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The Re-Entry Journey: Attacking Recidivism

The Re-Entry Journey: Attacking Recidivism

By Kardell Sims


This podcast highlights returning citizens journey before, during, and after prison along with those who workin the re-entry fields. Kardell Sims, the host, is a prison expert and re-entry coach, who has done state and federal prison time.
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The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 58 - David Gethers(Defy The Odds)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 58 - David Gethers(Defy The Odds)
David A. Gethers  is a Disable Veteran, the Founder of DAG SPEAKS LLC, and the author of WeakDay Remedies: A Transformational Journal. David is an expert on Successful Reentry, Transformation and Transition, and Cognitive Behavior. David has created programs and frameworks that address, prevention, diversion and reentry. He assists Justice Impacted Veterans, Justice Impacted Youth, and Justice Impacted Citizens overcome various barriers they face. Using his book, WeakDay Remedies, Journaling exercises and interactive workshops, David has created a TRANSFORMATION framework that helps others Defy The Odds. His subject matters are: 1. The Ugly Truth: Tragedy Transformation and Triumph 2. Defy The Odds: Overcoming Adversity 3. Decision Making: The B.I.O of Decisions 4. Intentional Success: Disciplines 4 Desired Results 5. Emotional Intelligence: Coping Skills for challenges   As a Justice Impacted Veteran himself, David knows the challenges and barriers Justice Impacted Citizens face from day to day. In 2013, David was released 15 years earlier than expected (another miracle story) from a 30-year prison sentence. Having only a high school diploma, a strong resolve, and a plan and purpose to transform his life; David would do just that! In 2014 at Governor State University (after initially being denied due to his felony conviction), he began his college career. David would go on to become the Vice-President of the Student Senate, implementing changes and transformation, and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication in 2016. David also, earned his Master’s degree in Urban Ministry from Olivet Nazarene University in 2019. David looks forward to partnering with you to impact and transform the lives of individuals in your organization.
49:56
December 08, 2022
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 57 - Portia Louder(Living Louder)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 57 - Portia Louder(Living Louder)
Portia Louder spent 4.5 years in prison and her life was transformed. She speaks openly about her mistakes and what it took to move past them. Portia is a writer, speaker, photographer, and advocate. She enjoys the simple things in live, and is passionate about sharing the humanity of people in prison.
46:50
December 08, 2022
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 56 - William Palmer (Breaking Out News)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 56 - William Palmer (Breaking Out News)
From 17 year old high school dropout to the San Francisco Reentry Council William’s journey has been a breakout story. Self educated he is an award winning entrepreneur and leader. He successfully took the California Board of Prison Hearings to court and won a constitutional excessive punishment ruling. This changed Youth Offenders Hearings regulations that released him and thousands of others. He’s a member of the SF Jail Justice Coalition and sits on the San Francisco Sheriff Department Oversight Board . As the Editor in Chief of the SF Bay View newspaper he plans to write the lead for Black First Unity.
58:30
December 07, 2022
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 55 - Robert Haywood-James(Turning adversities into Opportunities)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 55 - Robert Haywood-James(Turning adversities into Opportunities)
The first steps into my leadership journey(Reentry) was realizing that the most important things i needed to accomplish upon my reentry resulted from the gradual process of learning.
