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Paul Wrightis the founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center. He is also editor of Prison Legal News (PLN), the longest-running independent prisoner rights publication in U.S. history. He has co-authored three PLN anthologies, The Celling of America: An Inside Look at the U.S. Prison Industry (Common Courage, 1998); Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America?s Poor (Routledge, 2003); and Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Imprisonment (New Press, 2008). His articles have appeared in over 80 publications, ranging from Counterpunch to USA Today. A former prisoner, Paul was imprisoned for 17 years in Washington state until his release in 2003.
Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance. For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold. They don’t have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don’t like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells.
There are approximately 2 million inmates in state, federal and private prisons throughout the country. According to California Prison Focus, “no other society in human history has imprisoned so many of its own citizens.” The figures show that the United States has locked up more people than any other country: a half million more than China, which has a population five times greater than the U.S. Statistics reveal that the United States holds 25% of the world’s prison population, but only 5% of the world’s people. From less than 300,000 inmates in 1972, the jail population grew to 2 million by the year 2000. In 1990 it was one million. Ten years ago there were only five private prisons in the country, with a population of 2,000 inmates; now, there are 100, with 62,000 inmates. It is expected that by the coming decade, the number will hit 360,000, according to reports.
JOIN US AS WE FURTHER DISCUSS THE IMBALANCE OF THE US JUSTICE SYSTEM. WE WILL DISCUSS THE PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRY, AND IT'S MOOR SINISTER PLAN, WHO IS INVOLVED, AND THE REAL PURPOSE BEHIND IT. WE WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT THE EXCESSIVE PRISON SENTENCING GIVEN TO AMERIKKKAN AFRIKANS, AS WELL AS THE INCARCERATION OF OUR YOUTH IN ADULT PRISONS (RIKERS ISLAND)! JOINING US WILL BE THE EMPRESS NOLA HARRIS (NEW OPPORTUNITIES EDUCATION LEARNING CENTER) AND FROM THE NEW AFRIKA COMMUNIST PARTY, KING DAKEM ROBERTS! PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS CONSTRUCTIVE CONVERSATION, AND NATION BUILDING TOPIC!
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Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Tues. Nov., 24th, 10pm-12midnight EST with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network. Our guest will be Rahiem Shabazz, Director of Elementary Genocide – Ending The School To Prison Pipeline!!! The City of Chicago has released the dashcam video showing the murder of Laquan McDonald by Officer Jason Van Dyke. We'll continue our discussion of this case and the need for Economic Boycotts.
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COLUMBUS, OH: The Film "BLACK FRIDAY", Friday, Nov. 27th, 2015, 4pm-8pm Visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com or [http://blackoutcoalition.org/blackfriday ] w/ special guests Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network and host of "The Michael Imhotep Show", Dr. Boyce Watkins founder of www.TheBlackWealthBootCamp.com and Dave Anderson founder of "The Empowerment Radio Network".
8 Year Old: 8 Year Old Alabama Child Reportedly Killed Infant Sister.
This episode will discuss the Alabama police and prosecutor decision to charge an 8-year with killing his infant sister while his mother reportedly went "Clubbing." We will discuss the collateral consequenes associated with charging this child and why juvenile court is not the proper setting to address the issues in this case. We will discuss how mass incarceration and the for proit prison industry places a role in decisions to incarcerate youthful offenders. It is reported that the mother left the children "Edwards said Kelci was left alone that night in the home with five other children, ages 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8. Katerra Lewis, he said, had gone to a nightclub with a friend who was the person she was staying with. - See more at: http://hiphopwired.com/2015/11/12/katerra-lewis-alabama-manslaughter/#sthash.ZYXNIhl5.fLTu2KBE.dpuf and http://www.inquisitr.com/2558347/alabama-boy-8-kills-baby-mother-katerra-lewis-is-charged-with-manslaughter/
Capital punishment is running rampant in many states. I do believe that there are many crimes where Capital Punishment is justified, bt in many cases a prison industry with a mind to punish and not to rehabilitate can go hand in hand. How many times is the wrong person put to death, before finding out there was a mistaken witness...? Join us as we share thoughts on this special issue, that touches so many lives.
