Incarceration in America. The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Our guests discuss how this monstrous system has come to be, the role the War on Drugs has played, and alterantive approaches.
Peter Moskos and Jesse Walker join Jay for a free-wheeling discussion. The author of In Defense of Flogging, Peter worked as a Baltimore City police officer from 1999 to 2001 while enrolled as a Harvard U grad student. His first book, Cop in the Hood, focuses on the failure of the drug war and its impact on police culture and arrest decisions.
The author of Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in Amercia, Jesse Walker's writes widely about pirate radio, copyright law, political paranoia and more. He can be read in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Salon and numerous other publications,