01:11:37
December 03, 2022
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 54 - Dallas Richey(Fatherhood, Faithfulness, And Forgiveness)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 54 - Dallas Richey(Fatherhood, Faithfulness, And Forgiveness)
Mr. Richey describes himself as: “a former drug dealer who terrorized the streets of Tuscaloosa in the late 1990’s. He faced many criminal charges in which he was later convicted, however; Dallas paid his debt to society and is now advocating for those who have made mistakes and are looking for a fresh start outside the walls
43:37
December 01, 2022
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 53 - Kirsten Dunn(Prison to Politics)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 53 - Kirsten Dunn(Prison to Politics)
From Prison to Politics www.Kirstenspeaks.com kirstendunnformayor.carrd.co Booking@kirstenspeaks.com Instagram, Facebook, and Linked in @Kirstenelisedunn I'm going live using StreamYard! Before leaving a comment, please grant StreamYard permission to see your name at streamyard.com/facebook
01:09:05
April 27, 2022
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 52 - Andy Williams
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 52 - Andy Williams
From prison to Presidential Candidate
56:10
March 17, 2022
The Re Entry Journey: Episode 51 - Hakim Kashif(From Prison to College Graduate)
The Re Entry Journey: Episode 51 - Hakim Kashif(From Prison to College Graduate)
Hakim shares his journey after 21 years of incarceration to getting his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice
01:00:15
February 27, 2022
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 50 - Percy Glover(Genesee County Deputy Sheriff Ambassador)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 50 - Percy Glover(Genesee County Deputy Sheriff Ambassador)
Percy shares his journey from being incarcerated to becoming a county deputy sheriff ambassador
58:36
February 27, 2022
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 49 - Tito Guerrero(Success through Adversity)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 49 - Tito Guerrero(Success through Adversity)
Titio shares his journey from being convicted and sentenced to 15 years - LIfe, being re-sentenced and making the transition back into society after 12 years in prison
01:09:18
February 22, 2022
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 48 - Travis Believes(The Sky isn't the limit, your beliefs are)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 48 - Travis Believes(The Sky isn't the limit, your beliefs are)
Travis shares his story from incarceration to becoming a successful entrepreneur. 
57:41
January 16, 2022
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 47 - Laurence Weed(On The Inside)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 47 - Laurence Weed(On The Inside)
Laurence shares his story of how he prepares for re-entry while doing a 45 - Life sentence
43:54
December 08, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 46 - Dean Lloyd(Other Wordz Changing the world)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 46 - Dean Lloyd(Other Wordz Changing the world)
Dean Lloyd shares his journey from being privileged to incarceration and going through discrimination after doing prison time
01:07:55
December 08, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 45 - Dr. Lorrie Trout(There is Hope)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 45 - Dr. Lorrie Trout(There is Hope)
Dr. Trout talks of her journey of incarceration to providing transitional housing for women getting out of prison.
33:33
December 05, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 44 - Juanita Headley(False Imprisonment)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 44 - Juanita Headley(False Imprisonment)
Juanita shares her journey of human trafficking abolitionist and her false imprisonment 
52:49
December 04, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey 43 - Dr. Sandra Smith(My Re-Entry Recovery Journey)
The Re-Entry Journey 43 - Dr. Sandra Smith(My Re-Entry Recovery Journey)
Dr. Sandra Smith shares her journey of incarceration to starting a peer support program for formerly incarcerated individuals
55:24
November 18, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey - Episode 42 - Ron Tate(Re-Entry Coding)
The Re-Entry Journey - Episode 42 - Ron Tate(Re-Entry Coding)
Ron comes on to share his story and the work he does in teaching formerly incarcerated individuals coding
01:04:36
November 18, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 41 - Cheryl Armstrong(Transcending Limitations)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 41 - Cheryl Armstrong(Transcending Limitations)
Cheryl shares her journey after bouncing back from a 96 year prison sentence in which she did 26 years
43:48
November 09, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 40 - Kaysia Earley(Avoid the T.R.A.P.S.)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 40 - Kaysia Earley(Avoid the T.R.A.P.S.)
Kaysia shares her journey of being incarcerated to becoming a criminal defense attorney and owning her own firm
43:25
October 28, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 38 - Travis Richey(AccomplishED Ventures)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 38 - Travis Richey(AccomplishED Ventures)
Travis shares his amazing journey of fulfillment and the process after being in the financial world then going to prison.
