Dick Gregory satirizes capital punishment in the United States, calls for the churches to take action, and talks about potential actions from "demonstrators." Other panel members answer audience questions (Father James Jones, Norval Morris, Hans W. Mattick, and Arthur Wineberg). Hosted by the University of Chicago. (Part 3 of 3)
A panel at University of Chicago Law School discuss ending capital punishment (tapes A and B) and with Dick Gregory (tape C). Includes presentations by Father James G. Jones and Norval Morris. (Part 2 of 3)
Nelson Algren, Nathan Kantrowitz, and David Maurer discuss language and criminal subculture, including the development of institutional slang at different prisons, the nature of drug addiction and its influence on criminal language and vocabulary, and the myth of the criminal mind. Includes an Interview with an inmate at a Chicago prison.
Discussing capital punishment with author Nelson Algren. Includes interviews with William (Bill) Witherspoon, a death row inmate; Jack Johnson, warden of Cook County Jail; and an [unidentified woman] who marched in protest at the execution of James Dukes in 1962.
Southern Poverty Law Center founder and attorney Morris Dees discusses his career and pursuit of ending racism. Some cases associated with Morris Dees include NAACP v. Dothard and Person v. Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
Discussing prisons and interviewing members of the Fortune Society, an reentry services and advocacy group for individuals with justice involvement, headquartered in New York City. They also discuss capital punishment and life in prison. www.fortunesociety.org
Former ex-nun Mary Harding was accused of being a part of a group that was going to overthrow the Bolivian government. At the 1st meeting with counsel from the American Embassy, Harding could barely walk because she was kicked and punched over and over for information. Harding spent 4 of the 5 weeks in prison in solitary confinement.
John Peter Jones discusses English youth, the working class, and his book, "The Feather Pluckers."
Jane Kennedy talks about her political views and her view of society as a whole. She also discusses her experience in an all women's prison and how the prison system dehumanizes the inmates.
Discussing the book "Race hoss: big Emma's boy" with the author Albert Race Sample. Includes Sample reading a section of the book.
Discussing the book "A handful of clients" and interviewing the author Elmer Gertz.
Daniel Ellsburg, Eqbal Ahmad, Anthony Lukas, and Anthony Russo discuss Anthony Russo's time in jail, the leak of the Pentagon Papers, Vietnam War, torture of Vietnam prisoners being ignored, corruption in politics, and working for Rand.
Eqbal Ahmad, Daniel Ellsberg, Anthony Lukas and Anthony Russo discuss Anthony Russo's trial and treatment he endured during his time from conviction to release in federal prison compared to the treatment of prisoners tortured in Vietnam.
Eqbal Ahmad, Daniel Ellsberg, Anthony Lukas and Anthony Russo discuss their introduction into becoming activitsts, leaking the Pentagon Papers, Nixon Administration, and their philosophy on working for men in power.