The School-to-Prison Pipeline is identified as a real and intense system in which students find themselves routinely suspended, expelled and often times sent to alternative educational programs or schools. Kids who find themselves in this situation ultimately begin to fall further behind in school, have juvenile contact, and end up in prison.
Join host Hakim Crampton as he reads from Chapter 3 of his book America's Pipeline to Prison.
Fiber laser technology has become a real game changer in the Fabrication industry. Listen in as Frank Arteaga, head of product marketing, market region NAFTA, at BystronicUSA helps us gain a better understanding of the principles behind Fibernomics and the impact fiber lasers are having within the industry, both up and downstream. Learn how bringing real-time data to the forefront of manufacturing; not only for machine to machine communications, but also for real-time decision making and training needs, has changed the manufacturing landscape and is helping the industry address today’s most pressing challenges.
Wayne Barclay was born on the Caribbean Island of Jamaica and migrated to the Brooklyn New York at the age of 5. He gained entrance into Brooklyn Technical High School which is the largest high school in the United States specializing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. While at Brooklyn Tech he played Varsity Football and ran Track. While at Tech he won multiple New York City Championships; he was also a member of two Nationally Ranked relay teams that took first place at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia.
Wayne went on to attend Rutgers University on a track scholarship and he graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. He went to work on Wall Street with the brokerage firm Dean Witter Reynolds where he worked for a few years before leaving to become a tax auditor with the NYC Department of Finance.
Consequently Wayne ended up in Florida where he worked for ExxonMobil as a controller for one of their Lubrication divisions. His dream of one day owning his own business materialized and he and two partners opened an office services company in 1999 called Inter-Office Solutions. In 2002 the partners decided to go their separate ways and Wayne with the help of his wife started Blue Digital a printing company located in the Miami Area.
Blue Digital has transformed itself and specializes in printing for the construction industry. Wayne is proud of the direction the company has taken and has given God the glory for its success. Blue Digital has been blessed to work on projects such as the Miami Marlins Ball Park and currently the Miami Dolphin Stadium renovations. Our services include Small and Large format printing, promotional products, Scanning and Document management. We are a certified SBE enterprise and currently working on our 8a certification.
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"Dino", born in Chicago, Illinois on November 3, 1970 to his mother is Gwen Anderson, (a high school graduate) and father David Wells Sr., a Viet-Nam veteran who served in the United States Marines. Dealing with tribulations throughout most of his life and the devastating divorce of his parents; Dino decided to pursue a boxing career as a young man. Raised in Chicago for most of his life, he also lived in a small town called Eufaula, Alabama. Within that span, he dealt with more he could handle, while trying to raise a son and daughter, all while fostering an entertainment career. Dino also served a short stint in the United States Army National Guard & Reserves. He took a few years off to weather the storms in his life, to refine his career
Every now and again, someone decides it's time to speak up and speak out about what is truly going on 'behind the scenes' of what the rest of us believe is a normal way of life. On this show, we have had people like Randy Cramer (Captain Kaye), Max Steel, Miesha Johnson, Hon. Paul Hellyer and more come out and tell us that what we truly think we know isn't necessarily what it seems.
Recently, a gentleman named Sgt. Daniel Brad MacBolen has come out to talk about CERN, Area 51 and black ops. He has had enough. What bothers him is what's happening right under people's noses, due to shadow governments and the cabal in general. He's tired of seeing good people, like you and me, get played by a false reality. He feels it's time to get his message out.
Dan was born into the Military Industrial Complex as a Slave to a MKUltra Project, but through a series of manifested miracles he fell through the cracks to find a new life, where being Loving & Lovable, has led him to an understanding of how to escape the prison of the mindset of this present Corporate World & all of its entrapments. He feels it's now his job and mantra to help others to escape this Prison to begin new lives & a new journey for themselves,by becoming Free-Moral Agents in Service-To-Others.
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