one of the most disturbing causes is the school to prison pipeline. Kids as young as preschool are being suspended and fast tracked to a life of incarceration. I have invited Dominique Gilliard, author of the new book “Rethinking Incarceration”, back on the show to Read more about “Rethinking Incarceration” – School to Prison Pipeline[…]

“Rethinking Incarceration” – The Role of the Church

“Punishment devoid of grace is not justice but vengeance.” This is one of many powerful quotes from the new book Rethinking Incarceration by Dominique Gilliard. And on todays show you get to hear from Dominique. We are discussing the role of the church in mass incarceration. You can connect with Dominique at his website DominiqueGilliard.com. Read more about “Rethinking Incarceration” – The Role of the Church[…]

False Confessions

If you didn’t commit a crime why would you confess to the police? It seems unreasonable to think that anyone would do such a thing yet it happens more than you can imagine. This is the premise of the Netflix Documentary Series “The Confession Tape.” On today’s episode, I am joined by Producer Kelly Loudenberg Read more about False Confessions[…]

Activate Our Communities

Jobs are great but often for the working poor it is not enough to pull them out of generational poverty and if you have a felony it becomes that much more difficult. That is why we must focus not just on placing these people in a job but preparing them for a career. My guests Read more about Activate Our Communities[…]

A Spring of Hope

Hope comes in many forms and at Spring Back Colorado hope is measured in mattresses. Thousands of mattresses. I had a chance to tour their Denver facility and meet the amazing men who work tirelessly day in and day out to rebuild their lives. For them it’s not just a job. It’s a family. A Read more about A Spring of Hope[…]

An Addicts Redemption

This story is the ultimate reminder to never count anyone out. Redemption is possible for everyone regardless if they are in the throes of addiction or have been incarcerated for 40 years. My guest today is CB Barthlow who just became the teaching pastor for the Denver Dream Center

Ministry in a Military Prison

Most people forget that all over the country men and women are serving time in military prisons. These prisons function mostly the same way as state and federal penitentiaries but are used mainly as a way to reform the service members and get them back into duty. But many have dealt with trauma their entire Read more about Ministry in a Military Prison[…]

Justice Film Series – 13th

The Netflix documentary “13th” explores the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and how that shaped mass incarceration in this country. The Mile High Vineyard in Colorado hosted a screening of this film as part of their Justice Film Series. After the film, I had the honor in participating on a panel with Mary Tellis from Read more about Justice Film Series – 13th[…]