Best of the Left Podcast : (2016/02/12) Prisoners for profit (Prison-Industrial Complex)

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Edition #990

Today we look at the intersection of market capitalism and our prison system where the private prison industry makes billions and lobbies for ever-harsher punishments to continually grow our prison population
 
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Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Private prisons: How US corporations make money out of locking you up - @Truthloader - Air Date: 11-07-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: The Maelstrom - Jim Guthrie


00:10:43 Ch. 4: Act 2: What the Prison Industrial Complex can do for YOU! - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 08-19-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: N/A


00:12:20 Ch. 6: Act 3: Who bears the cost of incarceration? - Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHPshow) - Air Date 9-19-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: The Wrong Way - Jahzzar


00:20:22 Ch. 8: Act 4: The Drug War Has to End: David Simon on "The Wire" & Over-Policing of the Poor - @democracynow - Air Date: 08-26-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Keep Them Down - The Young Sinclairs


00:35:51 Ch. 10: Act 5: Prison Phone Rates - We the Podcast w/ @keithellison - Air Date 1-29-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Everything is everything - Lauryn Hill

 


00:46:34 Ch. 12: Act 6: Bernie Sanders: Abolish Private Prisons - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-21-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Dart - Stray Dogg


00:55:24 Ch. 14: Act 6: Justice is not For Sale Act to #EndPrivatePrisons via @SenSanders & @RepRaulGrijalva - Best of the Left Activism


Voicemails

00:58:57 Ch. 15: Many from the past would not want to live in our society - Will from Mississippi

01:00:11 Ch. 16: Wade's response to Kate re: extreme inequality - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

01:03:38 Ch. 17: The problem with programs that divide us - Chris from Littleton, CO

01:05:11 Ch. 18: In poverty and unable to invest - Heather from Tampa, FL

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


01:07:23 Ch. 19: Final comments on trans health, poverty and financial literacy

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


Activism: Justice is not For Sale Act to #EndPrivatePrisons via @SenSanders & @RepRaulGrijalva

Take Action:

Use ContactingTheCongress.org to tell your legislators to support the “Justice is Not For Sale Act of 2015” in the House and Senate

Sources/further reading:

"The For-Profit Sadism of ‘Incarceration, Inc.’ — An article in The Nation thirty years ago was an early warning about the growth of the prison-industrial complex.” via The Nation

"The Democratic Presidential Candidates Would End Private Prison Contracts” via The Nation

"Programs Not Profits" — In the Public Interest

"Private Prison Firms Buy Access to Public Officials at Lavish Industry Conferences” via Truthout

"Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Plan To End Private Prisons” via ThinkProgress

Racial Justice: Legal Violence/Private Prisons via Bernie Sanders presidential campaign

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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