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Businesses in the Red Stick are getting creative to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The Red Stick Strong podcast highlights Baton Rouge business to share what owners and other leaders are doing now, and how you can help. You'll hear business owners describe how they are continuing to serve their customers despite the pandemic, as well as some of their outlook for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana community. 

Red Stick Strong is hosted by Baton Rouge podcast producer  Catherine O'Brien and produced by Branch Out Programs. Follow Red Stick Strong on Instagram! Know a BR business we should feature? Hit us up! Let's geaux BR! #RSSPodcast

Sep 10, 2020

Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the United States, and the United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. Pair this statistic with the fact that most prisoners eventually return to society—what does that mean for our community as a whole; not overlooking victims of crime and not setting anyone up for failure. What can we learn about having a strong community from this dynamic?

Justin Young has a perspective on this relationship between the prisoner population and our community members: Justin was recently released after serving 13 years in the correctional system. In that time, Justin developed the discipline and responsibility to use that time wisely, now setting his sights on leading a productive life.


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Red Stick Strong is a podcast highlighting Baton Rouge business and organizations serving during the pandemic. Hosted by Catherine O'Brien and produced by Branch Out Programs. Follow Red Stick Strong on Instagram. Do you know a BR business that needs a shout-out? Tell Catherine