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July 21st 2016:An Inside Look at Prison Industry Enterprise: Is It Really a Win/Win for Business, Inmates and Us? A Frank Interview Tim Grant

First a few facts. More than 2.3 million Americans are in prison and over 50% in federal lock-up are there for drug offenses. Of the 9% of prisoners who are women, 75% have histories of severe physical abuse by partners and 82% suffered serious physical or sexual abuse as girls. They are disproportionately black. Some prisoners work, especially in federal penitentiaries, and they can be forced to work for minimum or no compensation, as little as 23 cents/hour. For the last few years, some people are trying to create a different model for prison labor, developing a for-profit manufacturing sect

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Until September 2015, Tim Grant was president and CEO of Actronix, Inc., a manufacturer of highly engineered cable assemblies and wire harnesses for the medical, security and defense, communications and industrial sectors. He stepped down for health reasons and is currently recovering. During Tim’s tenure as president and CEO, in a partnership with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, Actronix created a second production facility on the grounds of McPherson Women's Unit Prison in Newport, Ark. This unique production facility has had a positive impact on the community by helping train inmates and provide a means for victim restitution and child support. Before heading up Actronix, Tim ra
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2224/inner-revolutionary-radio 20/10/2017 03:00 20/10/2017 04:00 Inner Revolutionary Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2224/inner-revolutionary-radio First a few facts. More than 2.3 million Americans are in prison and over 50% in federal lock-up are there for drug offenses. Of the 9% of prisoners who are women, 75% have histories of severe physical abuse by partners and 82% suffered serious physical or sexual abuse as girls. They are disproportionately black. Some prisoners work, especially in federal penitentiaries, and they can be forced to work for minimum or no compensation, as little as 23 cents/hour. For the last few years, some people are trying to create a different model for prison labor, developing a for-profit manufacturing sector in prison that is supposed to be a win/win for companies and inmates. Tim Grant runs one such factory in an Arkansas maximum security women’s prison. He says he is giving prisoners decent wages, money to send home, skills to use outside and a sense of value. Let’s get the inside story on this new form of prison labor. Does it help prisoners, is it taking our jobs or is it a new chain gang? VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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