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Where Criminal Justice Leaders Collaborate

The 360 Justice Podcast gives leaders in the criminal justice industry a platform to discuss how they are solving tough social infrastructure challenges, including overcrowded and aging facilities, changing demographics, staffing shortages, insufficient funding, and more.

Having worked with justice leaders in all 50 states and 22 countries, we know there is a strong desire to learn from others in the justice profession. Join us each month as we talk with distinguished guests from the criminal justice industry about top of mind issues and solutions that have worked for them.

Eli Gage

Meet Your Host

As Founder of Correctional News and CEO of CGL, Eli has more than 30 years of experience serving public sector clients, specifically detention, corrections, and justice, across the country. Since becoming CEO in 2012, Eli has led CGL’s strategic vision of delivering innovative, high quality justice and corrections facilities through the entire lifecycle, from development to handback after 30 years. In less than six years under his leadership, CGL has become the recognized leader in delivering justice and corrections projects designed with the Total Cost of Ownership in mind.



Unlocking Change: Transforming Corrections through Strategic Inmate Management and Engaging Environments with Sheriff Wayne Dicky

In this podcast episode, Brian Lee and Wayne Dicky discuss the importance of meeting the needs of incarcerated individuals and how our assumptions about rule-breaking can hinder effective management. They emphasize that sometimes people break rules to survive, and it's essential to create an environment that addresses those underlying needs.

Evaluating Transitional Success with CLA Executive Director Kevin Kempf

No matter how prepared a candidate is, the weight of a new correctional director's responsibilities and expectations can seem overwhelming. On this episode of 360 Justice, hosts Eli Gage and Ken McGinnis sit down with Kevin Kempf, Executive Director of the Correctional Leaders Association, a non-profit organization that provides leadership, consulting, and various other services for correctional leaders. Together they explore Kevin’s path that brought him to where he is today, how he managed to maintain momentum as executive director during the virtual transition, and how members can take advantage of the CLA’s most crucial tools for success.

An Inside Look at Travis County Civil and Family Courts Facility with Judge Lora J. Livingston

After nearly a decade of effort and planning, the new Travis County Civil and Family Courts Facility is finally on the road to completion. Travis County Courts Administrative Judge Lora J. Livingston joins hosts Eli Gage and Rob Fisch to recap this project's notorious history, its progressive P3 approach, and the many ways the new facility will improve the justice experience for its community. Judge Livingston will also review the many lessons learned during this enormous endeavor and how the ability to pivot is paramount to a project's success.

Examining the Role of Mental Health in Criminal Justice with Dr. Elizabeth Falcon

All divisions in the criminal justice industry strive to reach positive outcomes for incarcerated people. Some believe that the process for ensuring this outcome is changing dramatically. In this episode of 360 Justice, Dr. Elizabeth Falcon, CEO and founder of nationally recognized consulting and management firm Falcon, joins hosts Eli Gage and Bob Glass to discuss mental health, the power of recognizing trauma, and recognizing the dual-diagnosis patient.

Outlining the Road to Recovery: How to Apply for the New COVID-19 Relief Funding with NACo’s Eryn Hurley

Did your county fail to meet eligibility for COVID-19 relief funds under the CARES Act? A new recovery plan, the American Rescue Plan (ARP), promises to provide relief to counties that struggled to meet previous government requirements for funding. Together with hosts Eli Gage and Karl Becker, Associate Legislative Director of Tax/Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Eryn Hurley outlines and compares both plans and answers the most pressing questions about eligibility, navigation, and compliance with the newest act.

Analyzing the Future of Rehabilitation with Former ACA President Gary Mohr

This episode of 360 Justice features Eli Gage and Ken McGinnis talking to Gary Mohr, former ACA President and past Director of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, about the high pressures correctional staff face and their potential risks regarding the criminal justice system. Gary also delves into the rise of the prison population and the move from a punishment-oriented society toward one driven by rehabilitation, which significantly reduces recidivism.

Planning for the Unknown: Transforming Our Approach to Intake with Maricopa County Deputy Chief Brian Lee

For the criminal justice industry, the COVID-19 pandemic created endless questions that had no answers. As we approach the one-year mark, 360 Justice hosts Eli Gage and Bob Glass sit down a second time with Maricopa County Deputy Chief Brian Lee to discuss his experiences and challenges over the past year and how Maricopa’s new adaptive intake center has allowed the county to meet the fluctuating changes in population intake and release throughout the pandemic.

Demystifying Progressive P3 Delivery with Rodney Moss

Public Private Partnerships (P3) are one of the fastest-growing alternative delivery methods in the world. In this episode of 360 Justice Podcast, Hunt Companies Senior Vice President Rodney Moss, one of the foremost experts on P3 delivery in the criminal justice industry, joins hosts Eli Gage and Joe Lee to break down the myths that pervade progressive P3 and the benefits that make it an ideal delivery method for projects all across the industry.

Progressive Solutions for Operational Challenges with Circuit Court Judge David Byrn

Jackson County Circuit Court Judge David Byrn joins hosts Eli Gage and Chloe Jaco to explore the changing thought process of courts, the true value of progressive justice, and the significant impact of Jackson County Court’s steering committee. Judge Byrn also outlines his court’s technological solutions for the operational challenges in the new normal and his predictions of the flexible, adaptable justice facilities of the future.

Promoting Gender Equity through Jail Design with Denver Sheriff Elias Diggins

Denver City and County Sheriff Elias Diggins joins co-hosts Eli Gage and April Pottorff to discuss how gender equity drives operational and environmental design in justice facilities. Diggins also dives into effective best practices to shift focus towards gender-responsive, trauma-informed rehabilitation programs and individualized mental health treatment.

Data-Informed Justice with Secretary John Wetzel

In this episode of the 360 Justice Podcast, Eli Gage and Tony Turpin are joined by John Wetzel, Secretary of Corrections for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, to discuss how his department has used data to drive their response to the current pandemic and inform their approach to population reduction. Wetzel also explores his time as a former warden of Franklin County Jail and how his county was able to reduce operating costs by establishing an effective preventive maintenance program.

Creating a New Face of Justice for Maricopa County, with Deputy Chief Brian Lee

In this episode of the 360 Justice Podcast, Host Eli Gage and colleague Bob Glass sit down with Brian Lee, Deputy Chief at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on local jurisdictions and criminal justice systems and how Maricopa County’s new, progressive intake center will provide an adaptable space for the community to respond to future needs.

An Introduction to 360 Justice

In this debut episode of The 360 Justice Podcast, Host Eli Gage is joined by colleagues Joe Lee and Bob Glass to discuss the state of the criminal justice industry and how CGL’s integrated 360 Justice approach has transformed the planning, design, maintenance, and operation of justice facilities across the U.S.