On Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 9 am ET, Jeffrey Deskovic, CEO of The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice who was exonerated after serving sixteen years in prison, was our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant – The Voice of CT Criminal Justice. Live on WNHH 103.5 FM New Haven and live-streaming at newhavenindependent.org. Rebroadcast at 5 pm. Sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven – Now More Than Ever.
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Jeffrey Deskovic, M.A., is an internationally recognized wrongful conviction expert and Founder of The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, which has freed 7 wrongfully convicted people and helped pass legislation aimed at preventing wrongful conviction. Jeff is an advisory board member of the coalition group It Can Happen To You, which spearheaded a 6 year fight resulting in the passage of the countries first Commission On Prosecutor Conduct. Jeff’s advocacy work has been recognized through his receiving the New Yorker of the Week award; Humanitarian of the Year; and the 2018 Distinguished Alumn from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Jeff is projected to graduate from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in May, in pursuit of his dream of exonerating others as an attorney. Jeff dedicated his life to fighting wrongful convictions because he spent 16 years in prison for murder and rape- from ages 17-32- prior to being exonerated by DNA Testing that identified the actual perpetrator.
Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy and Jeff Grant is broadcast live at 9 am (ET) on the first and third Friday of each month from the WNHH 103.5 FM studios in New Haven, live-streamed everywhere at newhavenindependent.org. It is also on live on Facebook Live (video) at https://www.facebook.com/wnhhradio. It is rebroadcast on WNHH at 5 pm the same day. Find all of our shows archived on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/new-haven…/…/criminal-justice-insider. An article about each show is published a few days later in the New Haven Independent (newhavenindependent.org).
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Guests this fall/winter:
Fri., Sept. 9: Kennard Ray, CT Unlock the Vote and Candidate for CT State Legislator
Fri., Sept. 21: Louis L. Reed, National Organizer for #Cut50
Fri., Oct. 5: Sue Gunderman & Beth Hines, CT Reentry Roundtables
Fri., Oct. 19: Venice Michalsen, Assoc. Professor of Justice Studies, Montclair State University
Fri., Nov. 16: Andrew Clark, Director of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy, Central Connecticut State University
Fri., Dec. 7: Glenn E. Martin, Founder/Consultant of GEM Trainers and Past-President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA
Fri., Dec. 21: Fernando Muniz, CEO of Community Solutions, Inc., and community leader Rosa Correa.
Fri., Jan. 4: New Years Retrospective Show Looking Back at Past CJI Guests.
Fri. Jan. 18: Peter Henning, Law Prof. at Wayne State University and “White Collar Watch” columnist for the NY Times.
Fri., Feb. 1: Jeffrey Deskovic, CEO of The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation who was Exonerated after Serving 16 Years in Prison
Fri., Feb. 15: Jeffrey Abramowitz, Executive Director for Reentry Services, JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia.
Fri., Mar. 1, Rollin Cook, CT Commissioner of Correction
Fri., Mar. 15: Khalil Cumberbatch, Chief Strategist for New Yorkers United for Justice
Fri., Apr. 19: Gregg D. Caruso, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Corning & Co-Director of the Justice Without Retribution Network at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Fri., May 3: Michael Taylor, CEO of Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in the Greater New Haven area
Sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven – Now More Than Ever.