Senator Jon Ossoff’s Fight for Federal Prison Accountability and Affordable Homeownership in Georgia

During his recent appearance on the Rashad Richey Morning Show, Senator Jon Ossoff discussed his ongoing efforts to increase federal oversight and accountability in the prison system through the introduction of the Federal Prison Accountability Act. These efforts come as a result of his bipartisan investigations into abuse and misconduct in U.S. prison systems, highlighting the urgent need for comprehensive prison oversight reforms.

In many federal prisons across the nation, unacceptable conditions prevail. Senator Ossoff’s months-long bipartisan investigations, including the one conducted at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, have revealed the urgent need for overhauling federal prison oversight. As Senator Ossoff aptly stated, “It’s no surprise that those at the margins of society, those without power and money who suffer the most from the dysfunction, corruption, and abuse in the federal prison system.”

To address the pressing issues within federal prisons, Senator Ossoff introduced the bipartisan Federal Prison Accountability Act. This bill has garnered support from members across both sides of the aisle. Its key provisions include requiring the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, thereby bringing greater accountability to federal prisons. Additionally, the bill limits the Director’s tenure to a single, 10-year term, curbing corruption, strengthening public safety, and protecting civil rights for incarcerated individuals.

Senator Ossoff has also been active in helping Georgia renters build credit and achieve homeownership. Georgia has a high number of renters, and they often face obstacles in accessing credit and securing mortgages. Recent data shows that a significant percentage of Georgia millennials and Georgians cite poor credit scores as a major obstacle to homeownership.

One notable effort by Senator Ossoff is his involvement in promoting Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Positive Rent Payment Reporting pilot program. This program plays a vital role in helping renters build positive credit histories. Senator Ossoff aims to make it easier for renters to join the program and have their rental payment history factored into their credit scores. This initiative has the potential to increase opportunities for renters to become homeowners.

By actively addressing the urgent need for federal prison accountability and working towards empowering renters in Georgia, Senator Jon Ossoff is demonstrating his commitment to making positive changes with lasting impacts in his community and beyond.

To hear the entire conversation between Dr. Richey and Senator Ossoff, download the link above.

Dr. Rashad Richey, host of the award-winning ‘Rashad Richey Morning Show’ on News & Talk 1380 – WAOK/V-103FM (HD3) (Weekdays 7am -10am), and the ‘Dr. Rashad Richey Review’ on SiriusXM’s Urban View (Sundays at 1pm and 9pm), was voted ‘Best Talk Radio Personality in Atlanta’ by readers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and named ‘Most Trusted Voice in Atlanta’ by the Atlanta Business Journal, making him the first African-American to receive these distinctions.

The intelligent and fearless television news anchor for the opinion news show, ‘Indisputable with Dr. Rashad Richey’ on the TYT Network, which was named ‘fastest growing TV news show in America’, and Political Commentator for The People’s Station V-103 FM, America’s largest urban station, also serves as President of Rolling Out, the largest free-print urban publication in the country. This multimedia powerhouse with over 3-million combined subscribers/followers on Facebook Watch, YouTube, Podcasts, and Twitch combined, is a noted multidisciplinary academic scholar, university professor/lecturer and an Emmy-nominated television Political Analyst for CBS News Atlanta. 

Believing in the power of knowledge and education, Dr. Richey holds several advanced degrees, making him one of the most academically credentialed individuals in American history according to America News Now. Completing doctoral research studies in federal policy reform from Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Richey also holds a PhD from the Business University of Costa Rica where his research and doctoral dissertation highlighted the nuances and intersectionality of politics, policy and religion. 

Being a student of leadership, Dr. Richey completed studies in Executive Leadership at Cornell University and was accepted into a specialty executive law program at Harvard University in International Finance: Policy, Regulation, and Transactions. Understanding the connectivity of culture and science, Dr. Richey earned his Master of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Pacific, where his master’s thesis researched cognitive functionalities of brain entrainment. Dr. Richey also completed a Master of Science in Applied Physics and Quantum Mechanics from Universidad Empresarial, his master’s thesis was adapted into a book titled, ‘Ancient Egyptian Mastery of Quantum Physics, Vibratory Frequency, and Geometric Sciences: An Overview of Complex Scientific Applications in Ancient Cultures’, which quickly became the #1 Physics, #1 Science, #1 History, and #1 Egyptian Genre b0ok on the Amazon platform. 

As an executive leader, Dr. Richey says it’s imperative to combine business practices with compassionate leadership principles, which was a primary focus when completing his Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Beulah Heights University. Dr. Richey also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Humanitarian Studies from the University of Renaissance and a Doctor of Law in International Law (ABD) from the research institution, Azteca University. 

He is currently in the final leg of completing his Juris Doctor (Law Degree) from Birmingham Law School and dually enrolled in a PhD in Quantum Physics program, which is a collaborative between the Clark Atlanta University physics department and the School of Life Information Science & Engineering at Asia Pacific School of Business.

As host of The Rashad Richey Morning Show, Dr. Richey has interviewed everyone from Vice-President Kamala Harris to TI, and always brings relevant information, the best on-air debates, and most insightful interviews in media. Tune in every weekday morning from 7am-10am on News and Talk 1380-WAOK, V-103FM (HD3),, or on the Audacy App.


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