​ #1122 Real-Life Alternatives to the Prison/Industrial Complex

Air Date: 7-28-2017

Today we look at the cause and state of our prison system and hear some suggestions on ways to fundamentally reform it

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: @MayaSchenwar: Why Prison Doesn't Work - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 06-08-16

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Life In Prison - Mitchell


Ch. 4: Act 2: The high cost, terrible results and an alternate solution to prison - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 7-10-16

Ch. 5: Song 2:  A Lot of Work to Do - Friendly People


Ch. 6: Act 3: What We Can Learn from German Prisons... - Thom Hartmann - Air Date 08-18-15

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Adventure, Darling - Gillicuddy


Ch. 8: Act 4: PRISON Norway vs. United States - @theyoungturks - Air Date 08-31-16

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Dawn Departure, Jefferson County - Black Prairie


Ch. 10: Act 5: @DDayen: The True Cost of the Private Prison Industry - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date 08-23-16

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Profit - The Mammals


Ch. 12: Act 6: @Shane_Bauer: Trump administration reverses the Obama order to phase out private federal prisons - Intercepted (@theintercept) - Air Date 3-1-17

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Backwards Blues - Adia Victoria


Ch. 14: Act 7: Prisons Phasing Out Visitation For Price-Gouging Video Calls - @theyoungturks - Air Date 05-07-16

Ch. 15: Song 7:  Fight the Power - Public Enemy


Ch. 16: Act 8: Tell Senators to Support the Video Visitation and Inmate Calling in Prisons Act of 2017 via @PrisonPolicy - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8:  Activism - Shihan


Ch. 18: Act 9: The Solution Isn't Kindler, Gentler Prison - The F Word w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 12-15-15


Voicemails

Ch. 19: Don't argue when someone agrees with you - Alan from Connecticut

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on the conservative view on gender fluidity and the existence of transgender social contagion

Bonus Voicemail: Ch. 21: In response to a nuanced discussion of transitioning - Erin from Philadelphia, PA

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Call your Senators to tell them to support the Video Visitation and Inmate Calling in Prisons Act of 2017

Learn about and share facts on video visitation at PrisonPolicy.org/visitation

Follow Prison Policy Initiative on Twitter

EDUCATE YOURSELF

Massachusetts jail following nationwide trend, ending in-person inmate visits, in move critics call cruel (MassLive.com)

Video Calls Are Replacing In-Person Visits at Some Prisons (Smithsonian Magazine)

Senator Tammy Duckworth introduces the Video Visitation and Inmate Calling in Prisons Act of 2017 (PrisonPolicy.org)

Booker Urges FCC Chairman to Reconsider Decision Not to Protect Inmates Against Exorbitant Calling Charges (Booker.senate.gov)

Exploitation (PrisonPolicy.org)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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