On today’s episode Aaron Gunter joins host John Odermatt to share his journey from felon drug addict to firefighter. What makes this story special is the fact that he did not let mistake define his future. From 2003 – 2015 Aaron was on a terrible path. Aaron was addicted to meth, he was committing crimes by selling drugs, stealing cars and finally conspiracy to commit bank fraud. During this time Aaron Gunter spent more than 7 years in Prison. Now,
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
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,
Introduction: On today’s show Keramet Reiter joins the Felony Friday show to discuss the horrible suffering endured by inmates resulting from the incredibly barbaric solitary confinement epidemic in this country. Keramet has worked as an associate at Human Rights Watch and has testified about the impacts of solitary confinement before state and federal legislators. She has studied prisons, prisoners’ rights, and the impact of prison and punishment policy on individuals, communities, and legal systems. Keramet is the author of the outstanding
On today’s show fingerprint expert Eric Ray joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt. Eric Ray has been a Criminalist with the Arizona Department of Public Safety in the Latent Print Unit since 2007 and is a Certified Latent Print Examiner. Eric earned a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona. He is on the Editorial Board of the JFI and on the Special Committee on Latent Print Probability Modeling. Eric is also the Treasurer and
On today’s episode of Felony Friday host John Odermatt and guest Marc Hyden tackle the always controversial topic of the death penalty. John and Marc discuss what led him down the path to a career in politics and into his current role as National Advocacy Coordinator with Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. Prior to joining CCADP Marc served as a Campaign Field Representative in Florida for the National Rifle Association (NRA). Marc also has experience working as a Campaign
On today’s episode Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by John Thomas. John is a successful entrepreneur, but his path to success has been anything but ordinary. First, John Thomas shares the many mistakes that led to him serving three separate stints in prison, totaling fifteen years behind bars. Then John Thomas reveals what helped him to break that cycle of recidivism and turn his life around. And finally Mr. Thomas discusses his path to becoming a successful entrepreneur.