SiriusXM is expanding into the domain of social justice, announcing Thursday the launch of Last Mile, Second Chances, a new show about formerly incarcerated women moving back into society and how communities can help in the transition. The show airs on SiriusXM’s Urban View channel 126 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Hosted by justice reform advocate and former inmate Topeka K. Sam, the show focuses on women personally affected by the penitentiary system sharing their experiences, traumas, and stories, and tackles the topics of disenfranchisement, paying restitution, and the larger issue of incarceration and its ripple effects on women’s lives and that of their families.
“‘Last Mile, Second Chances’ fits in perfectly with Urban View’s mission of empowering our listeners to participate and foster change in their communities,” said Karen Hunter, Urban View host and Programming Consultant, SiriusXM. “At some point formerly incarcerated women return to society, which brings up the question, ‘What will they do now?’ We know the transition is difficult but SiriusXM’s ‘Last Mile, Second Chances’ can help.”
Upcoming guests on “Last Mile, Second Chances” include advocates Susan Rosenberg and Laura Whitehorn; New York University doctoral student Michelle Jones; author and activist Sibil Fox Richardson; Director of U.S. Prison Programs for the National Religious Campaign Against Torture Johnny Perez; Soros Justice Fellow James Kilgore; and The Federal Defenders of New York’s Director of Mitigation and Client Services Vivianne Guevara.