Mass Incarceration and the Trauma Associated | Dr. Joan speaks with Dr. Zaria Part 1

One in every five people imprisoned worldwide is held in the United States. According to a 2014 Human Rights Watch report, “tough-on-crime” legislation enacted since the 1980s has filled American prisons with mostly nonviolent offenders. Many people have been traumatized, many homes have been destroyed, and others are reliving the enslavement era. Is the enslavement experience being legalized through mass incarceration?

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Dr. Zaria Davis about Mass Incarceration and the Trauma Associated

What you can expect from this episode

00:00 Welcome and Introduction

02:18 United States and Mass Incarceration

05:48 What is the incentive to abolish slavery?

08:22 The system streaming people into prison

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go, and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.

Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family.

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