Thu, May 6, 2010 -- 9:00 AM
Prison and CultureDownload audio (MP3)
California's prison system houses over 170,000 people. We discuss prison culture through a look at prison art made both inside and outside the bars, and we talk with contributors to a new collection of art and ideas on incarceration called "Prison/Culture."
Host: Michael Krasny
- Angela Davis, former professor in the History of Consciousness Department at UC Santa Cruz, founder of Critical Resistance, a grassroots organization dedicated to abolishing the prison industrial complex and contributor to "Prison/Culture"
- Judith Tannenbaum, poet and author of "By Heart: Poetry, Prison and Two Lives"
- Mark Dean Johnson, professor of art at San Francisco State University and contributor to "Prison/Culture"
- About "Prison/Culture" : at CityLights.com
- About the book "By Heart: Poetry, Prison and Two Lives" : at NewVillagePress.net