Join us for special guests John Dacey and Robert Craig of Abolish Private Prisons, who discuss the harm caused by for-profit prisons in Arizona.
Given the massive racial disparities of incarcerated populations, you’re likely already aware that the carceral reach of the state — and today’s proliferation of for-profit prisons — can be traced back to slavery and racist Jim Crow policies. But the connections between white supremacy, the prison industrial complex, and religion aren’t always as clear. In this series, we’ll explore the common threads that weave these issues together.
Next in this series:
3/17: A mother’s story: An inside look into the need for prison and criminal justice reform in Arizona
3/24: Chris Phillis, co-director for the Southwest Region of the National Juvenile Defender Center: Juvenile Justice in AZ