prison http://kalw.org en Dispatches from the Inside: Living in a criminal/victim world http://kalw.org/post/dispatches-inside-living-criminalvictim-world <p>Inmate Richard Gilliam has been sending us dispatches to let the general public know what life is like for California’s roughly 136,000 prisoners. &nbsp;Gilliam starts today by talking about the effects of the civil rights movement on inmate life.</p><p class="p1">GILLIAM: It was due to fears about prisoner empowerment and social-recognition that politicians and law enforcement officials began a vilification campaign of criminals. They acheived this by positing criminals &nbsp;– and by extension prisoners&nbsp;–&nbsp;opposite the victims of crime.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Richard Gilliam 18653 at http://kalw.org Dispatches from the Inside: Living in a criminal/victim world