Episode 166: Black Women & Prison

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Dr. Breea Willingham, an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at State University of New York, Plattsburgh. During the conversation, Dr. Willingham provides insight into her journey from journalist to academic (36:30) and shares her motivation for studying criminal justice and Black women’s experiences with incarceration (46:45). They also have a conversation about Black women’s unique pathways to and issues in the criminal justice system (51:31), their experiences in prison and rejoining the community (1:01:12), the obstacles they face with community reintegration (1:06:07), and the impact of maternal versus paternal incarceration on children (1:08:45). They close the interview by discussing Dr. Willingham’s upcoming projects (1:16:33).

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

9:10 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News

33:45 - Introduction of Today’s Topic

1:21:45- Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview


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