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The New Prison Industrial Complex
Last Featured: 10/23/2000

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Prisoners across the nation routinely file lawsuits about prison overcrowding, lack of adequate medical care, and harsh working conditions. But cries of alarm have increased as states privatize prisons, construct super-max facilities, and enforce longer sentences against younger criminals. Join us as advocates give meaning to the Constitution`s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

Jamie Fellner is associate council for Human Rights Watch, an organization dedicated to the enforcement of international human rights law. Since 1995, Felner has conducted research and advocacy on U.S. criminal justice issues and prison conditions. After receiving her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Felner worked for America's Watch, documenting human rights violations in Latin America. Felner is the author of numerous Human Rights Watch reports, including three on supermaximum security confinement.

Ron Angelone is the Director of the Virginia Department of Corrections. During the past 30 years, Angelone has held managerial positions in state corrections facilities in Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas and Nevada and is familiar with all aspects of prison management. A graduate of Roger Williams College with a masters degree from American International College, Angelone is the president of the Association of State Correctional Administrators and chairman of the American Correctional Association's Standards Committee.

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"Those of us on the outside do not like to think of wardens and guards as our surrogate, yet they are, and they are intimately locked in a deadly embrace with their human captives behind the prison walls, by extension, so are we."

— Jessica Mitford

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The Prison Industrial Complex and the Global Economy
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The Right to a Jury Trial
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