Something about this prison is weird
On the podcast: a former prisoner who saw something, said something... and, well, you'll see.
A guy commits some crimes, gets caught, goes to prison. And then everything gets weird. Plus, before that: 2014's first #WinReport, and an exclusive global traffic and weather update that stretches from Sochi, Russia to Chris Christie's New Jersey highways.
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Originally posted on January 23, 2014
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Traffic and weather
- Australia's heat wave
- Putin tells gays to leave kids alone
- Internet traffic brisk
- 85 people control as much wealth as the bottom 3.5 billion, notes Oxfam
- Federal judge rules Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
- Walmart joins Coalition of Immokalee Workers Fair Food Program
- Why You Should Be Freaking Out About The End Of Net Neutrality
- Appropriations Bill Makes More Federally Funded research available online
- North Carolina Abortion Ultrasound Law Illegal, Judge Rules
- Rush Limbaugh slams polar vortex ‘hoax’
- Win-portunity: Massachusetts On Cusp Of Passing Major Voting Rights Expansion (Petition here!)
- Check out the 2012 Mother Jones piece Ex-Con Shareholder Goes After World's Biggest Prison Corporation. And see more of his writing in Prison Legal News.
- The Corrections Corporation of America has an ominously chipper website. That's where we got the number of CCA inmates. Overall, according to the federal government, there are about 1.6 million Americans in federal and state prisons, of which roughly 8% are in for-profit prisons. Add another 745,000 inmates in local jails, and you've got more than 2.3 million incarcerated Americans, by far the highest number (and rate per capita) in the world.
- Good stories about good wins: Largest Private Prison Bill In History Dies In Florida Senate Despite Million Dollar Lobbying Campaign; The Secret Weapon in the Prison Phone Rate Fight? Familes