Flashpoint: Inmate rights, iBreastExam, Rush Arts Philadelphia Gala

Flashpoint airs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

Flashpoint
October 20, 2018 - 11:37 pm

Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This week on Flashpoint, host and KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about a recent policy change at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. DOC officials have ordered that all inmate mail is to be sent to a processing facility, in Florida, where it is scanned and then photo copies are set to the prisoners. In recent weeks, protests in Philadelphia and Harrisburg are calling for Gov. Tom Wolf to reverse the policy. This week on Flashpoint we'll walk folks through the flames of the inmate rights.  Su Ming Yeh, managing attorney at the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, Dr. Brian O'Neill, criminal justice radio host and West Chester University associate professor,  and Michael Wilson a former juvenile lifer who spent nearly 47 years behind bars discuss various aspects of the new policies.

Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio

The Newsmaker of the week is Mihir Shah, CEO of UE Life Sciences, the licensee of the technology behind iBreastExam.  The produce is a handheld, portable battery operated device that can scan breast tissue for tumors. Shah and his partners created the product to make breast cancer screenings more accessible. He explains how the device works and his plans to get it into underserved communities around the world.

Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio

Finally, the Changemaker of the week is Rush Arts Philadelphia, a non-profit founded by Danny Simmons.  The organization is holding its annual fundraiser gala, Art For Life Philadelphia, on Nov. 3, 2018 at the Painted Bride Art Center.  You can expect some celebrity sightings. Click here to get yourself tickets to this year’s gala. 

Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio

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