mass incarceration

Can Ben Jealous Unify Democrats against Larry Hogan?

July 3, 2018

Ben Jealous takes viewer questions and discusses what his primary win means for the future of the Democratic Party

Incarceration Nation: How US Political Prisoners Live in Hellish Conditions

June 13, 2018

The US has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of its prisoners. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with Nino Brown, of the Jericho Movement and ANSWER Coalition, who says American political prisoners are ignored, while they try to survive on dirty water

How ‘American Exceptionalism’ Is Exploited to Justify War and Exploitation

May 9, 2018

Writer and activist David Swanson discusses his new book Curing Exceptionalism with TRNN’s Ben Norton, exploring how American nationalism and the myth of US superiority is used to justify hyper-militarism and capitalist oppression.

Debunking the Myth of American Exceptionalism, with David Swanson

April 19, 2018

Anti-war writer and activist David Swanson discusses his new book Curing Exceptionalism, and picks apart the chauvinistic idea that the United States of America is the greatest country on the planet.

Eddie Conway: ‘It’s Not Mass Incarceration, It’s Targeted’

March 1, 2018

Prisons aren’t “correctional” facilities, because they have no interest in correcting anything; the multibillion-dollar prison industry is interested in profits, and institutional racism keeps the money flowing, says TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway

Another Moment in the Long History of White Reconstruction

August 28, 2017

Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Dylan Rodriguez, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside, about White Reconstruction, the false narrative that the term mass incarceration creates, and more

Should Baltimore Adopt Mandatory Sentences For Illegal Guns?

July 24, 2017

On this episode of The Real Baltimore, Councilman Kristerfer Burnett, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle’s Dayvon Love and advocate Kim Trueheart explain their opposition to a mandatory minimum sentence for gun possession

Rattling the Bars

March 4, 2017
Professor Kim Wilson says the inmates are reporting destruction and confiscation of their private property

Rattling the Bars: Trump and Private Prison-Profiteering

February 28, 2017

The security and surveillance industries will be the main beneficiaries of the administration’s policies that target vulnerable populations, says professor Kim Wilson

Glen Ford Report

December 28, 2016
Black labor has become superfluous in the US economy, and the ruling class is responding with more incarceration and police oppression, says Glen Ford