Every Tuesday evening through May 4th, The Greene Space and the non-profit advocacy organization Worth Rises are holding virtual panel discussions about the business side of the prison industry, asking: who profits when people get put away? We're previewing those discussions with a weekly segment here on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Mass incarceration is not only a racial justice and civil rights issue—it is also an investment issue. Bianca Tylek, Worth Rises’s executive director, and Elizabeth Parisian, assistant director of research and strategic initiatives at American Federation of Teachers (AFT), talk about how our money—from pension funds to retirement accounts—is tied up in the prison industry, and whether there’s anything we can do to take control and change course.
EVENT, 7pm: Sign up for Tuesday's live virtual panel discussion HERE.