For a number of years I’ve been interested in prison systems, particularly the current counter-productive nature of the US system. So, I was really interested to hear this week’s Tech Nation on IT Conversations, which is a discussion with Sasha Abamsky about the state of prisons in the US, the history of the penal system and some of the things going on today that curdle my blood.
Whether you know anything about the state of the penal system or not, this is important information. The more you learn about the prison industry, the more you understand some of the surprising causes of the increased prison population.
Give this show a listen here.