12:00am

Fri May 2, 2014
Politics

Your Call: Reporting on prisons, from Tehran to Pelican Bay

  

On today's Your Call, It's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with journalists Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd about their new book, “Sliver of Light: Three Americans imprisoned in Iran.” Their experience with solitary confinement in the notorious Evin Prison in Iran has led to their reporting on the human impacts of solitary confinement and U.S. prisons. How do assess media coverage of the massive prison system in the US? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.

Guests:

Sarah Shourd, writer, contributing editor at Solitary Watch and co-author of, “Sliver of Light: Three Americans imprisoned in Iran”

Shane Bauer, staff writer at Mother Jones and co-author of, “Sliver of Light: Three Americans imprisoned in Iran”

Web Resources:

Mother Jones: Life in the Hole: Inside a Solitary Cell

Shane Bauer

Sarah Shourd: No one's free until we're all free

SF Gate: 'A Sliver of Light,' by Bauer, Fattal and Shourd

The Guardian: Iranian prisoners allegedly forced to run gauntlet of armed guards

Reporters Without Borders: MANY DETAINEES BEATEN DURING POLICE SEARCH OF EVIN PRISON

Mother Jones: He Had Fresh Head Injuries": What Ohio Has Been Doing to Mentally Ill Boys

Kudos of the week:

Frontline:  Solitary Nation

Mother Jones: This American Refused to Become an FBI Informant. Then the Government Made His Family's Life Hell.

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