Print Friendly and PDF
only search openDemocracy.net

The Exile Nation Project - Robert Manor

Robert Manor was the Prison & Jail Monitor for the John Howard Association. The John Howard Association is a Chicago-based not-for-profit working for prison reform within a complex social and political environment. In this comprehensive interview Robert talks plainly about the systemic problems of the American correctional system.

The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation. This collection of testimonials from criminal offenders, family members, and experts on America's criminal justice system puts a human face on the millions of Americans subjugated by the US Government's 40 year, one trillion dollar social catastrophe: The War on Drugs; a failed policy underscored by fear, politics, racial prejudice and intolerance in a public atmosphere of "out of sight, out of mind."

ROBERT MANOR

Robert Manor was the Prison & Jail Monitor for the John Howard Association.

The John Howard Association is a Chicago-based not-for-profit working for prison reform within a complex social and political environment.

In this comprehensive interview Robert talks plainly about the systemic problems of the American correctional system.

This interview is #32 of 100 In the Exile Nation Project's archive, which can be found at ExileNation.org/interview-archive.

In this clip, Robert explains that prison overcrowding is a simple matter to understand. "There's too many people in prison who don't belong there."

Interviews 1-31 can also be found on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/theexilenationproject/videos

About the author

Charles Shaw is an award-winning journalist, editor and filmmaker, and the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality. He is currently working on a new film called I’m Still Here, a documentary on Trauma and Healing that will be released in 2015.


We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the
oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.