Rattling the Bars

MD Senate Restores Ex-Felon’s Right to Vote

February 10, 2016

TRNN’s Eddie Conway covers the historic push to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of a law that will restore the right to vote upon release

Unlock the Vote

February 2, 2016

In this special edition of Rattling the Bars, Eddie Conway speaks with former prisoners who are organizing to pass legislation that would allow all Maryland ex-felons to vote upon release from incarceration.

Law Enforcement and The Criminal Justice System

January 13, 2016
Communities United activist Perry Hopkins tells Eddie Conway reducing recidivism is among the key benefits of restoring voting rights for ex-felons

The Black Radical Tradition in Our Time

January 5, 2016

Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report explores the meaning of the gathering of black thinkers and activists in Philadelphia on January 8th for The Black Radical Tradition in Our Time Conference

Rattling the Bars: Protesting New Prison Policy

December 29, 2015

In this Episode of Rattling the Bars concerned citizens of Baltimore protest to reverse new policy which limits family contact with prisoners in the visiting room.

Rattling the Bars: U.S. Prison Nation

December 10, 2015

In this episode of Rattling the Bars, TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks to Prison Policy Initiative’s Bernadette Rabuy and Dignity and Power Now’s Mark-Anthony Johnson about a new report on mass incarceration in America

Mass Incarceration, Solitary Confinement and Prisoners Rights

November 23, 2015
A recently published report by the Prison Policy Initiative brings to light staggering statistics about incarcerated women.

Rattling the Bars, Ep. 1: ‘The Real Cost of Calls’

October 13, 2015

What’s the real human toll that the inmate calling industry is taking on prisoners and their loved ones? Host Eddie Conway talks to the affected families, the FCC, and those seeking to change the industry’s predatory policies.

Prisoners Now Eligible for Pell Grants to Earn College Degrees

August 1, 2015

TRNN’s Eddie Conway, who used Pell Grants to earn three degrees while in prison, says Obama’s pilot program to offer Pell Grants to prisoners will help reduce mass incarceration by reducing recidivism and combating the impact of mass incarceration

US Race Issues

July 29, 2015
Black Lives Matter activist Mark-Anthony Johnson says LA County residents are calling for civilian oversight, with teeth, to keep the Sheriff’s office in check.