Years of campaigning for basic human rights for people caught up in America’s criminal justice system may finally be paying off. 2013 saw significant changes from sentencing reform, to drug policy, to how people are treated behind bars. On this edition, we look at year victories in the struggle to bring humanity to the world’s largest prison industrial complex. Are these changes really a sign of progress? Or will the tough on crime crowd rise once again for another crackdown?
Larry Everest, Stop Mass Incarceration Network member; Stephen Czifra, activist and formerly incarcerated person; Ralph Diaz, Associate Director for the Department of Institutions at Pelican Bay State Prison; Jules Lobel, Center for Constitutional Rights.
Host/Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Producers: Nancy Lopez, George Lavender
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Digital Content and Community Engagement Manager: Kwan Booth
Organizational Volunteers: Dan Turner, Alton Byrd and Barbara Barnett