Episode 14

The Prison Post #14 Zakiya Prince, Repeal California's Three Strikes Law Coalition

Published on: 11th November, 2020

Zakiya is currently working with the Repeal California’s Three Strikes Law Coalition as the Campaign Lead to build a coalition of grassroots organizations, community stakeholders, and impacted people to repeal the Three Strikes law with a ballot initiative in 2022. Zakiya Prince is a graduate of California State University, Northridge and has worked as an educator and social worker for the last several years. She has been a fierce advocate for her husband, who was sentenced under California’s Three Strikes law, and for many others who are directly impacted by the carceral system.  She has dedicated her life to disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline, fighting to end mass incarceration and empowering people who have been oppressed to fight for the freedoms they deserve. 

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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.