Abby Martin: Tortured and Enslaved: Enter the World’s Biggest Prison

Witness Against Torture: Captive Hands

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Empire Files on Sep 19, 2015

The Empire holds by far the most prisoners than any other country on earth, in both absolute numbers and per capita. Abby Martin explores the dark reality of America’s prisons: their conditions, who is warehoused in them, and the roots of mass incarceration.

Featuring interviews with Eddie Conway, former political prisoner unjustly incarcerated for 44 years, and Eugene Puryear, author of “Shackled and Chained, Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America.”

From the archives:

Chris Hedges: The Revolutionary, Caged + In Landmark Ruling, California Prisons Halt Solitary Confinement

Chris Hedges: State Violence and Counter Violence

Chris Hedges: How Prisons Rip Off and Exploit the Incarcerated, Part 2

Chris Hedges: How Prisons Ripoff and Exploit the Incarcerated, Part 1

How Is a Prison Like a War? by David Swanson + Chris Hedges: Poverty, Racism & Policing, Mass Incarceration, Resistance and Social Transformation

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