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Pastor Edward Palmer

Pastor Edward Palmer

Pastor Edward Palmer

Pastor Edward Palmer works to eliminate disproportionate minority contact within the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. He talks about Kentucky's juvenile justice reform efforts, how he's working with justice officials in addressing racial biases, and more. Pastor Edwards is a certified diversity trainer and the current chair of the National Coalition for Juvenile Justice.
S15 E2 Length 28:07 Premiere: 9.8.19

Racial Bias and Juvenile Justice Reform

Pastor Edward Palmer isn’t the kind of minister who simply focuses on delivering a stirring sermon to his congregation every Sunday.

He is a man called to help the broken and disadvantaged in his church, in his community, and across the commonwealth by working to address racial bias in society, especially against those in the child welfare and criminal justice systems.

Palmer, who is also a certified diversity trainer, state Juvenile Justice Advisory Board member, and Radcliff city councilman, appeared on KET’s Connections to discuss his perspectives on criminal justice issues.

Diverting Youth Offenders from Jail
In 2014, the Kentucky General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 200, a sweeping overhaul of the state’s juvenile justice system, to address the increasing number of children being placed in detention. The legislation created a pre-court diversion process to prevent children who commit low-level offenses such as skipping school or running away from home from being detained.

Youth who commit serious crimes are still confined, but those involved in low-level offenses may be diverted from the criminal justice process and placed into programs like after-school tutoring, substance abuse treatment, family counseling, or community service activities.

Palmer says the bill has been successful in many ways. He says the number of offenders has decreased from more than 24,000 in 2013 to nearly 19,000 in 2019. Meanwhile, the percentage of offenders who get placed into a diversion program has increased from 40 percent to 55 percent in that same time period.

Diversion, according to Palmer, is an opportunity to correct poor behavior that saves taxpayer dollars and avoids immersing a child in the criminal justice process. He says 90 percent of kids who successfully complete their diversion program do not recidivate within three years. But even among children who don’t complete their diversion, 40 percent of them don’t commit another crime.

“What that’s telling us is that those kids did not need a jail or detention or some hard approach, they just needed a soft touch,” says Palmer. “They just needed a moment to sit down, rethink their behaviors, and they’re fine.”

Since SB 200 became law, the juvenile detention population in the commonwealth has declined by 40 percent. As a result, Palmer says the state has been able to close three juvenile facilities.

Disproportionate Minority Contact
But the results of SB 200 aren’t all good. Palmer says minority youth still make up a disproportionate number of children in state Department of Juvenile Justice detention. For example, Jefferson County now has 36 youth in detention, and 82 percent of them are African American, says Palmer. But blacks only account for 22 percent of the general population in Jefferson County.

Statewide, black youth are involved in 23 percent of complaints, despite representing a far smaller percentage of the overall population. Palmer says African Americans tend to be overrepresented in the number of complaints against youth, and underrepresented among those who are sent to a diversion program.

“We’re seeing the [overall detention] population shrink, which is a great thing,” says Palmer. “We still have a lot to do with disproportionality.”

Another problem, according to Palmer, is that many counties across the state don’t have adequate diversionary options for youth.

“We still see status offenders ending up in our detention centers, primarily for runaways,” he says. “It’s really a placement issue, it’s really about not having enough community resources available.”

Palmer is working with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Whitney Westerfield (R-Hopkinsville) to develop legislation to address these lingering challenges. In recent sessions Palmer and Westerfield have promoted a bill to collect more data on youth going through the juvenile justice system, and to require law enforcement and social service agencies to develop strategic plans to reduce racial disparities in their interactions with youth. That legislation has failed to gain traction, but Palmer says some agencies, including the Administrative Office of the Courts, have begun to develop those plans voluntarily.

Fix Individuals, Repair Communities
Palmer has been in the ministry for more than 25 years, and his diversity training projects take him across the nation. He is vice-chair of the National Coalition for Juvenile Justice, and he’s a fellow at the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University. He says the roots of his advocacy work date back to his youth in the south side of Chicago.

“I grew up in a community where we saw black boys and black men carted off to jails and prisons as a result of the drug war,” says Palmer. “So it was this kind of upbringing that I think sparked a passion in me to see the playing field leveled for minority populations, specifically those populations that are disadvantaged on so many fronts.”

Palmer says there are a range of environmental factors that can prevent a community and its residents from thriving, such as a lack of healthy food choices, limited economic opportunities and recreational activities, poor housing, and too many liquor stores and payday lending businesses.

