The American Prison System

Professor Davis stated that the greatest threat to democracy is the imprisonment of almost two million people. She said that there is a… read more

Professor Davis stated that the greatest threat to democracy is the imprisonment of almost two million people. She said that there is a connection between the expansion of the prison system today and the system of slavery which is a part of our history. She also commented that a criminal is often imagined in the form of a black man. She talked about the Civil War and the effect the war has had on the American prison system today. She took questions from the audience. close

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The American Prison System

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Program ID:
120205-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 27, 1999 | 8:41pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Mar 01, 1999 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Feb 27, 1999 | 8:41pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 27, 1999 | 11:41pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 28, 1999 | 2:57pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 01, 1999 | 8:44am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 01, 1999 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 2

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