Your Call: How do the media shape public views on prisons?
On the August 21st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll continue our week-long series on the US prison system by discussing media coverage of the issues we focused on this week: how we got here, reform, solitary confinement, and youth.
We’ll also discuss sentencing and prison practices in Germany and the arrests hundreds of human rights lawyers and activists in China. How do the media shape public views on prisons? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Maurice Chammah, staff writer with the Marshall Project
Paul Mooney, freelance journalist who has reported on China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and more recently Burma since 1985
Michael Ames, freelance reporter covering politics and environmental issues
Marshall Projects: How Germany Does Prison
New Republic: Why Conservatives' Prison Reform Plans Won't Work