James Kilgore, Center for African Studies-University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)/Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time/Truthout, joins Thom. The nation’s first-ever national prison strike has now entered its third week. So why isn’t anyone in the mainstream media talking about it?

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