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Miriam Jacobs From Netherlands With Comparison of Prisons Between Two Countries

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Tuesday July 21, 2020 from 4:00 pm. to 5:30 pm  (EDT)  Call In Number (657) 383-1630

Hello everyone, I am Leonna Abraham Brandao, Host for Blog Talk Radio/ Shedding Light. Guest, Miriam Jacobs a psychosocial therapist and BA philosopher, joins us again, to discuss her extensive research into the penal systems and how they affect people. She worked in the Dutch prison system with restorative justice, and from that experience, she developed a vision on the approach of incarceration, called deeper justice. Deeper Justice means literally doing justice to oneself on a deeper level. This is further interpreted as time in prison used for gaining self-insight and insight into what led to the crime. So, it's not about why one offended. But the question as to what actually lead to that moment he/she committed the crime.Ms. Jacob concluded, there is no judgement, but a search behind judgement for the person behind the incarcerated man or woman. I found Ms. Jacob to have enormous insight into the causes, effects, downfalls and unfortunate consequences into the lives of so many incarcerated individuals. She is going to share her research and finding, in addition to her experiences in interacting with prisoners in the U.S. and Netherlands. Ms. Jacobs will also discuss the communication from two complete different worlds, with different codes and cultures as in the free world, where there is a current fight against racism. She will focus mainly on how penalty is determined, What Judges look at in the individual/s and various situations, in addition to other decision making factors. She will expand the discussion to include, Detention damage,  Solitary confinement,  what the Housing of Prisoners looks like, their Daily programs, Healthcare in prison and their Forensic clinics. So, I won't waste any more time.  Let's welcome Miriam Jacobs.