L.A. Times photojournalist Mark Boster captures chilling scenes from supermax security Pelican Bay State Prison.
Thursday on Fresh Air:
4 alleged leaders of rival prison gangs worked together to coordinate a hunger strike last summer, at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison, in protest of long-term solitary confinement. We’ll speak to journalist Benjamin Wallace-Wells about how they organized the strike while in solitary. Then we’ll speak to Professor Craig Haney who has interviewed about 1,000 prisoners who have done time in solitary about its psychological impact.
The same day it was revealed that the Army’s top sexual-assault prosecutor has been suspended after allegedly sexually assaulting someone at a sexual-assault conference, the US Senate rejected a bill that would have overhauled the way the Pentagon handles sexual-assault cases.
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Great news for law enforcement, jailers, drug cartels, and the prison industry - the War on Drugs has been very profitable.