New Abolitionists Radio 3/5/2014

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March 5, 2014

Join the hosts of New Abolitionists Radio as they discuss the issues and news related to 21st Century Slavery and Human Trafficking.

We examine the Mother Jones Study on States and Black Incarceration in America.

The findings show some states have ten times the number of blacks represented in state prisons as opposed to its general population percentage.

Ray Jasper is scheduled to be executed this month and he wrote a letter that was published on Gawker that is part of a series of letters it publishes from death row inmates.

Italy’s highest court recently declared that classifying cannabis in the same category of drugs is absurd and as a result of over overturning that law, as many as 10,000 people are being released from prison. Unfortunately in the United States, the absurdity continues.

Unable to take even one single day of his own punishment Colorado’s new Corrections Department director is promising to reform the states use of solitary confinement after spending one night in a prison torture cage.

WETUMPKA, Alabama’s Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women is embroiled in a massive DOJ rape and abuse scandal involving hundreds of women for at least 18 years, according to an unfolding Justice Department investigation. More than a third of the employees have had sex with prisoners, which is sometimes the only currency for basics like toilet paper and tampons.

This week we examine Arizona’s constitution to see what it says about the abolishment of slavery.

Our profile in abolitionism past will be Alexander Crummell.

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