prisons

America’s For-Profit Criminal Justice is Crushing the Poor

August 9, 2018

A recent push by Senator Bernie Sanders to eliminate cash bail highlights how systemic monetizing of law enforcement continues to enrich cops, courts, and prosecutors

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

The Marc Steiner Show: Paul Coates (Pt. 2/2)

The Marc Steiner Show: Paul Coates

May 17, 2018
In the second part of their conversation, Paul Coates of Black Classic Press talks to Marc about what it means to run a business inspired by George Jackson and the labor movement

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

Rattling the Bars: Liberation Literacy

November 26, 2017

At a conference on life sentences, Eddie Conway speaks with scholar and activist Garrett Felber about Liberation Literacy, a prisoner-run education program in Portland

Albert Woodfox of the ‘Angola 3’: The US Hasn’t Really Changed

August 28, 2017

Speaking with Eddie Conway at the Millions for Prisoners March in D.C., Albert Woodfox, a recently released political prisoner held in solitary confinement for over 40 years, says that most of the changes in America have been “superficial”–but the fight goes on

Rattling the Bars: The gradual abolition of prisons across the United States except for California

January 23, 2017

As prisons close across the United States due to deficits in state economies, California refuses to follow this rational trend by continuing to invest millions of its state budget into prisons and jails.

Reality Asserts Itself - Andy Shallal

March 28, 2014
Mr. Shallal says at the local level is where you can make a change. It’s very hard to expect change on the national level.

Former Prosecutor Gets Arrested to See The Other Side of U.S. Criminal Justice System

December 24, 2013

Bobby Constantino, a former prosecutor from privileged background, lays bare the racism and inequities of the U.S. American criminal justice system

Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges

November 12, 2013
On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says that while people are disgusted with the centers of power, unless there is a constructive alternative, any eruption will be nihilistic and could be fascist