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Kip Kinkel, the establishment’s poster child for juvenile incarceration, finally speaks

Kip Kinkel was publicly reviled when, suffering from undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenia, he shot and killed his mother and father before killing two of his classmates…

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In Maryland, organizers fight to give juvenile lifers some measure of hope

Sonia Kumar, senior attorney at the ACLU of Maryland, explains the movement to restore the parole option to people sentenced for serious crimes in childhood….

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U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes it easier for judges to give young people life sentences. Now what?

ACLU legal expert Sonia Kumar says the ruling slows but does not stop the movement toward more just sentencing for juveniles. The post U.S. Supreme…

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How an entire Black community was poisoned

What does ‘environmental racism’ mean? What does it look like in practice? When researchers discovered that residents of the small, unincorporated, predominantly Black community of…

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The latest on the deadly effects of COVID-19 in prisons

Ever since COVID-19 came to the United States, its been ravaging prisons in this country. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein and Kathryn M. Nowotny tell Rattling the Bars’…

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France’s attempts to extradite Hassan Diab have chilling implications (EXTENDED INTERVIEW)

The French government has renewed its attempts to extradite professor and exonerated terrorism suspect Hassan Diab. In this extended interview, we talk with Roger Clark…

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Hassan Diab is accused of a deadly explosion. Supporters say his continued persecution isn’t justice

Roger Clark of the Hassan Diab Support Committee and author and human rights academic Monia Mazigh say officials based their case against Diab on problematic…

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Texas’ prison plantation model was a brutal remnant of slavery

Texas’s prison system from the end of the Civil War to the 1980s used perhaps one of the clearest continuances of slavery, the prison plantation…

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Mass incarceration is an environmental justice issue, and vice versa

Prisoners in the United States are forced to drink contaminated water, breathe poor quality air, and live on or near land full of hazardous materials….

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How prisoners expanded the civil rights movement

“From Attica to the Texas work strike of 1978 to the most recent nationwide prison strikes in 2016 and 2018,” Robert Chase, associate professor of…

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Mother of Richard Risher, killed by LAPD, speaks out against BLM leaders

A number of parents of Black children slain by police, including the mothers of Tamir Rice and Richard Risher, have accused the Black Lives Matter…

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When prisoners met to discuss fascism, freedom, and revolution

In 1980, TRNN’s Eddie Conway helped organize a prisoners’ educational outreach program called “Say Their Own Word,” where thinkers and scholars came to Maryland Penitentiary…

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US Prisoners are exploited slave labor

Prisoners are often excluded from discussions about labor rights in America. There can be no doubt that prisoners participate in the capitalist economy in a…

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The parole system is broken

In the state of Maryland, prison inmates serving life sentences can only be granted parole by final decree from the governor. Even for elderly inmates…

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How megacorporations exploit US prison labor

The 13th Amendment has created an inhumane (but perfectly legal) system in which multinational corporations are able to regularly exploit prison slave labor in the…

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Will we stand up for Black trans lives, too?

Last summer, during what some have called the largest social justice uprising in United States history, the lives of Black trans people were ignored. While…

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California prisons: A public health disaster

California is experiencing a public health disaster by keeping people incarcerated in overcrowded, unsanitary, and violent conditions. TRN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Amber-Rose…

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Battleground Bessemer

From Feb. 8 to March 29, 2021, around 5,800 workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, will vote on whether or not to…

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Mumia has COVID-19, supporters demand his release

In this urgent, unscheduled episode of “Rattling the Bars,” Eddie Conway talks to Pam Africa, legendary Philadelphia activist and head of the International Concerned Friends…

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Greece’s right-wing attack on one political prisoner

Dimitris Koufontinas, a 63-year-old Greek political prisoner, has been on hunger strike since Jan. 8, 2021, due to his treatment in prison since the passing…

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Greek political prisoner is at death’s door

Since 2002, Greek revolutionary and activist Dimitris Koufontinas has been in prison for his role in the Revolutionary Organization 17 November (17N). Labelled a “terrorist”…

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Black mass incarceration in the so-called Free State

Transcript Eddie Conway: In recent years, the issue of mass incarceration had reached the United States popular conscience, from Black artists speaking out at the…

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