Maya Schenwar, Truthout/Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better joins Thom. 24,000 prisoners in 29 prisons in 12 states have been on strike for almost two weeks. This is almost certainly the largest action of its kind in American history. So why is the corporate media ignoring it?

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