This week: Today, prisons provide where hospitals once did, and the care they administer falls far short of the Just Society we had so recently striven for. The situation is serious enough, that the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association has mounted a campaign to bring change to the way prisons here treat inmates, especially those fallen through the mental health cracks. Carmen Cheung is a lawyer with the BCCLA, where she works on litigation and legal reform. Before coming here, she worked on criminal and regulatory defense in private practice in New York City. Carmen Cheung in the first half.
And; Dana Frank is a history professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the author, among other books, of Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America, which focuses on Honduras. She is writing a book on the AFL-CIO’s cold war intervention in the Honduran labor movement. Dana Frank and Hondurans’ “Great Awakening” in the second half.
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