54:53
October 19, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 39 - Quenten Sims(Living life on life's terms)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 39 - Quenten Sims(Living life on life's terms)
Quenten shares his story of join back and forth to prison. Doing a total of 27 years, Quenten talks about the changes he had to make in order to not go back to prison
56:54
October 19, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 37 - Angela Antoine(House of Dreams)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 37 - Angela Antoine(House of Dreams)
Angela shares her story and her upbringing, criminal lifestyle, prison, and how she overcame it all
38:04
October 10, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 36 - Joseph P Langdon(Win or Lose)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 36 - Joseph P Langdon(Win or Lose)
Joseph P Langdon shares his story from the sandbox to the cell block
49:46
October 05, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 35 - Adam Grant(obstacles as opportunities)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 35 - Adam Grant(obstacles as opportunities)
Adam shares his story with us along with Journey
54:21
October 05, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 30 - David Garlock(The multi faceted advocate)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 30 - David Garlock(The multi faceted advocate)
David shares his story of redemption
43:50
August 19, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 34 - Tony Wolf(The Great Injustice)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 34 - Tony Wolf(The Great Injustice)
Tony shares his story of wrongfully convicted getting released and reaching back
52:23
August 18, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 31 - JoyBelle Phelan(Rising from the ashes)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 31 - JoyBelle Phelan(Rising from the ashes)
Belle shares her story on how she bounced back after a couple trips to prison
42:07
August 12, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 33 - Shaun LeFlore(Finding Power in Saying NO)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 33 - Shaun LeFlore(Finding Power in Saying NO)
Shaun shares his journey and finding the power in saying no
40:37
August 12, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 32 - Andre Peart( Con Connect)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 32 - Andre Peart( Con Connect)
Andre shares his story from prison to building an social media platform for formerly incarcerated individuals and agencies who work along side of them
36:09
August 12, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 29 - Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad(Mothering from the field)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 29 - Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad(Mothering from the field)
Dr. Muhammad is founder of Project Iron Kids, an initiative to educate and empower children of incarcerated parents. She co-published the first coloring book for children of the incarcerated, titled The Prison Alphabet: An Educational Coloring Book for Children of the Incarcerated. Her work has been translated in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and French. In addition, Dr. Muhammad is the author of two criminal justice textbooks, is working to complete a manuscript on success and resilience among children of the incarcerated and a co-edited anthology titled “Mothering From The Field”.
46:34
July 21, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 25 - Dancin Dave(Surviving The System)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 25 - Dancin Dave(Surviving The System)
Dave Kucinsky shares his story
58:52
July 16, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 27 - Princess Brownfield(Rebuilding & Flourishing)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 27 - Princess Brownfield(Rebuilding & Flourishing)
Princess shares her story about going from prison to creating the crown elevate project
50:26
July 16, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 28 - Aaron Smith(Escaping the Odds)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 28 - Aaron Smith(Escaping the Odds)
Aaron shares his journey from federal prison to starting escaping the odds
36:02
July 16, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 26 - Helen "Skip" Skipper(Creating a Justice Peer Initiative in NYC
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 26 - Helen "Skip" Skipper(Creating a Justice Peer Initiative in NYC
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.
46:22
June 15, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 24 - Ken Vick(Gaining Success)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 24 - Ken Vick(Gaining Success)
"This is what Recovery looks like. “Are they stumbling block or stepping stones? It’s your choice.”
33:40
May 25, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 23 - Johnny Allen(My Testimony)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 23 - Johnny Allen(My Testimony)
Johnny Allen shares how he overcame addiction and prison after being told to leave his dreams and hopes behind
29:21
April 22, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 22 - Jonathan Smith-El(Wrongfully Convicted)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 22 - Jonathan Smith-El(Wrongfully Convicted)
Smith-EL shares his story with us
35:40
April 13, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 21-Sean Oliver(Jails to Jobs)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 21-Sean Oliver(Jails to Jobs)
Sean Oliver shares his story and knowledge of how he bounced back after doing almost 3 decades inside of prison
47:57
April 06, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 20 - Latourous Pritchett(Staying Out Of The Way)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 20 - Latourous Pritchett(Staying Out Of The Way)
Just know that the Streetz don’t love no one. Don’t be like me and find out to late that it’s a better life just by working hard and knowing who is real and who is not.
