incarceration

Laura Flanders Show: All Families Belong Together – Immigration and Incarceration

July 8, 2018

Families torn apart at the border and through our prison system. Can we use this moment of public awareness to create change? Emani Davis, a long-standing advocate for children of incarcerated parents and Color Of Change’s Rashad Robinson are this week’s guests on The Laura Flanders Show

Maryland Governor Seeks to Keep Barrier to College for Ex-inmates

October 9, 2017

A bill that would allow returning citizens to exclude their criminal record from initial college applications was vetoed by MD Gov Larry Hogan, now supporters want legislators to override it

Rattling the Bars

March 26, 2017
Truthout Editor-in-Chief Maya Schenwar discusses her work as a journalist, organizer, and prison abolitionist

Thousands of Prisoners Strike Against Forced Labor

September 9, 2016

On the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, Prison Radio’s Noelle Hanrahan explains how and why prisoners organized what may be the largest prison strike in US history

Law Enforcement and The Criminal Justice System

August 24, 2016
Walter Lomax of the Maryland Restorative Justice initiative says that he has watched ex-prisoners suffer from slashed social services despite the knowledge that such programs promote reintegration into society

Rattling the Bars: U.S. Prison Strikes

August 22, 2016

In this episode of Rattling the Bars we examine various prison strikes in the U.S. and the common thread of inhumane prison conditions

Drug Wars

December 11, 2013
The small Latin American country of Uruguay has become the only country that allows growing and selling marijuana

Profiting from Police Militarization

October 28, 2013
Kimber Heinz: Urban Shield demonstrates the militarization of security forces worldwide. Police departments and military units met with weapons contractors last weekend at the seventh annual Urban Shield expo in Oakland, California. The event was sponsored by manufacturers like Lockhead Martin, Colt Weapons, and Safariland, who produce tear gas, arms and stun grenades. The expo…

Corporations Reap Billions from Mass Incarceration

October 21, 2013
New campaign exposes the companies that profit off prisoners A new video series called Prison Profiteers exposes the corporations that profit from the nation's incarceration system, including medical companies, bail companies, phone companies, and even police departments. The report mentions Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group as private prison companies who profit from mass incarceration. Jesse…

2012 Undocubus National Tour Highlights Plight Of Undocumented Immigrants

June 24, 2013

Pt 1. In 2012, undocumented immigrants toured country on Undocubus, used civil disobedience campaign to mobilize support for just immigration reform