#819 Incentives have consequences (Injustice system)

Today we look at the rotten underbelly of our 'corrections' system, who it victimizes and who it profits.


Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Kids for Cash - Official Trailer - kidsforcashthemovie - Air Date: 03-10-14

Ch. 3: Act 2: Documentary Exposes Corrupt "Kids For Cash" Judge In Pennsylvania - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-03-14

Ch. 4: Song 2: We're All in the Same Gang (feat. West Coast Rap All Stars) - Volume Three

Ch. 5: Act 3: We're Being Robbed But The People Doing It Will Never Go To Prison - @bravenewfilms - Air Date: 11-05-13

Ch. 6: Song 3: Resurrection (Space Club Mix) - Phonosynthesis (Includes Continuous Mix By DJ Irene)

Ch. 7: Act 4: Michelle Alexander: Locked Out of America - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date 12-20-13

Ch. 8: Song 4: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics: Ultimate Collection (Remastered)

Ch. 9: Act 5: Annual NYC Inmate Cost Higher Than 4 Years at Harvard - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-05-13

Ch. 10: Song 5: Circles - El Oso

Ch. 11: Act 6: How Yoga Can Help In California's Overcrowded Prisons - TIME - Air Date: 12-19-13

Ch. 12: Song 6: Amends - Bound for Glory

Ch. 13: Act 7: Unfree in America - Mumia Abu-Jamal - Air Date: 2-4-14

Ch. 14: Song 7: We Never Change - Parachutes

Ch. 15: Act 8: All out for CA prisoner hunger strike 2013 - CA Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity - Air Date: 07-08-13

Ch. 16: Song 8: My Favorite Mutiny - Pick a Bigger Weapon

Ch. 17: Act 9: Solitary Confinement - Marc Kilstein for @citizenradio - Air Date: 09-18-13

Ch. 18: Song 9: Creature Fear - For Emma, Forever Ago

Ch. 19: Act 10: Campaign to End Solitary Confinement via @Illinois_CAT - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 20: Song 10: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 21: Act 11: Man Facing Execution Pens Chilling Letter Full Of Truths You Can't Deny - The Young Turks - Air Date: 03-08-14


Ch. 22: Responding on self-identity - Katie from Philadelphia

Ch. 23: The importance of accuracy in labels - Grace from North Carolina

Ch. 24: The history of and thoughts on the word 'queer' - David in Los Angeles

Ch. 25: Men, stop calling yourselves women - Morgan from Chicago

Ch. 26: Re: Respectability Politics: Exactly, amen - Elka from Fort Wayne, IN

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 27: Final comments on recent bonus content and membership

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


End Solitary Confinement In Illinois petition from CREDO and hard copy petition from Illinois CAT.

Printable info flier to circulate.

Sources/further reading:

"I-CAT is Launching a Campaign to End Solitary Confinement in Illinois Prisons”

"Funding Approved for Activation of ADX/USP Thomson, New Federal Supermax Prison” via Truthout

“Essential Prison Industrial Complex Reading List” from Prison Culture a blog everyone should read and a vital follow on Twitter.

"Chicago City Council Resolution to Make the City 'Torture Free’” via Illinois CAT

"Incarcerated Workers Launch Nonviolent Work Strike Against "New Jim Crow" Across Alabama Prisons” from Truthout

"Tennessee bill to bring back electric chair headed to governor”

"A Prisoner Says Farewell to Solitary Confinement – Writing by Lee Savage” via Prison Culture


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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