49:37
March 23, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 19 - Blossom Rodgers(Watch God Work)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 19 - Blossom Rodgers(Watch God Work)
Blossom shares her story about her journey that led to her addiction then to her criminal lifestyle to prison and her recovery
41:58
March 16, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 18 - Adena Harmon(Back to my roots)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 18 - Adena Harmon(Back to my roots)
Adena shares her story from Inmate to Entrepreneur, Prison to Patent
54:01
March 11, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 17 - Matt McMullen(Police-Prison-Paralegal)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 17 - Matt McMullen(Police-Prison-Paralegal)
Matt shares his story of how he went from one side of the law to the other side of the law
45:51
March 02, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 16 - Michael Hirschman(TrackTechLLC Ceo)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 16 - Michael Hirschman(TrackTechLLC Ceo)
Michael Hirschman shares his company information and how it changes the community supervision world
01:00:55
February 23, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 15 - Ed Hennings(The Comeback Coach)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 15 - Ed Hennings(The Comeback Coach)
Ed shares his story of doing 20 years in prison then getting out and grinding hard to secure his comeback.
55:47
February 16, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 14 - Tracy Stanton(Prison to Empowerment)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 14 - Tracy Stanton(Prison to Empowerment)
Tracy shares her story from addiction to ambition
01:00:46
February 09, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 13 - Coach T(Felon To Phenomenal)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 13 - Coach T(Felon To Phenomenal)
Coach T talks about her journey being labeled a felon
23:13
February 02, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey:Episode 12 - Tiffany Gibson(Prison Reformer & Social Justice Advocate)
The Re-Entry Journey:Episode 12 - Tiffany Gibson(Prison Reformer & Social Justice Advocate)
Tiffany Gibson shares her story and knowledge on her life before, during, and after prison.
39:45
January 26, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey:Episode 11 - Frederick Wilson (Max Prison to Max Purpose)
The Re-Entry Journey:Episode 11 - Frederick Wilson (Max Prison to Max Purpose)
Frederick share his story and purpose on The Re-Entry Journey podcast 
45:33
January 19, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 10 - Rojonah Harris(Prison suit to Power Suit)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 10 - Rojonah Harris(Prison suit to Power Suit)
Rojonah Harris shares her story before, during, and after prison.
41:33
January 12, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 9 - Sheena Renea(Prison did not beak me)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 9 - Sheena Renea(Prison did not beak me)
Our guest Sheena Renea shares her story of being sentenced to death by incarceration and overcoming that then trying to make a trasition back into society after being in prison for 25 years
40:47
January 05, 2021
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 8 - Jennifer Brown(All odds against me)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 8 - Jennifer Brown(All odds against me)
Jennifer shares her story from being a drug addict to going to prison and getting out and become an substance abuse counselor
40:16
December 29, 2020
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 7 -Dr. Craig Waleed(Prison To Promise)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 7 -Dr. Craig Waleed(Prison To Promise)
Join us as Dr. Craig Waleed share his story from incarceration to attaining 4 degrees
58:20
December 22, 2020
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 6 - Kardell Sims (Inmate To Inmate)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 6 - Kardell Sims (Inmate To Inmate)
Episode 6 I decided to share my story for the audience.
41:06
December 16, 2020
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 6 - Kyle Hollins (Service=King)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 6 - Kyle Hollins (Service=King)
Kyle Hollins breaks down his journey from prison to becoming a business owner
59:51
December 16, 2020
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 4 - David Hopper (Be Unstoppable)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 4 - David Hopper (Be Unstoppable)
My interview with David Hopper as he talks about his life and transition
01:05:46
December 16, 2020
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 3 - Lester Young - Stages of Re-Entry
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 3 - Lester Young - Stages of Re-Entry
Episode 3 of The Re-Entry Journey Podcast our guest was Lester Young. He shared powerful information and gave us his story how he overcame the odds by writing his vision down and following the blueprint
51:42
December 16, 2020
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 2 - Marissa Matthews (Fallen Felon)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 2 - Marissa Matthews (Fallen Felon)
Marissa Matthews shares her story with us and how she became a fallen felon
48:19
December 16, 2020
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 1 - Michael Monroe(Stay down til you come up)
The Re-Entry Journey: Episode 1 - Michael Monroe(Stay down til you come up)
Michael Monroe went from being a drug kingpin to working for McDonald's for minimum wage
01:12:10
December 16, 2020