The multibillion-dollar US prison industry -- and how to dismantle it | Bianca Tylek

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The multibillion-dollar US prison industry -- and how to dismantle it | Bianca Tylek

Friday, 4 June

A phone call to a US prison or jail can cost up to a dollar per minute -- a rate that forces one in three families with incarcerated loved ones into debt. In this searing talk about mass incarceration, criminal justice advocate and TED Fellow Bianca Tylek exposes the predatory nature of the billion-dollar prison telecom industry and presents straightforward strategies to dismantle the network of corporations that has a financial interest in seeing more people behind bars for longer periods of time.
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