with Dr Tess Bartlett
A podcast about creativity and criminal justice
SERIES ONE EPISODES
Episode 00 – Introducing Beyond the Big House (preview)
Welcome to the first ever series of Beyond the Big House hosted by Dr Tess Bartlett, criminologist and Director of This Simple Space. This is a podcast about creativity and criminal justice. Listen here or anywhere you download podcasts.
Episode 01 – The power of music with musician and educator Warren Maxwell
Warren Maxwell is a musician and founding member of Trinity Roots, as well as a senior lecturer in the School of Music and Sound Production at Massey University, Wellington, and was involved in Songs From the Inside a New Zealand TV series based around music mentoring with prisoners. Read the show notes and listen here or anywhere you download podcasts.
Episode 02 – Don’t give up: The Inside Out Prison Exchange Program with Marietta Martinovic
Marietta Martinovic is a senior lecturer in Global Studies at RMIT and the first Australian academic to complete the Inside Out Prison Exchange Program training in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008. We talk about how Marietta came to be studying and teaching in corrections and her involved in Inside Out and how it took her eight years to get it up and running in Australia. Read the show notes and listen here or anywhere you download podcasts.
Episode 03 – The Read Along Dad’s prison program with Lisa D’Onofrio
Lisa D’Onofrio is a writer, facilitator of creative journaling workshops, literacy advocate, festival director and the facilitator of the Read Along Dad’s programs with fathers in prisons in Victoria, Australia. In this episode we discuss how Lisa came to be involved in Read Along Dads and how important creative expression is for those in prison. Read the show notes and listen here.
Episode 04 – Life in prison in Tasmania and poetry – the ‘magical form of expression’ with Tony Bull
Tony has been out of prison for more than seven years. He talks about his life growing up in a good home and how he chose to take a different path into property crime and what it was like in prison. He also provides insights into what could be done differently to keep people out of prison. Read the show notes and listen here.
Episode 05 – The Beat Within – writing in juvenile halls in San Francisco with David Inocencio
In this episode, I talk with David Inocencio founder and director of The Beat Within. Since 1996, The Beat Within, based in San Francisco, has been committed to it’s mission to provide incarcerated youth in the Juvenile Justice system and beyond with a one of a kind forum where they can write about the things that matter to them, explore how they have lost connection with those things they value, and consider how they might re-connect to positive situations in their lives through the power of the written word and visual art. David talks about this and how he came to be doing this work. Read the show notes and listen here.
Episode 06 – White Lion and working with at risk young people in Melbourne with Jeff Hamilton
In this episode I talk with Jeff Hamilton. At the time of the interview, Jeff was the Victorian State Manager of White Lion, an organisation that works with at risk young people. Jeff talks about how he came to be working in social services and the great work that White Lion does with vulnerable young people. Read the show notes and listen here.