Rattling the Bars

Take the Money Out of Prison Slavery

Take the Money Out of Prison Slavery

December 18, 2018

Activists and students continue a national divestment movement to stop the corporate funding of private prisons. Sylvester Owino, a Kenyan immigrant, spent 10 years in an immigrant detention center while his case bounced between the lower and higher courts. Owino and other activists talk about the private prison divestment movement and abuses in the transporting…

Black Women are the Most Rapidly Growing Prison Population, Criminalized and Stereotyped as Aggressive

Black Women are the Most Rapidly Growing Prison Population, Criminalized and Stereotyped as Aggressive

December 11, 2018

Caryn York, executive director of the Job Opportunities Task Force and Nicole Hanson, director of Out for Justice, talk about why black girls are punished more harshly  than any other demographic and are the largest growing population in the prison system. Black women are given stereotypical handles like aggressive and hostile. Instead of dealing with…

Rattling the Bars: Stopping Corporate Exploitation in Prisons

Rattling the Bars: Stopping Corporate Exploitation in Prisons

December 5, 2018
Eddie Conway talks with Bianca Tylek, found of the Corrections Accountability Corporation about thousands of corporations funding private prisons and immigration detention centers and what citizens can do about it.
Civil Rights Corps' Fight Against the Criminalization of Poverty

Civil Rights Corps’ Fight Against the Criminalization of Poverty

November 5, 2018

Eddie Conway talks with Alec Karakatsanis, founder and executive director of Civil Rights Corps about issues such as the criminalization of poverty in the justice system, including the money bail system, where people sit in jail awaiting trial for minor offenses because they cannot afford to post bail

Rattling the Bars: A Look Inside Private Prisons in the US

Rattling the Bars: A Look Inside Private Prisons in the US

October 14, 2018

Investigative journalist Shane Bauer speaks to Eddie Conway about his book, American Prison, and the history of prison privatization in the US

Rattling the Bars: More Arrests And Jail Time Will Not Make Cities Safer

July 14, 2018

Executive Producer Eddie Conway uncovers why more arrests are not making communities safer.

Rattling the Bars: Debbie Sims Africa Released from Prison after Serving 40 Years

June 24, 2018

Debbie Sims Africa is one of the “Move Nine” who were charged and convicted for the murder of a police officer in 1978. Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford and TRNN’s Eddie Conway discuss the release

Rattling the Bars: More Arrests And Jail Time

June 17, 2018

Executive Producer Eddie Conway uncovers why more arrests aren’t making communities safer.

Former Black Panther Herman Bell to Be Released After 45 Years in Prison

March 27, 2018

After the New York State Parole Board determined Herman Bell’s release to be low risk and reasonable, New York police, aligned with tabloid news, went on a racist crusade depicting Bell as a threat