Law & Disorder

Judge: Vacate Angola Prison of Children; Plus, Commemorating 50 Years Since the Chilean Coup

A federal judge has ordered Louisiana officials to move kids out of a former death row unit at Angola, one of the nation’s most notorious prisons. The ruling found that authorities at the facility had locked children up in cells for days at a time as a form of punishment, punished detained youth with the use of handcuffs, mace, and denial of family visits, and failed to provide appropriate educational and social services and mental health treatment. We are joined to discuss by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, a senior reporter for The Appeal, who has consistently investigated the treatment of child prisoners held at Angola. Elizabeth writes on prison and jail conditions, and wrongful convictions.

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Then, this week marks the 50th anniversary of the US-backed coup in Chile against Salvador Allende, so we spend the next portion of the hour with the second half of an audio documentary produced by our friends at the Freedom Archives, called “The Promise of Freedom“. If you’re interested in diving in deeper to the Chilean coup 50 years ago today, the Freedom Archives has amazing resources on their website – check out their Chile archive here:

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Our Resistance in Residence Artist this week is culturally innovative artist and filmmaker Shaka Jamal.

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