This recent conversation between host Cierra Cobb and guest Phillip Smith ranges from finding and transforming oneself to restorative justice and policy change. Phil’s own life story ties these various subjects together. Over the course of his 22 years in North Carolina’s prison system, he has grappled with identity, finding purpose as a writer, and how to improve the lives of those imprisoned around him on the road to decarceration.

One thing you’ll hear is how Phil is the co-author of current NC House Bill 126, the Prison Resources Repurposing Act, with Timothy Wayne Johnson. In addition to listening to this episode, call your representative to tell them to support this bill.

So much is packed into this 30 minute episode. Don’t miss it! →