FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2009
Jason Fornicola
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Federal Prison Officers Union to Discuss State of Affairs at Bureau of Prisons on "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON-The critical staffing and funding shortages facing the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) will be addressed this week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” radio show. The show will air on Friday, July 24 at 10 a.m. EDT nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

AFGE Council of Prison Locals Legislative Coordinator Phil Glover, who testified this week before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, will detail the dangerous and increasingly violent situation inside the BOP. From a rise in assaults on correctional officers to the lack of protective equipment and non-lethal weaponry, Glover will shed light on what really happens inside the nation’s federal prison system.

Listeners also will hear from Terry Rosen, AFGE labor relations specialist; Perry Hooks, president of Hooks Book Events; and Jeff Goldman, executive director of government programs for Kaiser Permanente – all attendees at the recent Excellence in Government Conference, produced by the Government Executive Media Group. Rosen will discuss flexible working conditions and attracting younger workers to the federal government. Hooks then will detail her mission to bring new ideas into the federal government in order to solve the nation’s most pressing issues. Lastly, Goldman will provide tips and strategies for federal employees to lead a more active and healthier lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise.

“Inside Government” is hosted by AFGE Assistant General Counsel J. Ward Morrow. Programs are archived on the Federal News Radio Web site and can be heard on demand at http://www.federalnewsradio.com or http://www.afge.org/insidegovernment. Please note there will be a short advertisement prior to the start of the program. The program also is available via iTunes podcast by clicking here. Users must install iTunes on their computers before accessing “Inside Government” via podcast.

For instructions on how to listen to “Inside Government,” click here.

The program also airs on Saturdays at 7 a.m. on KTKK 630 AM, “The Voice of Utah,” in Ogden, Utah sponsored by AFGE Local 1592.

For more information, please e-mail InsideGovernment@afge.org or go to www.federalnewsradio.com.

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