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.
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
On today’s episode Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by Sarah Brady Wagner. Seven years ago Sarah was arrested for attempting give someone a couple Adderall during finals when she was an 18 year old college student. Sarah was convicted in 2012 and was in jail from November 2012 to March 2013. This occurred while she was a student at George Mason University in Virginia. Since her conviction, Sarah has been able to get her voting rights restored in VA, and will
On today’s Electric Libertyland, host Brian McWilliams jumps into a torrent of recent news including: Trump’s death penalty desires for drug dealers, a new female CIA takes over leadership of the spooks, an old CIA leader takes over as Secretary of State, plus Hillary Clinton slips down stairs and over her own idiotic viewpoints in India. Bonus: Brian yells about local government in Los Angeles taking away traffic lanes to facilitate “safe” streets that have had the opposite effect. Download
On today’s episode Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by author Brian Saady. Brian is a politically-independent author who writes about corruption, crony capitalism, human rights, and civil liberties. The pages of his books are filled with eye-opening revelations that are backed up with extensive documentation. Brian has published a three-book series, Rackets, which is about the legalization of drugs and gambling, and the decriminalization of prostitution. He’s also written other books and many articles published on many sites.
On today’s episode of Felony Friday Tray Johns join host John Odermatt. Tray shares what it was like growing up on the south side of Chicago at the height of the crack epidemic, in the late eighties, early nineties. She explains how she came to be sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for 500 dollars worth of drugs. While in prison Tray became a talented jailhouse lawyer and returned home a great organizer. Tray has held a diverse array of roles
Today’s 100th episode of Felony Friday is a special treat. Host John Odermatt is joined by three former police officers. Raeford Davis, Michael Wood Jr and Dominick Izzo joined the show for a round table discussion to share their views on the Drug War, gun rights, Black Lives Matter, comply or die, and so much more! Each cop has previously appeared on Felony Friday and you can find their story and prior podcast appearance, by clicking their name above. All
On today’s episode New York City Mayoral candidate Aaron Commey joins host John Odermatt. Aaron is running for Mayor of New York City under the Libertarian Party banner. This is Aaron’s second time on Felony Friday. He first appeared on Episode 26, where we discussed his controversial past. You see, Aaron Commey spent more than a decade in federal prison without ever having a criminal conviction. The incident, which occurred 17 years ago, was detailed in a recent NY Post article,
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
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