Prison Pipeline on 03/12/12

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Trans-People in Prison

On this evening's Prison Pipeline, host Megan Vosk explores issues surrounding trans-people in prison. She interviews a NY attorney, Adam Pulver, about a recent case involving a trans-woman at Rikers Island who sued her guards for harrassment and abuse. The episode also features a discussion with Toshio Meronek, Eric A. Stanley, and Ralowe T. Ampu, co-editors of the book, Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. For more info, or to order a copy, you can check out the website: http://captivegenders.net/ (or, you can purchase a copy from Powell's and KBOO gets a cut). The episode concludes with a reading from the website of CeCe McDonald, a trans-woman who has been in a Minnesota prison awaiting trial for the past few months. If you want to read more of CeCe's writings and/or learn more about her case, go to the blog:  http://supportcece.wordpress.com/

 

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