(2016/02/12) Prisoners for profit (Prison-Industrial Complex)
February 13, 2016•75 min
Edition #990 Today we look at the intersection of market capitalism and our prison system where the private prison industry makes billions and lobbies for ever-harsher punishments to continually grow our prison population Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill 00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Private prisons: How US corporations make money out of locking you up - @Truthloader - Air Date: 11-07-13 Ch. 3: Song 1: The Maelstrom - Jim Guthrie 00:10:43 Ch. 4: Act 2: What the Prison Industrial Complex can do for YOU! - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 08-19-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: N/A 00:12:20 Ch. 6: Act 3: Who bears the cost of incarceration? - Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHPshow) - Air Date 9-19-15 Ch. 7: Song 3: The Wrong Way - Jahzzar 00:20:22 Ch. 8: Act 4: The Drug War Has to End: David Simon on "The Wire" & Over-Policing of the Poor - @democracynow - Air Date: 08-26-15 Ch. 9: Song 4: Keep Them Down - The Young Sinclairs 00:35:51 Ch. 10: Act 5: Prison Phone Rates - We the Podcast w/ @keithellison - Air Date 1-29-16 Ch. 11: Song 5: Everything is everything - Lauryn Hill 00:46:34 Ch. 12: Act 6: Bernie Sanders: Abolish Private Prisons - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-21-15 Ch. 13: Song 6: Dart - Stray Dogg 00:55:24 Ch. 14: Act 6: Justice is not For Sale Act to #EndPrivatePrisons via @SenSanders & @RepRaulGrijalva - Best of the Left Activism Voicemails 00:58:57 Ch. 15: Many from the past would not want to live in our society - Will from Mississippi 01:00:11 Ch. 16: Wade's response to Kate re: extreme inequality - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX 01:03:38 Ch. 17: The problem with programs that divide us - Chris from Littleton, CO 01:05:11 Ch. 18: In poverty and unable to invest - Heather from Tampa, FL Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics 01:07:23 Ch. 19: Final comments on trans health, poverty and financial literacy Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: Justice is not For Sale Act to #EndPrivatePrisons via @SenSanders & @RepRaulGrijalva Take Action: Use ContactingTheCongress.org to tell your legislators to support the “Justice is Not For Sale Act of 2015” in the House and Senate Sources/further reading: "The For-Profit Sadism of ‘Incarceration, Inc.’ — An article in The Nation thirty years ago was an early warning about the growth of the prison-industrial complex.” via The Nation "The Democratic Presidential Candidates Would End Private Prison Contracts” via The Nation "Programs Not Profits" — In the Public Interest "Private Prison Firms Buy Access to Public Officials at Lavish Industry Conferences” via Truthout "Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Plan To End Private Prisons” via ThinkProgress Racial Justice: Legal Violence/Private Prisons via Bernie Sanders presidential campaign Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!