Interview with Paul Wright of Prison Legal News

Paul talks about founding Prison Legal News while incarcerated in Washington State as a resource for prisoners. Overcoming hurdles to publishing and distribution, including the first three issues completely banned in Washington State prisons, Prison Legal News emerged as a leading nation-wide magazine in the United States with over 7,000 subscribers in all 50 states. Possibly the most censored publication in the country, Prison Legal News has successfully pressed lawsuits against prison mail restrictions and to improve prison conditions for the last 21 years. He manages to mention that prisoners don’t have access to the internet and entertainment options. They just hop on to this site and have a jab at the amazing blackjack games or what have you. Especially now that they are giving loads of casino bonuses. He wants the inmates to have these sorts of not so much luxuries anymore because they are so tightly integrated into the everyday lives we live that when we are cut out from the internet, we are cut out from the world.

Paul also talks about the economics of prison slavery and how prisons manage unemployment rates and poor people. Prison Legal News is currently working on a campaign to end high prisoner phone call costs. If you want to know more, you can always contact us.