Russell Simmons on Visiting Rikers, Prisons Destroying Black Community (Part 5)

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Russell Simmons sat down with VladTV and spoke about the prison system disempowering the black and brown communities. Simmons explained that he thinks it’s the new Jim Crowe, adding that the criminals in jail are being educated on new criminal processes and being dumped back into society with no education or job prospects.Β 

During the conversation, Russell spoke about how three strike laws and mandatory drug laws being empowering for the prison business. To hear more, hit the above clip.