Metamora Media is Dedicated to Producing Transformative and Thought-Provoking Journalism
Metamora Media is proud to be producing a new internet TV show that addresses America’s criminal justice system. Host, Matt Duhamel discusses a variety of important topics including: prison, families of incarcerated individuals, sex offender issues, children of incarcerated parents, people’s personal stories, prison reentry, second chances and much more. Solitary Nation, a video podcast that launched September 20, 2016 is an exciting and important aspect of transformative, thought-provoking journalism.
In addition to jail and prison issues, ‘Solitary Nation‘ will discuss how incarceration affects families and children. The arrest and removal of a mother or father from a child’s life forces that child to confront emotional, social and economic consequences that may trigger behavior problems, poor outcomes in school and a disruption or severance of the relationship with the incarcerated parent that may persist even after the parent is released from prison. (Hairston 2007) Furthermore, families in general are often affected negatively when a loved one is incarcerated. One of the largest prison reform organizations in the country, InterNational Prisoner’s Family Conference has drafted a mission to assist families: “The conference goal is to strengthen the entire prison family and promote successful reentry and reunification, ultimately reducing the rate of recidivism. To that end, the InterNational Prisoner’s Family Conference provides critical connections, information and resources for families and secular and faith based organizations serving prisoners and their families.