“All these are things that contribute to an unhealthy environment, which ultimately is a contributing factor to drug use,” he says.

Those issues not only contribute to substance abuse, but Palmer says they can also make breaking the cycle of addiction difficult. He says a person of color who goes into treatment for a substance use disorder usually has to leave their community and go to a place that is culturally very different from where they grew up, which can place an additional layer of stigma upon that person.

Then when their treatment is concluded, they return to their community and find the exact same environmental factors and challenges that led them into an addiction in the first place.

“If we fix the individual but we do nothing to fix the community, then the potential for reengaging in substance use disorder is high,” says Palmer. “So we’ve got to not only fix the individual but we’ve got to do something to repair the communities that they go back to.”

Palmer is encouraged by the recent announcement that the Jefferson County Attorney will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession cases. Currently African Americans in the county are six times more likely to be arrested for drug-related offenses than whites, says Palmer.

“So taking this off the table will go a long way to creating more of an equitable playing field when it comes to drug convictions here in Jefferson County,” he says.

Plus Palmer says research and practical experience has shown that communities can’t arrest their way out a drug problem.

“As a taxpayer, I do not want to spend hundreds of dollars incarcerating people for $15 [or] $20 worth of marijuana,” he says. “I only want to see folks incarcerated that are a threat to public safety.”

Giving Advantages to the Disadvantaged
In addition to juvenile justice reforms, Palmer also advocates for bail reform. He says it’s unfair to require money for a person’s freedom, especially when that means a poor person who committed a minor offense remains in jail, while a wealthier person who may have committed a more significant crime has the means to go free until trial. He says unnecessarily holding a person until trial can result in them losing their job, their home, and their family as well as other consequences.

“All the research tells us that if you remain incarcerated up until your trial, you’re most likely going to be convicted and most likely going to spend longer periods of time in prison,” he says.

As policymakers rethink the nature of criminal justice, Palmer wants them to consider these unintended consequences on the poor and people of color. Then he wants them to invest in these communities so they can be rebuilt from the ground up.

“I’m very passionate about seeing minority populations, disadvantaged populations advantaged so that they may experience some of the same outcomes that seem to be natural for whites and folks who are growing up in affluent communities,” says Palmer.

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Celebrating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

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The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen History - S9 E14

Renee interviews three men who are either making history or working to preserve it: Reginald "Reggie" Thomas is the third African American in Kentucky history to be elected to the Kentucky Senate; Ron Spriggs, historian, and Bobby Scroggins, a University of Kentucky art professor and sculptor, talk about the Tuskegee Airmen and new artwork created to honor them.

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Sabrina Butler and Kate Miller - S9 E19

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Vershawn A. Young - S9 E20

Renee talks with University of Kentucky professor Dr. Vershawn A. Young (aka Dr. Vay), an expert of the contemporary African American experience, about his latest published work, Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy.

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Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker - S9 E21

Frank X Walker, named Kentucky's 2013-14 poet laureate, talks about his latest collection, Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, and other works and projects.

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50th Anniversary of the March on Frankfort - S9 E22

Renee discusses the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1964 March on Frankfort with historians and participants including: NAACP Louisville leader Raoul Cunningham and former state Senator Georgia Davis Powers.

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Aaron Thompson - S9 E26

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Djuan Trent - S9 E30

Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent talks about her decision come out as a gay woman, reaction from family and friends, her activism in advancing gay rights and marriage, and more.

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Hasan Davis - S9 E31

Renee speaks with former Kentucky Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Hasan Davis, about recent juvenile justice reform. Davis was featured in the recent PBS Frontline program "Prison State," about Kentucky's correction system, and interviewed for KET's follow-up program, Prison State: A Kentucky Community Conversation.

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Prison Reform In Kentucky - S9 E32

Renee continues the discussion about Kentucky prison reform recently highlighted on the PBS Frontline program "Prison State." Her guests are: Mark Bolton, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections; Sheila Schuster, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and mental health advocate; and Ray Larson, Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney.

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Ted Strader - COPES - S9 E33

Ted Strader, the director of the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances, Inc. (COPES) in Louisville, discusses how partnering agencies with the corrections system can help former inmates with successful re-entry into society.

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Colene Elridge - S9 E34

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Rape Culture - S9 E35

Renee's guests are Mae Suramek, executive director of the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center and Rus Funk, executive director of MensWork- Eliminating Violence Against Women.

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Mental Health Courts - S9 E36

Kelly Gunning, director of advocacy and public policy, NAMI Lexington (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and Public Defender Jon Landon, discuss mental health laws in Kentucky.

