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(2015/06/12) Our prisons: cruel and counterproductive (Injustice System)

June 12, 201574 min
Edition #930
Today we take a look at the US prison and bail system and explain exactly how it’s built to systematically punish the poor
 
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
Ch. 2: Act 1: US & North Korea Lead World in This - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 04-20-14
Ch. 3: Song 1: Life In Prison - Mitchell

Ch. 4: Act 2: Are U.S. Prisoners Too Patriotic For Their Own Good? - @RedactedTonight w/ @TheRealJFOD - Air Date: 04-28-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: The Political Prisoner - Martin Quibell (from Project Marv)

Ch. 6: Act 3: Solitary Watch and new from a nation in lockdown - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 2-28-15
Ch. 7: Song 3: Something Good Can Work (Remixes) - EP - Two Door Cinema Club

Ch. 8: Act 4: Brooklyn Community Bail Fund - New Media Advocacy Project (@N_Map) - Air Date 11-12-14
Ch. 9: Song 4: Bail Me Out (feat. Joel Madden) - All Time Low

Ch. 10: Act 5: People need to pay for this - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 6-8-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: Pay Up - Jivestone

Ch. 12: Act 6: End Cash Bail in New York via @Pretrial & @MoveOn — Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 14: Act 7: Bail - @LastWeekTonight with @iamjohnoliver - Air Date: 6-7-15

Voicemails
Ch. 16: A Canadian educator perspective on the US school system - Tom From Canada
Ch. 17: Don't use the institutions you don't trust - Marcus from Austin, TX
Ch. 18: The origin of Draconian laws - Dave from Olympia, WA
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 19: Final comments on the Fair Elections Now Act
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: End Cash Bail in New York via @Pretrial & @MoveOn
Take Action:
SIGN: "Gov Cuomo: End Cash Bail in New York” via the Pretrial Justice Institute
Additional Activism/Resources:
Follow and support the work of The Bronx Freedom Fund
Follow and support the work of The Brooklyn Bail Fund
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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