Eric Kussin, founder of “We’re All A Little Crazy” discusses the inception of the Global Mental Health Alliance where Athletes, Celebrities, and Expert Practitioners share experiences and insight to educate students on mental health. This former successful professional sports executive didn’t develop this idea overnight rather it was during the course of two years when he was in the depths …
Mass Incarceration USA: Ending It, and What Started It
With 2.4 million people in its prisons, jails and detention centers—and an additional 5 million people under state or federal supervision through probation or parole—the United States leads the world in incarceration.
The United States accounts for only 5 percent of the world’s population, but nearly 22 percent of the world’s prison population, says Amnesty International. The nation’s prison population has grown 500 percent in the past 30 years, says The Sentencing Project.
Our guest, Carl Dix, a national spokesperson for the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, has been working to stop mass incarceration since the mid-1990s, and in 2011 played a key role in starting the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. He discusses the nationwide human-rights campaign to end mass incarceration—which, he says, has had devastating impact on communities of color and the poor.
Michelle Alexander, associate professor of law at Ohio State University and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, discusses in a presentation at the University of Tennessee the policies that produced mass incarceration.