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mk  ·  2194 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Cruelest Punishment

    Here, there are no windows.

IMO the reason why Americans are capable of having the penal system we do is because so many of us never have to think about it. This is Mother Jones. This will not be CNN or FoxNews or MSNBC. 60 Minutes might do an exposé, but it will be 'balanced' by vested interests, and viewers might only walk away feeling uneasy, not repulsed.

This doesn't just hold for our insane prison system, either. The madness is creeping as media networks steadily retreat from serving their audience with journalism.

kleinbl00  ·  2194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A couple people have been trying to talk me into doing a documentary on the prison system.

Lord knows I've got the contacts.

mk  ·  2193 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It would be a noble undertaking. There's so many angles you could take on it. It might be something best done in more than one part.