Business Game Changers
About This Show
Business Game Changers covers the big issues, disruptions, and cutting edge innovation. Each episode brings you leading experts, visionaries, and newsmakers to provide insights on trends, fluctuating markets, and important issues. Join us weekly to hear about our changing business world and how you can be part of the evolving game.
Most Recent Episode
Mass Incarceration and Our Broken Justice System
2 days ago
Broken Justice: Lois Ahrens, Founder of the Real Cost of Prison Project, joins the program to discuss what the current conditions are with our broken justice system and how we got here.
Broken Justice, it's a Bi-Partisan Issue
“There is an urgent need to address the astronomical growth in the prison population, with its huge costs in dollars and lost human potential… The criminal-justice system is broken, and conservatives must lead the way in fixing it.”
Republican - Past Presidential Candidate, Past Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
“It’s time to end the era of mass incarceration. We need a true national debate about how to reduce our prison population.”
Democrat - 2016 Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton
“Though only five percent of the world’s population lives in the United States, it is home to 25 percent of the world’s prison population. … Not only does the current overpopulated, underfunded system hurt those incarcerated, it also digs deeper into the pockets of taxpaying Americans.”
Republican/Libertarian - 2016 Presidential Candidate, Senator Rand Paul
“We believe Congress has a critical role to play in helping to restore trust in the criminal justice system, ensuring that every American is treated equally before the law,”
Democrats - Reps. Elijah Cummings, John Conyers, Jr., and Bennie Thompson, the ranking Democratic members on three powerful House committees.
Lois Ahren's Bio
Lois Ahrens has been an activist and organizer for social justice for more than 50 years. She is the founding director of the Real Cost of Prisons Project, a national organization based in Northampton, MA. She is also a founding member of The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls.
In 2000, Lois began the Real Cost of Prisons Project which brings together activists, artists, justice policy researchers and people directly experiencing the impacts of mass incarceration to organize to end the carceral state.
Lois believes we can only authentically and fundamentally