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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.
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/)
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.
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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?
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This week on Assata Radio we being a series on the prison-industrial complex. We're going to dig into prisons, law, and business and how they all work together to make some wealthy and keep the rest of us poor. We expose prisons as the conerstone of the ongoing political economy of slavery and the extension of jim-crow into the 21st century. We'll also show how prisons are a key part of the counter-insurgency war against African people and the African community.
Join Lady Dee for Thursday's edition of Mind Magick as we build on the prison conglomerate housing over 1.6 million beings as well as the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) which has a net income of over $160 million. We see many cases on the news and stories in the newspaper of "criminals" being given lenghty sentences which we have become immune to, yet we never hear about companies such as Walmart, McDonalds, Chevron, Bank of America, GEICO and trust that the list continues, who either profit or are vested in the prison industry. Did I mention you can buy stock in the CCA for only $33 a share? Makes you wonder if we're being protected from crime or being led into crime for profitt. Be sure to call in at 347-850-8030 to share your wisdom & insights on the topic or to listen.
Who really benefits from the Prison Industrial Complex? According to the 13th amendment, you can be enslaved or be subjected to involuntary servitude. Who, historically, were the enslaved? Who, historically were in servitude? Think About It!! Because Queen Ifama will BE talking about it!!
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