Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Friday NCPR Call-In:
The Future of the North Country’s Prison Industry

prison-time_375-300x240Friday morning at 11 o’clock North Country Public Radio will host a live call-in show to talk about the future of the North Country’s prison industry.

With two more prisons set to close in our region this summer, in Franklin and Saratoga counties, people are asking new questions about America’s drug war and about the outlook for prison workers from Ogdenbsurg to Malone to Moriah and Saranac Lake.

“Working with a lot of different groups, including John Brown Lives, the Adirondack Explorer and the Adirondack Foundation, we’ve really tried to park a new conversation about our region’s prisons,” said Brian Mann, NCPR’s Adirondack bureau chief and lead producer of the Prison Time Media Project.

“Especially with so much uncertainty for prison towns, it seemed important to talk about the economic realities of the corrections industry, but also the history, the ethics, and where this all goes next.”

Friday morning at 11, everyone will have a chance to call in and contribute thoughts, ideas, questions, and feedback.   You can also email questions in advance to Brian Mann at


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