Brian Daldorph, Mentoring Prison Poets; and How Has Juvenile Justice Reform Progressed In Kansas?

Brian Daldorph, Mentoring Prison Poets
We replay an interview from June of 2018

Brian Daldorph has been involved with prison poetry programs at the Lawrence Jail and the Kansas Penitentiary at Lansing, KS. He is the Editor/Poetry Editor of Coal City Review, an Independent Literary Review published annually by the Coal City Review Press. The 2018 edition of the Coal City Review features the Poets of Lansing Prison.

Guest Host Arlin Buyert returns to talk to Brian Daldorph about his background, how he got interested in poetry, doing poetry at the jail, why he keeps doing it and what he gets out of it. He will read some poems out of the latest issue of Coal City Review too.

Website for Coal City Review –

Brian Daldorph
University of Kansas
English Department
Lawrence, KS 66045

How Has Juvenile Justice Reform Progressed In Kansas?
Juvenile Justice - Kansas Appleseed 2

In 2016 Kansas Legislature passed a bill reforming the Juvenile Justice System. Host Craig Lubow talks with Mike Fonkert of Kansas Appleseed to discuss what is still needed to achieve the reform envisioned by the Juvenile Justice Reform bill passed three year ago. They will also talk about the problems that still exist in the Kansas Juvenile Justice system.
Kansas Appleseed website –
Phone – 785-856-0917
Email –

The JoJR Calendar for the week of May 13th

The 7th Annual National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth runs from May 17th thru May 24th The National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth is a fully-volunteer project organized by hundreds of groups and individuals around the United States. They are looking for groups and individuals around the United States to organize events because they believe another world is possible, and it begins with community based programs and alternatives such as rehabilitation, therapy, counseling, job readiness workshops, tutoring, and transformative and restorative justice programs in the community and in schools to address conflicts. If you would like to find out more or get involved find them on Face Book at stopincarceratingyouth or call 315-657-2911 or by email at
Corey’s Network invites survivors of murder to their weekly workshops to learn how to deal with grief, the media, investigations, court, and moving forward after a homicide has occurred. This is a workshop, not a grief group. You should bring something to take notes with and please include only those individuals mature enough in age to deal with issues being covered during the meeting. The next workshop, Beginning The Journey, will be held Monday May 13th from 6 to 8 PM at the Church of the Four Corners, 14300 E. US HWY 40, KCMO. The church is located East of the HyVee at 40 Hwy and Noland Rd. For more information and listing of future workshops call 816-834-9161 or email
or check them out on Face Book at Corey’s Network, Inc.

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