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Today on Felony Friday Jennifer Myers joins host John Odermatt. Jennifer is an author, speaker, federal prison consultant, and advocate for women in prison and youth with incarcerated parents. She is the founder of LA Myers consulting, a prison consulting business that prepares first-time, nonviolent offenders and their families for federal prison.

Jennifer also is co-founder of Voices of UNcarceration; a series of creative media production projects that bring to light the impact of incarceration on California families and communities. She is co-founder of R.I.S.E. to Empower, a nonprofit that empowers girls and young women to make positive choices. Her memoir, Trafficking the Good Life, was a finalist in the 2014 San Diego Book & Writing awards. 

Listen here as Jennifer shares how she went from marijuana trafficking, to convicted felon and finally to helping so many women in federal prison to adjust and find hope in an otherwise awful situation. 

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In this week's Electric Libertyland, Brian observes the days-long silence from top Democrats on Harvey Weinstein's grope-gate scandal, talks about the United States embarrassing itself at the U.N. discussing death sentences for gays, looks at a Miami Dolphins coach Christopher Foerster being outed on social media as a drug user because "social justice," and examines the insane amount of corruption in Latin American and Caribbean countries' public services. And to wrap it up: will Rand Paul cave on Trump's tax plan in exchange for some love on health insurance?

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On today's episode recent clemency recipient Ramona Brant joined the show to share her powerful story. In 1995, Ramona was sentenced to life in prison for a cocaine offense related to her then-boyfriend’s drug dealing. At her sentencing the judge said he was “shocked at the severity of the sentence,” BUT he had no legal discretion to sentence her to less time. 

Ramona spent 20 years in prison, before finally receiving a commutation from President Obama in 2015, and was released to a halfway house in February 2016. In March 2016, Ramona met President Obama during a special lunch for commutation recipients, and participated in a White House briefing on clemency, where she shared her story. Ramona is now the PR Director of the CAN-DO Guardian Angel program that has paired over 40 Guardian Angels with approximately 50 clemency applicants. 

You can find the show notes page >here<

Check out the Felony Friday archive for all previous articles and podcasts. 
 
Also, for more Lions of Liberty content check out the Podcast archive! 

Submit any qu estions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App 

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On today's episode of Felony Friday former felon and clemency recipient Jamael Nettles. This is Part 2 of the interview, please go back and listen to Part 1 is you haven't yet.

In part 1 Jamael shared how his environment growing up steered him towards drug dealing. He discussed how he grew up in a drug culture. When he found success and started making money selling drugs, he became respected by his family and friends. Jamael grew addicted to the high of drug dealing.

In today's episode, Part 2 of  the interview, Jamael will have you on the edge of your seat. The events that led to Jameal's arrest and conviction are shocking and tragic. He does a tremendous job sharing his heart wrenching story. 

After being shot 5 times during a violent break-in at his home, Jamael Nettles of Mobile was sentenced to 365 months imprisonment and four years supervised release in 2006 for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; and simple possession of marijuana

Jameal served 11 years in prison. He received clemency from President Obama December 19, 2016. And was release to a half-way house in January of this year and was released from the halfway house on Apr 18. This is his story.

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On today's episode of Felony Friday former felon and clemency recipient Jamael Nettles shares his unbelievable story. This episode is the first of two parts of Jamael's story. Jamael will have you on the edge of your seat. The events that led to Jameal's arrest and conviction are shocking and tragic. He does a tremendous job sharing the details of his story. He takes the listener on a journey though his life, from the drug culture where he was raised, to becoming a wildly successful teenage drug dealer and finally the break-in at his home that resulted in him being shot 5 times and ultimately sentenced to 30 years in prison for non-violent drug crimes.

Jamael Nettles of Mobile was sentenced to 365 months imprisonment and four years supervised release in 2006 for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; and simple possession of marijuana

Jameal served 11 years in prison. He received clemency from President Obama December 19, 2016. And was release to a half-way house in January of this year and was released from the halfway house on Apr 18. This is his story.

You can find the show notes page >here<

Check out the Felony Friday archive for all previous articles and podcasts. 
 
Also, for more Lions of Liberty content check out the Podcast archive! 

Submit any qu estions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App 

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On today's episode, Johann Hari joins the show to share why he believes the War on Drugs is a horrible way to deal with drug abuse. Hari says that not only does the drug war fail to solve the drug problem, but it actually makes the situation much, much worse! 

Johann Hari is a British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Nation, Slate, and the Sydney Morning Herald. For 9 years he was a lead op-ed columnist for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers. He graduated from King’s College, Cambridge with a double first in Social and Political Sciences in 2001. He is the author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs This book should be required reading for every individual. It's truly an eye opener.

You can find the show notes page >here<

Check out the Felony Friday archive for all previous articles and podcasts. 
 
Also, for more Lions of Liberty content check out the Podcast archive! 

Submit any qu estions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App 

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You can find the show notes page >here<

Check out the Felony Friday archive for all previous articles and podcasts. 
 
Also, for more Lions of Liberty content check out the Podcast archive! 

Submit any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App 

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You can find the show notes page >here<

Check out the Felony Friday archive for all previous articles and podcasts. 
 
Also, for more Lions of Liberty content check out the Podcast archive! 

Submit any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App 

Join the conversation in our private Facebook Group: The Lions of Liberty Forum!

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On today's episode of Felony Friday host John Odermatt unveils a unique format for the show. Instead of being joined by a guest, this is a special, first of a kind solo show hosted by John. As always on Felony Friday, there are some incredible topics to analyze. First, John talks about a couple criminal justice stories that you should be sharing and discussing with your friends. Next, he weighs in on some stories that have been discussed in the mainstream media, but as per usual the main stream media has missed the most important takeaway. And lastly, John weighs in on a controversial topic and asks if "it's a crime, and if they should do time." 

You can find the show notes page >here<

Check out the Felony Friday archive for all previous articles and podcasts. 
 
Also, for more Lions of Liberty content check out the Podcast archive! 

Submit any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to felonyfriday@lionsofliberty.comThis show is not my soapbox, it is a vehicle to communicate and amplify the injustices rampant in the criminal justice system. We need your help to make it the best it can possibly be! If you like what you hear please share it with a friend and subscribe for free via iTunes (don’t forget to leave us a rating and review ;) ) or the Stitcher Radio App 

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In today's Electric Libertyland, Brian McWilliams recaps his experience at Day 2 of Politicon 2017, where he took in various conversations with the libertarians in attendance, chatting with members of the Taliesin Nexus and the CA Libertarian Party booth buds, and also hopping through various panels and talks during the day. These included: Roger Stone, From Russia With Trump, What Now, Republicans?, and the debate du jour, TYT's Cenk Uygur vs. DailyWire's Ben Shapiro.

Show notes at Lions of Liberty

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