This week’s Project Censored Show focuses on police violence and the prison industrial complex. The program begins with Carl Dix examining the fatal shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina. Then Jeff Mackler gives an update on the medical condition of Pennsylvania inmate Mumia abu Jamal, and we hear abu Jamal’s latest recorded commentary. In the second half of the program, Maya Schenwar discusses her new book about the prison system, “Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better” and makes the case for shrinking the prison system.
Carl Dix is cofounder with Dr. Cornel West of the Stop-Mass-Incarceration Network; Jeff Mackler is director of the Mobilization to Free Mumia abu Jamal. Maya Schenwar is editor-in-chief of Truthout.org.