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(2016/02/12) Prisoners for profit (Prison-Industrial Complex)

February 13, 201675 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
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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

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 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
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