prison-industrial complex

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

Supreme Court: Indefinite Detention for Immigrants is Allowed

March 1, 2018

The US Supreme Court ruled that indefinite detention for immigrants, undocumented or resident, is allowable. The decision exacerbates an already intolerable situation for over 400,000 immigrants who are caught up in the US immigrant detention system

Rattling the Bars

September 1, 2017
In this episode of Rattling the Bars, Eddie Conway talks to organizers of the annual Returning Citizens Cookout in Baltimore, which seeks to support and empower people released from prison

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

War on Drugs

May 8, 2017
Youth advocate Bobby Marvin Holmes describes the trauma inflicted on Baltimore by the ongoing Drug War

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

DOJ Ending Use of Private Prisons: Will Decarceration Follow?

August 18, 2016

Truthout’s Maya Schenwar says the announcement won’t affect federal immigration detention centers or state prisons

TRNN Town Hall

June 30, 2014
To end the violence in Baltimore there must be radical reform of public education and the criminal justice system – a panel moderated by radio talk show host Marc Steiner

Public Broadcasters Relying More and More On Corporate Funding

February 26, 2014
Jeff Cohen: PBS show “Pension Peril”, funded by a billionaire with interest in shaping public pension policy, follows a trend of public broadcasters growing increasingly dependent on corporate funds