Medical Parole Denied to Inmates and Willow Speaks About National Domestic Violence Month

Medical Parole Denied to Inmates

Crossroads remains in some state of lockdown after over four months.  Host Latahra Smith, organizer of Missouri Families for Inmate Rights, speaks with family members of James Bell and Michael Scott. They are inmates at the CROSSROADS CORRECTIONAL CENTER whose medical prognoses gives them each 3-6 months left to live.  Scott and Bell applied for medical parole but their requests have either been denied or ignored by Missouri Department of Corrections.

Willow Speaks About National Domestic Violence Month
Willow Domestic Violence Center

Will Averill, Directory of Community Engagement at Willow Domestic Violence Center, returns to discuss the fact that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Host Melvin Merritt and Will Averill talk about upcoming public events to raise awareness and to help empower survivors, male and female, to rebuild and regrow after domestic violence.  Willow Domestic Violence Center has an upcoming event on October 20, 2017: the 1 in 4: Male Survivor Stories.

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The JoJR Calendar for the week of October 8th

Crossroads Correctional Center Family And Friends Advocacy Group will hold their monthly meeting Saturday 13th, 11am to 1pm at the Southeast Branch Library. There will be updates on conditions at CRCC and the lawsuit against the Department of Corrections. Due to illness last weeks meeting was postponed, monthly meetings will resume on the 1st Saturday of the month starting in November.
Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters will have their monthly meeting Saturday, October 13th from noon to 2pm at the Waldo Branch Library, 201 East 75th Street, KCMO If you have a loved one that is incarcerated and need advice and support MISD has members that may be able to help.
Survivors Unite is uniting families who have lost a loved one to violent crime. They understand that grief is experienced in different stages and help families heal and learn to properly release their emotions. Survivors United meets every third Monday of the month and will meet Monday October 15th, 7pm at Margaret’s Place, 7217 Troost, KCMO.
The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants will have their monthly meeting Monday, October 15th, 6:30pm at the Chestnut Avenue Family Resource Center, 3811 Chestnut Ave, KCMO. They will be discussing the results of their recent conference and future activities.


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