Episode 2

The Prison Post #2 Miguel Garcia, Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Published on: 19th August, 2020

Welcome to The Prison Post. This is your podcast for conversations surrounding the need to reform prisons from the perspective of formerly incarcerated people, community members, and leaders of 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. In this episode we’ll be talking with Miguel Garcia, the Policy Coordinator at the Anti Recidivism Coalition. Miguel is heavily involved in his community as a youth justice advocate, a passion that began after his incarceration in the juvenile system. He received his Bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from the University of California, Riverside and serves as a public policy fellow with Human Rights Watch. The Prison Post is 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. See the video of this episode and subscribe to our videocast on YouTube at The Prison Post, like us on Facebook at The Prison Post and at Creating Restorative Opportunities and Programs.

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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.