Episode 1

The Prison Post #1 Vanessa & David Sloane, Life Support Alliance

Published on: 12th August, 2020

Welcome to The Prison Post. This is your podcast for conversations surrounding the need to reform prisons from the perspectives of formerly incarcerated people, community members, and leaders in the restorative justice movement. The Prison Post will feature an episode every Wednesday with people who are in the fight to restore lives and heal communities.

This week we’ll be having a conversation with Vanessa and David Sloane. Vanessa Sloane is the Director and Cofounder of Life Support Alliance. She is a recognized veteran of more than 25 years in the prison reform movement. She’s also the editor of the California Lifer Newsletter and is married to David Sloane, a paroled lifer. David served over 23 years of a life sentence in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He brings a unique perspective to the challenges that people face after serving life sentences. While on parole himself, David was approved to return to several prisons as one of LSA’s program facilitators. Life Support Alliance’s workshops are for people with life-sentences who are working hard for their freedom.

Thank you for listening to The Prison Post, a production of the CROP Organization. We’ll be sharing more stories from the world of prison reform and restorative justice, so please join us. You can listen to The Prison Post on all major podcasting platforms. Subscribe to our video cast on YouTube and like us on Facebook at The Prison Post and at Creating Restorative Opportunities andPrograms.

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The Prison Post
Transforming Lives and Healing Communities by Reimagining Reentry
The Prison Post is a podcast interviewing leaders in the criminal justice reform, restorative justice, and social justice movements. In addition, we share the transformational stories of the currently and formerly incarcerated and highlight what CROP Organization is doing by reimagining reentry for returning citizens.
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Richard Mireles

With a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management from California Coast University, Richard is a dynamic public speaker and expert communicator with Advanced Leadership and Communication certifications with the world recognized Toastmasters International. Having spent over 21 years inside of CDCR, Richard made abundant contributions as a cofounder of the Inside Solutions think-tank and lead intern for the CROP Organization’s programs offered within institutions. An inspiring leader and powerful orator with over 35 transformational coaching seminars and workshops, Richard possesses the uncanny ability to capture a room's attention while conveying impactful messages to any audience. He has an advanced certification as an Alcohol and Other Drug counselor (receiving a certificate of recognition from the California State Senate for his contributions to the recovery community) and was the only known incarcerated person to earn the status of associate trainer for John Maxwell’s EQUIP Leadership and its Million Leader Mandate.