News Reporters

Welcome to the Prison Rideshare Network Team Page.

Meet our Prison Loved Ones News reporters and staff members.

Editors & News Reporters

These are the editors and writers who currently report timely prison loved ones news for the Prison Rideshare Network online community:

Charles Omedo

Charles Omedo has a degree in Mass Communication and a PGD in Digital Communication. He worked as a newspaper/magazine reporter and editor for many years. Now, he writes daily news articles for private clients. Charles has written for US/UK/Canadian/Indian clients on various niches. He currently writes prison news for loved ones of inmates on the Prison Rideshare Network.



Daniel Peterson

Daniel Peterson is a young professional with diverse experience in content writing and content management. He has a strong blog writing background, and runs his own e-commerce partnership business. Daniel currently writes news articles for prison loved ones on the Prison Rideshare Network.



Kiesha Joseph

Kiesha Joseph is the owner of Content Marketing Geek Corporation. Her company provides white hat, inbound marketing services for small businesses, entrepreneurs, real estate professionals, bloggers and authors. Ms. Joseph enjoys swimming, cooking, eating, dancing, and of course writing. Kiesha is currently the managing content editor for Prison Rideshare Network news for inmates’ loved ones.



Renee Patterson Writes

Renee Patterson writes prison stories, prison news and famous prisoners’ bios. She’s a prison daughter, prison sister and prison cousin. Renee has published eBooks about prison wives, prison fiances, prison husbands, prison kids, prison parents and other prison loved ones. She currently writes news for the Prison Rideshare Network related to the injustices within the CDCR prison system.



Tina Karen

Tina Karen has been a lifestyle blogger for a while now. As she writes her my blog posts, she makes sure to highlight all the major points rather than only emphasizing the areas she finds preferable. Tina possess a soft voice that comes in handy and enables her to do voice overs. She currently writes news article for prison loved ones on the Prison Rideshare Network.



Melissa Knight

Melissa has been a freelance writer for 10 years. In that time, she has covered a plethora of topics. Her focus, though, tends to remain on addiction, natural health, health and nutrition, fitness, the paranormal, finances and more. In addition to her personal blogs, she is also a published author and editor of a rehab placement website.



Mirza Gil

Mirza Gil is a full-time writer interested in everything social and controversial. She loves to drink coffee and watch documentaries about people of the world. Ms. Gil is a driven young professional with a passion for writing. She has collaborated with translating houses for Spanish, French, English and Portuguese. Mirza currently writes prison loved ones news for Prison Rideshare Network.



Melanie Macinas

Melanie Macinas holds a BS degree in Computer Science. She found her passion for writing when she took a content writing position for a BPO company. In 2011, she started her freelancing career as a writer and since then has successfully completed several writing projects for US/UK clients. She now writes news stories for prison loved ones on the Prison Rideshare Network.



Heidi Smith

Heidi Smith is an avid writer that boasts an array of credits in authoring blogs, articles, and books. She has an extensive experience in online writing and a myriad of expertise in online web development and inbound marketing. Heidi prides herself on delivering well-written content that engages, enlightens, and entertains readers. She currently writes prison news stories for Prison Rideshare Network.



Emmanuel Oluwapelumi

Emmanuel considers himself more of an artist than a writer. He loves reading and writing poetry and fiction, but on other days, he makes music. Emmanuel has written on diverse topics for many websites and is the author of three books. Currently, he’s a news reporter for loved ones of incarcerated people for Prison Rideshare Network.



Colvin

Colvin Nyakundi is a freelance writer and blogger with interest in current affairs, travelling, real estate, health, technology, lifestyle and anything that makes life easier, better and more enjoyable. He holds a BSc Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has co-authored several books. He is passionate about writing and has successfully completed several projects since he started professional writing in 2012. He currently writes news reports for Prison Rideshare Network.



Austin Wolfe

Austin Wolfe writes both professionally and creatively. He holds a BA degree in Professional Writing from York College of Pennsylvania. Mr. Wolfe currently lives in Glen Rock, PA who takes pride in being a self-proclaimed serial mumbler. trash poet. His motto? “Buy the ticket: take the ride.” Austin now writes news reports for prison loved ones on the Prison Rideshare Network.



Sasha Mela

Sasha Mela is an Aerospace Engineering student at the Illinois Institute of Technology with minor in Political Science. She’s been writing content professionally since high school. Sasha enjoys writing about topics she’s passionate about, including fashion, travel, arts, crafts, makeup, health, jewelry, dieting and more. She currently writes news reports for prison loved ones on Prison Rideshare Network.



Abigael Shem

Abigael Shem has ver eight years of experience in academic, content, research and creative writing, editing and proofreading. developing any type of content is now an easy task for me. When she’s not writing, she enjoys singing, dancing, hiking, traveling and sports, especially football and basketball. Abigael currently writes news for prison loved ones on Prison Rideshare Network.



Team Members

These are the awesome members of our behind-the-scenes team that help keep things running smoothly for our entire network:

Prison Rideshare Network

Prison Rideshare Network which helps prison loved ones find rides to visit incarcerated family and friends in the US. PRN also reports timely prison loved ones news to keep you informed on what’s happening now as it relates to those supporting them on the outside. Download our new PrisonLifts app for a directory of prison visit transportation companies, carpool partners and ride share programs for facility visitors.



VA - Latoya Taffe-Taylor

Latoya Taffe-Taylor is a former Administrator with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of the West Indies, Mona in Human Resource Management. As the Virtual Assistant for Prison Rideshare Network, Latoya helps hold down the fort and keep the community afloat. When she’s not managing projects, Latoya enjoys spending just relaxing and spending time with her husbands and kids.



Sunny Sharma

Meet Sunny Sharma, Moodle Course Designer for Prison Rideshare Network.



Tony Black

Meet Tony Black, Web & Mobile App Designer for Prison Rideshare Network’s PrisonLifts app (coming soon).



VA - Olokodana Bukhari

Olokodana Toyosi is a divergent who tends to divert from the norm while developing in various directions. In mathematics terms, his series of thought increase indefinitely as new ideas are created in his mind. Known to the Prison Rideshare Network team as Toyo, he provides Virtual Assistant services that help keep the news rolling in a timely fashion. When he’s not working, Toyo enjoys conforming to absolutely nothing.