CA’s prison revolution, forcing inmates into debt & Norway’s jail utopia
Abby Martin with a variety of stories related to the prison industrial complex, starting with the decision by California voters to drastically reform the state’s sentencing guidelines, resulting in the release of at least 10,000 prisoners. Daniel Wagner, reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, talks about JPay, a company that charges fees to individuals that want to send money to inmates and engages in questionable marketing and lobbying tactics. What government officials can learn from Norway’s prison system, deemed by many to be the most humane in world and reducing recidivism. Finally, Andrea James, former criminal defense attorney and inmate and now prison reform activist, tells why so many females are incarcerated in the US and why so many former prisoners are prevented from voting.