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Think Outside The Cage-Host-Geri SlivaTHINK OUTSIDE THE CAGE is a show about the Prison Industrial Complex and the twisted roads that lead to it. The U.S. spends $181 Billion Dollars annually on the crime control industry, or more accurately the “punishment industry,” with California alone spending $16 billion annually.

Hosted by Geri Silva, our show comes to you from both sides of the prison walls exploring an industry whose chief product is human degradation, and whose purpose is both profit and social control. We explore how and why people end up in prison and what happens to them once they are there. These rarely addressed questions need answers: What role do police agencies play in the drive to incarcerate?  How do the courts & prosecutors ensure that “justice” equals the loss of freedom?  And what of the undeniable racial imbalance in this criminally unjust system?

Most importantly, we will focus on the resistance, the movement building, the engines of change inside and out.

Think Outside the Cage features two regular guest hosts:

  • Think Outside The Cage-Guest Host-Jitu SadikiJesse Bliss is the founder/director of Roots and Wings Project, which provides stage and space for voices of the unnamed, unknown and misunderstood with an intimate exploration of the intricacies of the human spirit in relation to all aspects of incarceration, the intersection of outside and inside the walls, plus the paralleled healing power of the arts as an intervention to the perils of the Prison Industrial Complex.
  • Jitu Sadiki is a member of Black August Los Angeles. He was a leader in the Black liberation movement while imprisoned in the 70s and 80s.  His segments will delve into issues that challenge the inequities of the Prison Industrial Complex, put forth ways to support decarceration, highlight today’s political prisoners and advocate for the greatest number of prisoners who are being impacted by cruel, archaic and repressive laws and penal policies.

Each show will bring on an activist in the movement to decarcerate and a prisoner or prisoners who are organizing for freedom across the board!