new orleans prison expansion?

01/08/2011 § Leave a comment

via dave jenkins by our folks at critical resistance.  the video captures the attempt in new orleans to expand prison beds ($250 million tag), while core social services remain devastatingly underfunded.  this model of investing in repression while letting core community infrastructure rot out feels acutely egregious, but is actually emblematic of this country’s direction for the last 40 years.  we have the case for participatory budgeting and prison abolition rolled into one.

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