America’s prisons are where we warehouse and punish bad people. But how much injustice behind the walls and razor wire is acceptable? Is using inmates as slaves OK? Is it a good idea to maintain a system that reinforces people’s belief that they are just no good? Aren’t “correctional facilities” supposed to promote rehabilitation so that when freed, inmates may actually start to function as good productive citizens? Former long-term prisoner Chandra Bozelko who some think inspired Orange is the New Black, talks about surprising realities in prisons. Twenty first century prisons are a lot like the old plantations. And there is less effort for rehabilitation now than a few years ago. Why have you not heard about the national prison strike? What are the demands?

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