On today’s episode of Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by Aaron Kinzel. Aaron is a professor at the University of Michigan, a criminal justice reform advocate, and a formerly incarcerated individual. Aaron spent several months in juvenile detention facilities during his youth and nearly ten years straight in adult prisons. Upon release from prison Aaron was able to leave the life of crime that he led as a young teenager behind. Aaron chose to pursue a future in higher
Today on Felony Friday we have two incredible guests. They are both making their 2nd appearance on Felony Friday. I wanted to bring these two on back on the show to shine a light on many of the non-violent offenders who are still incarcerated. Now, this episode was recorded before President Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson. During this show, Alice was identified as an individual worthy of clemency. Thankfully, with a final push by Kim Kardashian and the
On today’s episode of Felony Friday, Mishelle O’shasky joins host John Odermatt to discuss her shocking experiences in the criminal justice system. Mishelle spent over twenty-two years tied up in the system in some form or fashion. Not until her third incarceration was she able to successfully reintegrate into the community. Peer support and access to services was a major component to her success. Since 2010, Mishelle has worked with individuals who suffer from mental illness and substance use. Mishelle has been a
Welcome back to Felony Friday! On today’s show Marc Clair joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt to discuss some felonies trending in the news! Here’s what we talked about: Sex-related charge dropped against Missouri governor Ex-Senator who called for gun control gets 5 years in prison for weapons trafficking Ex-Chipotle manager, accused of stealing $626, gets $8 million for wrongful termination Illinois Police Warn K-9s May Have to Be ‘Put Down’ if Marijuana Is Legalized Receive access to ALL of
Today on Felony Friday John is joined by Farrah Domeka. Farrah is a libertarian mom who home schools her six kids. She has a story to share that honestly is probably difficult for most people to believe. About thirteen years ago, she has suffered injustice as a result of absurd Florida laws. When Farrah was younger she made some questionable decisions. Shocking, a young adult making poor decisions! But she never did anything to harm another individual or to damage the
Today’s guest needs no introduction, but he’ll get one anyway. Adam Kokesh joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt to talk about his past run-ins with the law and his unique campaign for President, which if elected he will execute a peaceful dissolution of the federal government. Adam joined the Marines at age 17 and saw war first hand while serving during the Iraq War. In 2007 he joined Iraq Veterans Against the War and in 2008 he founded Veterans for Ron Paul.
John Ziegler joins the Felony Friday show for a fourth time to expose the out of control fraud that has occurred during the Penn State settlement process as a resulted of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. . Some background on John Ziegler, he’s a documentary filmmaker, director and author. John has a podcast called The World According to Zig, and he’s a columnist at Mediaite. And he’s without a doubt the most knowledgeable person on the Penn State/Sandusky/Paterno scandal. There are two reasons why I
On today’s show Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by John Koufos. John holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as well as a law degree from the Fordham University School of Law. John served on the Governor Chris Christie’s Opiate Task Force, and built the New Jersey Reentry Corporation. After designing the program, John was named Executive Director and worked with the Christie Administration and five former Governors to implement effective evidence-based reentry services.
On today’s episode of Felony Friday Ta’Rell Burton Sr. joins host John Odermatt to discuss his journey from convicted murderer to becoming a positive force for change in the community. Ta’Rell is the founder of A True Change, which is a non-profit organization that promotes stability and guidance to inner city at risk-youth and families by providing resources and education. The goal is to help these individuals build a foundation for self-betterment, achievements, and positive lifestyle change. In 2003, Ta’Rell
Today on Felony Friday Gracie Walker joins host John Odermatt to share how she spent more than a decade in prison for the “crime” of introducing two people. In 2007, Gracie was convicted of Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance in the Northern District of Texas. She was sentenced to 290 months. Gracie was not charged or convicted of selling drugs, rather she was sentenced to prison for introducing two people. When she was arrested, Gracie was a working single mother