Quarterly CA report on prison visiting
CA to present quarterly report on prison visiting live on the air
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Tune in on Saturday, August 31 to On The Count, as the Correctional Association joins host Eddie Ellis to deliver its regular quarterly Prison Visiting Report to listeners.
During these quarterly reports the Correctional Association provides a comprehensive review of our agenda, findings and recommendations for the New York State prisons we have visited over the past several months.
Our reporting team this quarter will be headed by Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director of the CA, and Jack Beck, the Director of the Correctional Association’s Prison Visiting Project.
On the Count is a weekly hour-long show regularly hosted by Eddie Ellis on WBAI Pacifica Radio, 99.5fm. The program can currently be heard in approximately 17 prisons throughout the mid-Hudson region.
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