Episode 158 – The Human Rights Atrocities in Mississippi Prisons
There is a group of people that exist in America who are facing atrocious injustices every single day, and no one is talking about it. There are virtually no groups willing to advocate for them. Once people are convicted of a crime – ANY crime – they are modern-day slaves in this country.
American jails are some of the most brutal institutions on earth. Most activists and organizations focus on defending innocent people to keep them from these institutions, and rightfully so, but what about those that are already there? What about the people who are guilty of their crimes being tortured in these prisons daily? Why are we content with locking people away and destroying the key with no regard for their lives afterward?
Are people no longer people after they are imprisoned?
Shaun answers these questions through the story of a specific Mississippi prison in today’s episode of The Breakdown.
Read the Pulitzer Prize winning book, or watch the equally powerful documentary, Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
Film link on PBS: https://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/watch/
There is a group of people that exist in America...