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Dr. Timothy M. Houchin - S9 E37

Renee speaks with Lexington psychiatrist Dr. Timothy M. Houchin about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Houchin is a board-certified adult, child/adolescent, and forensic psychiatrist, and the founder and president of 360 Mental Health Services in Lexington.

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Charisse Gillett - Lexington Theological Seminary - S9 E38

Renee speaks with Dr. Charisse Gillett, president of the Lexington Theological Seminary. Dr. Gillett is the first woman and first African-American selected to lead the seminary.

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African Americans and Mental Health - S9 E39

Renee speaks with Sycarah Fisher, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, and Shambra Mulder, an assistant professor in the School of Education at Kentucky State University.

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  • Sunday January 10, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 10, 2021 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday January 9, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday January 9, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 11:00 am CT on KET

Food Security (Part 2) - S8 E39

  • Friday January 8, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 8, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 8, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 8, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Food Security - S8 E38

  • Thursday January 7, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 7, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 7, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 7, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Shevawn Akers - S8 E37

  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Dana Branham - S8 E36

  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Frank Minnifield - S8 E35

  • Monday January 4, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday January 4, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday January 4, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday January 4, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday January 4, 2021 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday January 4, 2021 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

  • Sunday January 3, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 3, 2021 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday January 2, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday January 2, 2021 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Jakobi Williams - S8 E34

  • Friday January 1, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 1, 2021 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Beth Dotson Brown - S8 E31

  • Thursday December 31, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 31, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Thursday December 31, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Lexington Artists - S8 E28

  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 30, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Byron Hurt - S8 E25

  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 29, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Janet Steele Holloway - S8 E24

  • Monday December 28, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 28, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday December 28, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 28, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Caroline Randall Williams

  • Sunday December 27, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 27, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday December 26, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday December 26, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Jane Beshear - S8 E21

  • Friday December 25, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 25, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday December 25, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 25, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday December 25, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Alexandra Bradner - S8 E20

  • Thursday December 24, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 24, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday December 24, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Thrivals 5.0 - S8 E19

  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 23, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Derek Anderson - S8 E18

  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 22, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Bianca Spriggs - S8 E16

  • Monday December 21, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 21, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday December 21, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 21, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday December 21, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 21, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Amy Luttrell and Adria Johnson

  • Sunday December 20, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 20, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday December 19, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday December 19, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

Cathy Holloway Hill - S8 E15

  • Friday December 18, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 18, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 15 Episodes

UK College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig

S15 E24 Length 26:41 Premiere Date 3.22.20

Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball/McLeod's Coffee House

S15 E23 Length 27:27 Premiere Date 3.15.20

Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon

S15 E22 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 2.23.20

Georgetown College President William Jones

S15 E21 Length 27:02 Premiere Date 2.16.20

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

S15 E20 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 2.9.20

Kentucky House Minority Whip Angie Hatton

S15 E19 Length 28:47 Premiere Date 2.2.20

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron

S15 E18 Length 28:17 Premiere Date 1.26.20

Secretary of State Michael Adams

S15 E17 Length 28:47 Premiere Date 1.19.20

Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader Joni Jenkins

S15 E16 Length 22:01 Premiere Date 1.12.20

Ashli Watts - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

S15 E15 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 1.5.20

U.S. Attorney Robert Duncan

S15 E14 Length 27:18 Premiere Date 12.15.19

Inclusivity in Fashion - Frankie Lewis; RaeShanda Johnson

S15 E13 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 11.24.19

Dayna Seelig

S15 E12 Length 26:57 Premiere Date 11.17.19

Rachael Denhollander

S15 E11 Length 26:42 Premiere Date 11.10.19

Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland

S15 E10 Length 26:55 Premiere Date 11.3.19

Alice Allison Dunnigan - Pioneering Journalist

S15 E9 Length 26:37 Premiere Date 10.27.19

Sharon Price and Damon Cobble

S15 E7 Length 27:07 Premiere Date 10.13.19

Terry Brooks - Kentucky Youth Advocates

S15 E6 Length 27:47 Premiere Date 10.6.19

Aaron Thompson - Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

S15 E5 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 9.29.19

Opioid Addiction Response and Research

S15 E3 Length 28:42 Premiere Date 9.15.19

Pastor Edward Palmer

S15 E2 Length 28:07 Premiere Date 9.8.19

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers

S15 E1 Length 28:14 Premiere Date 9.1.19

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