Rattling the Bars
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…
Black Women are the Most Rapidly Growing Prison Population, Criminalized and Stereotyped as Aggressive
Caryn York, executive director of the Job Opportunities Task Force and Nicole Hanson, director of Out for Justice, talk about why black girls are punished more harshly than any other demographic and are the largest growing population in the prison system. Black women are given stereotypical handles like aggressive and hostile. Instead of dealing with…
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
Executive Producer Eddie Conway uncovers why more arrests are not making communities safer.
Executive Producer Eddie Conway uncovers why more arrests aren’t making communities safer.
After the New York State Parole Board determined Herman Bell’s release to be low risk and reasonable, New York police, aligned with tabloid news, went on a racist crusade depicting Bell as a threat
Prisoners in Florida organize statewide strike demanding payment for labor, cheaper commissary, restore parole for lifers, and to expose abuses, but FDC argues that there are no reports of work stoppages or interruptions in daily operations
Executive Producer Eddie Conway is featured on a panel about US political prisoners at Red Emmas, an anarchist bookstore in Baltimore City. Conway speaks to the current political climate in the US and offers advice on how to best organize toward the release of US political prisoners
In this episode of Rattling the Bars, Eddie Conway looks at the motivations behind the brutal assault on Herman Bell, a 69-year old political prisoner incarcerated since 1973