Rattling the Bars

Slave Labor, Dire Conditions: A TRNN Update On Prisons And COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Eddie Conway talks to journalists Kim Kelly and Adryan Corcione about how the coronavirus pandemic is exposing the poor healthcare system in US prisons and jails.

Rikers Island Prisoners Strike for Soap, Cleaning Wipes

March 27, 2020

Journalist Kim Kelly has been in contact with a prisoner inside Rikers Island. She talks with TRNN’s Eddie Conway about why immediate further action is needed to protect people from COVID-19.

What’s Being Done To Prevent Deaths in Detention Centers, Prisons?

March 26, 2020

Eddie Conway talks to ACLU Maryland attorney Sonia Kumar, Never Again Action organizer Hallie Berkson-Gold, and ICE Free New Jersey activist Jorge Torres.

The Clock Is Ticking On Keeping Incarcerated Citizens Safe

March 24, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, experts call for the release of the most vulnerable people in prisons and jails.

Eddie Conway’s Update on Forgotten Political Prisoners

November 19, 2019

Former political prisoner Eddie Conway hosts this special episode of Rattling the Bars highlighting political prisoners that are still imprisoned after several decades.

Is Rikers Island Really Closing? Or is De Blasio Misrepresenting the NYC Council Vote?

October 25, 2019

Eddie Conway spoke with organizer Albert Saint-Jean from Just Immigration about the impact of the NYC Council borough-based jail vote, about nonprofits that are funding more incarceration, and the misreporting of Rikers Jail closing.

NYC Council Votes to Build More Jails, Continue Mass Incarceration

October 18, 2019

Eddie Conway speaks with No New Jails organizer Pilar Maschi ahead of the NYC Council jail vote about what grassroots activists can do to continue the fight to keep new jails out of New York City.

California Lawmakers Passed a Bill Banning Private Prisons

October 15, 2019

Activist Amani Sawari talks about what the impact on people in private prisons and immigration detention centers will be if Governor Gavin Newsom signs AB32, which would phase out private prisons by 2028.

With Rikers Island Jail to Close, Activists Fight Against Four New Jails

October 7, 2019

Eddie Conway speaks to Brittany Williams and Ngozi Alston from No New Jails NYC about the four new jails planned for construction in New York in 2020, which have $11 billion earmarked for their construction and will be the tallest jails in the world. They say these will continue the legacy of mass incarceration.

Marilyn Mosby

What Is the Financial Cost to Society of Wrongful Convictions?

October 4, 2019

Baltimore’s State’s Attorney’s office houses a Conviction Integrity Unit that addresses wrongful convictions. Eddie Conway talked to Marilyn Mosby about their goals for the unit and to Walter Lomax and Michael Austin, both wrongfully convicted and exonerated, about their losses and how the justice system needs to change.