Ep_8 John Dacey, Robert Craig, and Abolish Private Prisons
Practice in Place: Law and Justice Go Viral
In past episodes, we have talked about how the pandemic has highlighted existing issues in the criminal justice system. Back in 2016, the Department of Justice's Inspector General concluded that private prisons posed significantly greater danger to inmate rights and safety. In 2020, these concerns arose again with at least two private prisons becoming COVID-19 hotspots and watchdogs questioning the transparency and accuracy of infection reports coming from those facilities. In this episode, Susie Salmon discusses COVID-19 in private prisons and interviews attorneys John Dacey and Robert Craig of Abolish Private Prisons about the lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Corrections asserting that private prisons are unconstitutional. You can see more about Abolish Private Prisons and the litigation at abolishprivateprisons.org.
Human Dignity and the Abolition of Private Prisons ft. John Dacey and Robby Craig
The Signs of the Times Podcast
Abolish Private Prisons is a non-profit organization founded for one purpose: using the United States court system to end the practice of locking people up for profit. Executive director of Abolish Private Prisons, John Dacey, and Associate Director, Robby Craig, join us to discuss the issue of the privatization of prisons, racism, mass incarceration, and criminal justice reform. They share that when you privatize prisons each prisoner becomes a unit of profit to the corporation and to the shareholders. The prisoner becomes inventory on corporate balance sheets and is reduced from a human being to a commodity. Learn how we can help eradicate this modern day form of slavery by visiting www.abolishprivateprisons.org.