Prisons in America: Profit, reform and justice (E095)

In this special episode of “Watching the Hawks” on the prison system in America, Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace talk about the 44-year anniversary of the Attica Prison Revolt. Our hosts are joined by John Kiriakou, CIA whistleblower and prison reform advocate, and Jeffrey Deskovic, founder and president of the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, to talk about prison conditions and prison reform in America. Lindsay France joins the team to talk about for-profit private prisons in America and how telecommunications are making a killing off of inmates. Andrea James also joins Tyrel and Tabetha in Boston to talk about her advocacy for women in prison for non-violent offenses in America. Tabetha brings a heartwarming story of how incarcerated women in Oregon are training to be the next generation of firefighters!

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