Monday, July 04, 2011

Interview with Paul Wright of Prison Legal News

May 31, 2011

Recorded May 30, 2011 by dj questionmark at Free Radio Olympia

Download at: (31
minutes, 7mb mp3)

Paul talks about founding Prison Legal News while incarcerated in
Washington State as a resource for prisoners. Overcoming hurdles to
publishing and distribution, including the first three issues completely
banned in Washington State prisons, Prison Legal News emerged as a leading
nation-wide magazine in the United States with over 7,000 subscribers in
all 50 states. Possibly the most censored publication in the country,
Prison Legal News has successfully pressed lawsuits against prison mail
restrictions and to improve prison conditions for the last 21 years.

Paul also talks about the economics of prison slavery and how prisons
manage unemployment rates and poor people. Prison Legal News is currently
working on a campaign to end high prisoner phone call costs.

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