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

Jul 28, 2017, 10:00 PM

Air Date: 07/28/2017 Today we look at the cause and state of our prison system and hear some suggestions on ways to fundamentally reform it Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991   Amazon: Bookmark your link to support the show when you shop! USA: http://www.bestoftheleft.com/amazon  Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/?&camp=212361&linkCode=wsw&tag=besofthelef0c-20&creative=380789  UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/?&camp=212361&linkCode=wsw&tag=besofthelef-21&creative=380789   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 Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!