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#189 - Breaking the Stigma: From Ex-Convict to Educator, the Triumph of Dr. Stanley Andrisse

October 20, 2023 Robert "Bo" Brabo and Luke Carignan Season 6 Episode 37
#189 - Breaking the Stigma: From Ex-Convict to Educator, the Triumph of Dr. Stanley Andrisse
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#189 - Breaking the Stigma: From Ex-Convict to Educator, the Triumph of Dr. Stanley Andrisse
Oct 20, 2023 Season 6 Episode 37
Robert "Bo" Brabo and Luke Carignan

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In this episode, our special guest, Dr. Stanley Andrisse, takes us on an incredible journey of resilience, transformation, and advocacy.

Dr. Stanley Andrisse, an endocrinologist scientist and assistant professor at Howard University College of Medicine, opens up about his past as a formerly incarcerated individual with three felony convictions. Despite facing significant challenges, Dr. Andrisse defied expectations and is now making a remarkable impact in the medical field.

During our conversation, Dr. Andrisse sheds light on the partnerships between community organizations, formerly incarcerated leaders, and corrections that have been highly successful in bringing about positive change. We delve into the effects of the war on drugs, which contributed to the alarming increase in incarceration rates in our country. Did you know that between 1970 and the next 40 years, there was a staggering 400% increase in incarceration?

One of the key topics discussed is the Clinton crime bill, enacted in 1994, which not only escalated the incarceration rates but also removed Pell Grants for incarcerated individuals who wished to pursue education. Through his experiences, Dr. Andrisse emphasizes the need for a more holistic approach to the justice system, one that involves the community and takes into account the transformative power of education and support.

Dr. Andrisse's organization, From Prison Cells to PhD, is at the forefront of providing opportunities to incarcerated individuals through their innovative program called Prison to Professional Scholars. We explore the challenges faced during the transition period from prison to civilian life and the importance of community organizations like this in providing guidance and support.

We also touch upon the power of mentorship and its significant impact on an individual's transformation. Dr. Andrisse shares personal anecdotes about his mentor, who believed in him even during his darkest moments. Tragically, he lost this mentor before fully comprehending the depth of his message - "It is never too late to do good." This powerful phrase became the subtitle of Dr. Andrisse's book, "From Prison Cells to PhD," which he dedicated to his late father.

In this episode, we also explore the need to address mental health and healing in prison programs and the importance of community-based transition programs to help individuals successfully reintegrate into society. Dr. Andrisse draws comparisons to the challenges faced by veterans and professional athletes during their transition periods and highlights the vulnerability in these crucial moments.

We urge you to listen to this thought-provoking episode where Dr. Stanley Andrisse's inspiring journey will leave you with a renewed understanding of the power of education, community, and second chances. 

 

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Send us a Text Message.

In this episode, our special guest, Dr. Stanley Andrisse, takes us on an incredible journey of resilience, transformation, and advocacy.

Dr. Stanley Andrisse, an endocrinologist scientist and assistant professor at Howard University College of Medicine, opens up about his past as a formerly incarcerated individual with three felony convictions. Despite facing significant challenges, Dr. Andrisse defied expectations and is now making a remarkable impact in the medical field.

During our conversation, Dr. Andrisse sheds light on the partnerships between community organizations, formerly incarcerated leaders, and corrections that have been highly successful in bringing about positive change. We delve into the effects of the war on drugs, which contributed to the alarming increase in incarceration rates in our country. Did you know that between 1970 and the next 40 years, there was a staggering 400% increase in incarceration?

One of the key topics discussed is the Clinton crime bill, enacted in 1994, which not only escalated the incarceration rates but also removed Pell Grants for incarcerated individuals who wished to pursue education. Through his experiences, Dr. Andrisse emphasizes the need for a more holistic approach to the justice system, one that involves the community and takes into account the transformative power of education and support.

Dr. Andrisse's organization, From Prison Cells to PhD, is at the forefront of providing opportunities to incarcerated individuals through their innovative program called Prison to Professional Scholars. We explore the challenges faced during the transition period from prison to civilian life and the importance of community organizations like this in providing guidance and support.

We also touch upon the power of mentorship and its significant impact on an individual's transformation. Dr. Andrisse shares personal anecdotes about his mentor, who believed in him even during his darkest moments. Tragically, he lost this mentor before fully comprehending the depth of his message - "It is never too late to do good." This powerful phrase became the subtitle of Dr. Andrisse's book, "From Prison Cells to PhD," which he dedicated to his late father.

In this episode, we also explore the need to address mental health and healing in prison programs and the importance of community-based transition programs to help individuals successfully reintegrate into society. Dr. Andrisse draws comparisons to the challenges faced by veterans and professional athletes during their transition periods and highlights the vulnerability in these crucial moments.

We urge you to listen to this thought-provoking episode where Dr. Stanley Andrisse's inspiring journey will leave you with a renewed understanding of the power of education, community, and second chances.