Criminal justice and rehabilitation

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Barbara Rhode, founder of the Red Tent Women’s Initiative in St. Petersburg, talks about the non-profit’s trauma-centered program that gives women at the end of their incarceration counseling, education and the tools for a successful life after confinement. She was joined by Melissa Greene, a past participant in the Red Tent Initiative. We also heard from state Rep. Dianne Hart,  from Tampa, who chairs the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, a group of established in the 1960s. She talked to WaveMakers about Gov. Ron DeSantis, Black history and her efforts to bring more humane conditions to Florida’s prison system. 

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