Over the last generation, the U.S. prison systems have grown at a rate unparalleled in history, creating what many call a Prison Industrial Complex. Angela Davis explains what happens to our legal system when we lock up more people for longer sentences, which industries are a part of the Prison Industrial Complex, and how to stop or slow prison growth.
Ex Black Panther and now a leading academic,dissident, Angela Davis has long been at the fore,of the fight against the expansion of prisons. In,this recent talk she reviews the background for,the current prison building binge, the effects of,mass incarceration on communities of colour, and,particularly women of colour who are now one of,the fastest growing segments of the US prison,population. she also offers a personal view of her,own time in prison and the imprisonment of others,close to her. Double compact disc.Over the last generation, the United States prison systems have grown at a rate unparalleled in history, creating what many call a Prison Industrial Complex. What happens to our legal system, our Constitution, our democracy when a substantial part of the population feel it in their economic self-interest to lock up more and more people for longer sentences?
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