Episode 12

The Prison Post #12 The Policy Hour with Ken Oliver featuring Michael Mendoza, ARC

Published on: 28th October, 2020

Welcome to The Prison Post. Today our guest is Michael Mendoza who is the Director of National Advocacy at the Anti Recidivism Coalition. This dynamic conversation includes Michael's transformational story, his journey to where he is today as a formerly incarcerated leader at the forefront of criminal justice reform, and his relationship with ARC founder, Scott Budnick. Michael shares his perspectives on advocacy and various new laws on the ballot this year. Join this conversation and hear Michael's views on various ballot measures. #theprisonpost #theprisonpostpodcast #CROPOrganization #workingtogethertorestorelives #thepolicyhourwithkenoliver #criminaljusticereform #restorativejustice #AntiRecidivismCoalition

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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.