May 23, 2020

Book Review – City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles

May 23, 2020
by Alan Whitfield

Artist – Alan Whitfield

May 8, 2020

We Were Conditioned to Cruelty: Cinderella

Pretty people are nice; unattractive people are bad. At least, that‘s what our fairy tales signal, and what our secret lizard brains have always thought. A prime example of pretty=good; ugly=bad is “Cinderella.” Our contemporary Walt Disney version of Cinderella portrays the stepmother and stepsisters as ugly, as grotesque. And they are mean indeed. Our pink-cheeked heroine is beautiful inside and out.
April 29, 2020

We Were Conditioned to Cruelty – Rapunsel

How can we continue to allow overcrowded jail and prison cells? How did we allow the criminal justice system to increase prison terms so long that “once in, never out”? Perhaps our culture embraced it and taught us from an early age, taught us through children’s stories and poems and songs…
April 29, 2020

We Were Conditioned to Cruelty – Sleeping Beauty

How can we continue to allow overcrowded jail and prison cells? How did we allow the criminal justice system to increase prison terms so long that “once in, never out”? Perhaps our culture embraced it and taught us from an early age, taught us through children’s stories and poems and songs…
April 27, 2020

We Were Conditioned to Cruelty – Three Blind Mice

How can we continue to allow overcrowded jail and prison cells? How did we allow the criminal justice system to increase prison terms so long that “once in, never out”? Perhaps our culture embraced it and taught us from an early age, taught us through children’s stories and poems and songs…
April 13, 2020

Judge grants temporary restraining order

In an unusual fight between the Texas governor and the Texas judiciary system, a judge has ordered a temporary stop to the draconian new policy from the governor's office thta would leave hundreds, if not thousands, of inmates at risk stuck in jails and prisons. Using scare tactics and the strong arm of law enforcement plus
April 10, 2020

D.C. jail inmates write, design their own monthly newspaper

Allen, 37, is among about a dozen D.C. jail inmates who are writers, columnists or photographers for a monthly newspaper called Inside Scoop. Jail officials launched it a year ago as part of the facility’s education program. The jail is one of a handful of correctional facilities across the country to publish a news publication written by inmates.
April 10, 2020

Terri LeClercq on Koop Radio

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