Melissa Schmitt – Calling All Angels Against Inhumane Justice

Melissa Schmitt – Calling All Angels Against Inhumane Justice

Our friend Jack Erdie produces and hosts a podcast called Plague Talk. The July 26, 2020 episode features Melissa Schmitt, and follows the previous episode which featured her husband Jacob.
Melissa talks about how our perverse and tyrannical criminal justice system derails lives, devastates families, destroys communities and how its very personal invasion of her life drove her to make a difference in the lives of our discarded incarcerated populations.

Jacob Schmitt – Empowering the Imprisoned: A Journey of Love

Jacob Schmitt – Empowering the Imprisoned: A Journey of Love

Our friend Jack Erdie produces and hosts a podcast called Plague Talk. The July 18, 2020 episode features Melissa’s husband Jacob Schmitt, interviewed from prison in Washington state.
Jacob Ivan Schmitt has spent most of his life locked up. Now he works to bring positive empowerment to the incarcerated and to thoroughly prepare them for “outside” thinking and successful reentry and community reintegration.
 

 

His is a story of the power of love and of dreaming being the bars that bind us. Even when we discuss the misery and losses for the incarcerated during Covid 19 lockdown squared, his vision is unwaveringly of internal and external freedom, autonomy, success and love.