Human Dignity and the Abolition of Private Prisons
Abolish Private Prisons is a non-profit organization founded for one purpose: using the United States court system to end the practice of locking people up for profit. Executive director of Abolish Private Prisons, John Dacey, and Associate Director, Robby Craig, join us to discuss the issue of the privatization of prisons, racism, mass incarceration, and criminal justice reform. They share that when you privatize prisons each prisoner becomes a unit of profit to the corporation and to the shareholders. The prisoner becomes inventory on corporate balance sheets and is reduced from a human being to a commodity. Learn how we can help eradicate this modern day form of slavery by visiting www.abolishprivateprisons.org.
The Signs of the Times Podcast presented by the Center of Social Concerns discusses principles of human dignity, solidarity with the marginalized, and the common good as they relate to current events.Learn More
August 24, 2020