Eddie Conway

Trump's Criminal Justice Reform Act Is a Meaningless Smoke Screen

Trump's Criminal Justice Reform Act Is a Meaningless Smoke Screen

December 18, 2018
Congress's Criminal Justice Reform Act boosts privatization, fails to dismantle mass incarceration, nor does it implement sentencing reform. We speak to Eddie Conway and Natasha Pratt Harris about the proposed reform
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…

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.
Stan Lee: Unpacking the Complex World of Pop Culture and Black America

Stan Lee: Unpacking the Complex World of Pop Culture and Black America

November 18, 2018

Pop Culture has generally been defined by outsider culture. Marvel Comics’ creator Stan Lee personified this with X-Men & Black Panther. On the occasion of his passing, Todd Burroughs, Eddie Conway, and Kalima Young examine Lee’s complex legacy

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

Kentucky Shooting of Two Blacks: 'No Surprise,' Given the Rise of Ultra-Right

Kentucky Shooting of Two Blacks: ‘No Surprise,’ Given the Rise of Ultra-Right

November 1, 2018

Lost in the news of hate crimes over the past week was a random shooting of two Blacks in Kentucky by a white man. President Trump’s fanning of racial resentment is leading to an atmosphere where such attacks are becoming more and more common, says Prof. Gerald Horne

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