“How ALEC & the Kochs Publicly Back Criminal Justice Reform & Privately Expand Mass Incarceration” 

Democracy Now

Part of Ava DuVernay’s new documentary “13th” looks at how ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, has played a central role in the expansion of the U.S. prison system. ALEC has worked with states to write legislation promoting the privatization of prisons in addition to pushing for harsher, longer sentences. We speak to Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy

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