Interview with Rose Braz about California's prison crisis and the plans to build 78,000 new prison beds. Prison News. Feature on the late Cree artist Randall Charboneau.
Emily Aspinwall, Tiffany Chong, Marge Lam, Louise Croft
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced in his State of the State address plans to build 78,000 new prison beds. Schwarzenegger's plans will cost Californians more than $11 billion dollars. Stark Raven speaks with Rose Braz about this crisis in California's prison system. Rose is the National Campaign Director for Critical Resistance - a US organization working to end the Prison Industrial Complex. (http://www.criticalresistance.org) She is also a member of CURB - Californians United for a Responsible Budget. (www.curbprisonspending.org)
-Vic Toews shuffled out of Justice Minister portfolio
-The Conservative government is set to announce a review of the federal prison system.
-Head of Public Health Agency of Canada questions cancellation of prison safer tattooing project
-Correctional Service of Canada criticizes the Tory government tough on crime policies.
-Taser guns introduced in Canada's federal prisons
-The death penalty is declining in popularity in the US
-Prisoners in New York have won a long fought battle over telephone access.
-5th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo is marked by worldwide protests
Tribute to the late Randall Charboneau, a Cree artist who discovered his talent while inside.
Show includes intro/extro, show & station IDs, music and announcements.
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Stark Raven Show: Jan 15th, California Prison Crisis