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The Prison Industrial Complex

WHEN:   7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

 Legacy Books & Cafe, 5249 Delmar (near Union), St. Louis MO 63108

A panel discussion will include:

Deborah Young, President, Cape Girardeau NAACP

Fredric Raines, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Washington University

Edna (Hedy) Harden, Board member, Citizens United for
     Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE)

Tarah Demant, Amnesty International USA, Missouri Area Coordinator

Zaki Baruti, Gateway Green Alliance, Universal African Peoples Organization

From 1940–1980, the number of Americans incarcerated grew at an annual rate of 1.3%, less than population growth. But from 1980–2000, the incarceration rate grew by 7.6% per year. It was driven by punitive federal drug laws, particularly those mandating minimum sentencing. The 1986 "Drug Free America" act specifically targeted inner cities. A black male became 14 times as likely to be incarcerated as a white male, and an Hispanic 7 times as likely.

Deborah Young will speak on the inhumane treatment inmates are receiving in Southeast Missouri correctional facilities. Some prisoners have complained of being denied food, water and arbitrarily being put in the hole for six months to a year.

Fredric Raines will describe how the Prison Industrial Complex has devastated inner cities greatly damaged race relations, and eroded constitutional rights. It represents America's 30 year war on itself.

Edna Harden will address the cost to society of the massive prison industrial complex – the death penalty, long-term sentences, the aging prison population. True rehabilitation and community corrections can make society safer.

Tarah Demant will cover detained immigrants, including asylum seekers, torture survivors, victims of human trafficking, longtime lawful residents, and parents of U.S. citizen children. Immigrants can be detained for years without any meaningful judicial review

Sponsored by Gateway Green Alliance and Universal African Peoples Organization. For more information call 314-727-8554 or visit:

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