Rattling the Bars
As prisons close across the United States due to deficits in state economies, California refuses to follow this rational trend by continuing to invest millions of its state budget into prisons and jails.
Ruling Suggests Current Scheme Unconstitutional as it Denies “Meaningful” Chance for Release Regardless of Individual Merit; Operates Like System of Clemency
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway examines the political motivations behind mass imprisonment in the US and why so many people incarcerated can be considered “political prisoners.”
Eddie Conway speaks with organizer Jasmine Heiss about ongoing efforts to get President Obama to grant a pardon to Peltier, who has been a political prisoner in the US for more than 4 decades
Organizer Laura Whitehorn says that the reasons to release aging prisoners are not only financial, but also ethical
Diana Zuniga of Californians United for a Responsible Budget hopes her organization’s new report will deter plans to construct a new women’s jail in Los Angeles