On the August 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our weeklong series about the prison industrial complex by discussing the growing prison industry.
The United States spends more than $55 billion a year on state and federal prison systems. We’ll follow the money and look at the vested interests opposing change, from corporations to politicians. Who is reaping the financial rewards of mass incarceration? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
James Kilgore, writer, activist, and author of Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Era
Paul Wright, founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center, editor of Prison Legal New, and author of Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Imprisonment
Prison Legal News: Dedicated to Protecting Human Rights
CounterPunch: The Myth of Prison Slave Labor Camps in the U.S.