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Edna Mahan Correctional Facility Public Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
COMasonBA
51:57
I think it may be muted
Michael Isaacson
55:50
it's muted again
New Jersey Department of Corrections New Jersey Department of Corrections
57:40
Good morning! Welcome to the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women Public Meeting. There will be a Q&A at the end. Feel free to drop your questions in the chat.
Kerry Dean, USDOJ
59:18
Participants may want to change their view to Speaker from Gallery View in order to see the panel better. Thank you.
Bonnie Kerness AFSC Prison Watch
01:02:04
Thank you! Bonnie
Rev. Dr. Nicole B. Simpson, CFP®
01:20:43
Can you please pin the speakers? It will allow us to see them all-thank you
Sean
01:20:49
Who is speaking right now?
Sean
01:21:03
The feed glitched during her introduction
Dawn McRae, NJDOC
01:21:20
Dr. Darcella Sessomes
Jennifer Sheahan
01:21:23
Dr Darcella Sessoms
New Jersey Department of Corrections New Jersey Department of Corrections
01:21:24
Assistant Commissioner Dr. Darcella Sessomes
Sean
01:21:30
Thank you!
New Jersey Department of Corrections New Jersey Department of Corrections
01:22:06
Division of Programs and Community Service
Bonnie Kerness AFSC Prison Watch
01:22:53
Are the bi-annual reports from Ms. Parnell to the court available to the public? Bonnie
Liana Katz
01:23:49
For Q&A: what opportunities will there be for public oversight concerning the construction of the new facility? What forms of public approval are necessary in the site selection, design, and construction process?
New Jersey Department of Corrections New Jersey Department of Corrections
01:26:50
Noted. Thank you for your questions.
APandeJoshi
01:27:00
Apologies, I joined a little late. Were plans for a new facility discussed at all?
New Jersey Department of Corrections New Jersey Department of Corrections
01:27:26
Yes. The meeting is being recorded and will be shared on the NJDOC website. www.NJDOC.gov
iPad (5)Kathy
01:31:00
The trauma informed programs is great to hear. Talk a little about the training for officers.
Denise Higgins, NJCEDV
01:31:04
Where can we find information on the trauma-informed therapies available to the survivors? I am an attorney working with several formerly incarcerated women in the class action and they are all seeking resources for therapy
New Jersey Department of Corrections New Jersey Department of Corrections
01:49:01
yes
user123
01:55:25
Ms. Stem is the RIGHT Administrator for Edna Mahan right now. She has been doing an amazing job. Hands down the best Administrator in a LONG time.
Kerry Dean, USDOJ
01:55:32
Yes. The Monitor's Reports will be filed and publicly available. They can also be posted on the website for the USDOJ's Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division.
Stefanie Grossano
01:56:27
On what timeline will the incarcerated people at Edna Mahan be moved to a new facility? Have decarceration or reclassification to lower security facilities been considered in lieu of re-incarceration?
Kristina
01:56:31
This is for commissioner AmunHow do you plan on combating the false and abuse of PREA complaints against staff members
Lydia T
01:57:22
in speaking on a "new facility" how will that change the culture that exists currently. buildings change nothing
Kristina
01:57:25
Sry, commissioner Kuhn
Sean
01:57:36
For the superintendent: The DOJ report singled out significant cultural issues among staff and even management at Edna Mahan that believed reports of abuse were overblown. The report also noted reluctance by supervisors to review camera footage.
Bonnie Kerness AFSC Prison Watch
01:57:42
You mentioned a new Board of Trustees for Edna. What will be the responsibilities of that Board, what powers to make change will they have?
Sean
01:57:55
What’s been done to address those cultural issues among rank-and-file and supervisory staff?
iPad (5)Kathy
01:58:02
Vision sessions:kwhite@voadv.org
gale muhammad
01:59:04
How many women will be coming home and will not be moving to a new facility?
Da'Diva Jazz
01:59:50
This question is for the monitor. Are former inmates who experienced sexual.assault and harassment before 2014 eligible to be apart of the settlement if they filed in a timely manner
Lydia T
02:00:40
and not just staff 'training' but what follow up on that training to see if it is being properly followed????
Michael Isaacson
02:00:44
Why are trans inmates being restricted to North and South Halls and how is that not a PREA violation?
Jim McGreevey
02:01:18
Thank you to Commissioner Kuhn and Assistant Commissioner Tome for the MOU with NJRC as to nurse navigator services in the community. Yesterday, Dr. Gloria Bachmann, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Kursi and I met with max and min security women. We have enrolled 200 pwesons thus far through medical intakje forms.
iPad (5)Kathy
02:01:34
Who is the PREA Coordinator for Edna? When is the next PREA audit scheduled?
Maryanne
02:02:56
Will the current custody staff at EMCF be going to the new facility? If they are, when will staff be notified of where the location will be so they can properly plan for a longer commute or relocation if necessary
Bonnie Kerness AFSC Prison Watch
02:06:44
I can attest that many of the women have been involved in dialogue concerning all moves, programming and changes. AFSC is hearing from them frequently and positively. Not perfect, but the consultations are very appreciated. Bonnie
Da'Diva Jazz
02:09:14
In regards to relocation please remember the transfer of inmates to NJSP 1EE unit in 2007. Some of those women are still at EMCF and are traumatized from that experience. They fear being locked down in a closed unit again.
Michael Isaacson
02:09:21
What are you doing about STAFF encouraging cis inmates to file false PREA complaints against trans inmates?
Donna
02:17:28
Thank you
Bonnie Kerness AFSC Prison Watch
02:17:55
Much appreciation for this. Bonnie
New Jersey Department of Corrections New Jersey Department of Corrections
02:20:40
Thank you everyone for joining and for your questions. If you have additional questions please refer to the QRS code on the meeting invite that can be found on our social media pages and NJDOC.gov. Be sure to include your email address.