#FREENewYork! Protestors demand an end to mass incarceration

Film Length: 12:40 Powerful protest at New York state government in Albany, as protestors testify to the horrors of the modern slavery that is mass incarceration. Nearly 70% of prisoners in the state – overwhelmingly black and latino – are simply awaiting trial (and therefore legally innocent) because they can’t afford ludicrous bails (often in the region of $25,000 for petty crimes). They can be awaiting trial for up to three years, during which time they are forced to work for 15 cents an hour on essential items for the American economy. This IS slavery, pure and simple – and the shocking testimonials here also make clear the links with early slavery, Jim Crow laws, mass incarceration, mass murder by the police and now mass deportation.

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