Prison Time interview with NYN’s Matt Ryan

mattryan_500I sat down last week with Matt Ryan, host of WMHT public television’s New York Now to talk about the Prison Time Media Project, what we’ve learned during the last 12 months of research into New York state’s prison industry and the Rockefeller drug laws.

Our conversation focused in large part on the way that race in America has become entangled in the debate over drug addiction, crime, and justice.

Check out an excerpt in the video below and click the link at the bottom to watch the full interview.

Watch the full interview here.  My conversation with Matt begins thirteen minutes into the show.

Support for Prison Time

Support for the Prison Time Media Project is provided by the Prospect Hill Foundation, the David Rockefeller Fund, the NY Council for the Humanities and by numerous individual donors via Kickstarter. Special assistance provided by the Adirondack Community Trust.