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Everyone knows someone who is either in jail or in prison. As of March 2, 2013 there are 2,212,172 people in U.S. Prisons and Jails and the number is steadily rising every day. Join us Thursday at 6:30pm as we discuss the Prison Industrial Complex.
Today the United States has approximately 1.8 million people behind bars: about 100,000 in federal custody, 1.1 million in state custody, and 600,000 in local jails. Prisons hold inmates convicted of federal or state crimes; jails hold people awaiting trial or serving short sentences. The United States now imprisons more people than any other country in the world—perhaps half a million more than Communist China. The American inmate population has grown so large that it is difficult to comprehend: imagine the combined populations of Atlanta, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Des Moines, and Miami behind bars. "We have embarked on a great social experiment," says Marc Mauer, the author of the upcoming book The Race to Incarcerate. "No other society in human history has ever imprisoned so many of its own citizens for the purpose of crime control." The prison boom in the United States is a recent phenomenon. Throughout the first three quarters of this century the nation's incarceration rate remained relatively stable, at about 110 prison inmates for every 100,000 people. In the mid-1970s the rate began to climb, doubling in the 1980s and then again in the 1990s. The rate is now 445 per 100,000; among adult men it is about 1,100 per 100,000. During the past two decades roughly a thousand new prisons and jails have been built in the United States. Nevertheless, America's prisons are more overcrowded now than when the building spree began, and the inmate population continues to increase by 50,000 to 80,000 people a year.
At war 214 out of her 237 calendar years of existence. We never gone a decade without war. The only time without war was the isolationist period of the Great Depression from 1935 to 1940.
Eisenhower warned about the MIC:
"A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction..."
"...In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the Military Industrial Complex. The potential for the disasterous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist..."
"Only an alert and knowledgable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together."
The disturbing truth about how Our Oppression creats a fundamentally unfair criminal justice system toward Blacks, and how Blacks are fed into the Prison Industrial Complex.
We take a hard look at root causes of crime and punishment- inequities in arrests, bonds, sentencers, etc.
We will takle controversial subjects as the deep-seeded societal prejudices of some judges, the anti-black biases of some jurors, the black defendant's blind belief in the fact that if they confess everything will be ok, etc. etc.
What is the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC)?
Why are corporations able to make so much money off of prisoners?
Is it modern day slavery?
How is this affecting our communities?
Spread the word, join in and please please bring your input. The more the merrier and this is a show you do not want to miss!
After tech headlines we'll talk about how the VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY is a perfect metaphor for the military industrial complex and what that complex is exactly.
Today's show will discuss the prison industrial complex and the challenges facing men and women reentering society after prison. Our guest will be Mr. William "Pete" Duncan, star of the award-winning documentary film, OMAR & PETE (http://www.pbs.org/pov/omarandpete/)
In this episode of HoneySoul Radio we will discuss Black Love, Mass Incarceration, and the effects and impact placed on the Black Family. We explore strategies that will strengthen, rebuild and empower our love, our relationships, family and community beyond imposed imprisonment. Our guest Dequi-Kioni Sidiki is co-chair of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and co-coordinator of the Sekou Odinga Defense Committee, a member of the NYC chapter of the Jericho Movement for Amnesty of
PowerViews . . . RELOADING the TRUTH Tonight : The Prison Industrial Complex and American Capitalist Oppression Interviews : Private Prisons in A Wider Context Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Michelle Alexander discuss the prison industrial complex Dr. Na’im Akbar lecture Black Collaboration With White Privilege 2ndHour Michelle Alexander at Riverside Church, NYC Email Us: OCGINFO@ourcommonground.com Twitter: @JaniceOCG Facebook: TruthWorks Internet Radio
Call in to discuss whether you think Nigerians speaking in foreign Accents to other Nigerians is a case of Inferiority complex or Not.
DISCUSSION ON HOW PRISONS OPERATE AS BUSINESSES.
REFORM... IS THERE REFORM AFTER TIME SERVED OR IS ONCE A CRIMINAL ALWAYS A CRIMINAL?
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