On The Count is an independent progressive radio program and news gathering collective created by formerly incarcerated activist academic professionals in 2002. It was created to provide a platform for the discussion of alternative global narratives on crime, punishment and community well-being that travel beyond current criminal, economic and social justice practices to arrive at new models for attaining human justice. It seeks to present the free and fair expression of democratic communications that challenge corporate media’s information monopoly and the values that undermine collective resistance to injustice. It serves to articulate a non-traditional vision, analysis and recommendations that propel public policy past mass incarceration and reentry social service solutions, to a new paradigm for achieving public safety and human justice.
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Each month we will feature two formerly incarcerated people, a woman and a man, who we have selected as our Citizens of the Month. We highlight these two to celebrate their success, but equally important for their selfless commitment to social change, their dedicated advocacy or social service provision on behalf of our population and their personal achievement. They represent the best of us and serve as role models for what we can each aspire to become.
On April 13, 1994, Dr. Kirk Anthony James was sentenced to a ‘Life” under the “Rockefeller Drug Laws”. As a first time offender, he served “9-YEARS” in various New York State prisons. Released on March 25, 2003, he has earned a bachelors degree, a master degree, and recently completed his doctoral degree from the school of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He aims to inform a new human paradigm by illuminating the injustices of the justice system, the prevalence of trauma in the human psyche, and its ubiquitous manifestation in various systems of oppression.
He is a pragmatically idealistic humanitarian and educator with over 10 years experience serving in various leadership roles within organizations and agencies committed to transformative education, and social justice. More
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By Robin McGinty,
Editorial Director, On The Count!
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Every minute’s delay compromises Lynne Stewart’s life and her access to the comprehensive treatment plan prepared for her at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York,” Ralph Poynter, Lynn's husband declared, adding that “Her weakened condition and the ominous drop in her white blood cell count required the prison to place Lynne in isolation, as she faces the risk of generalized infection.” Sign petition