The Legal Defense Show – 10/08/16


It’s another weekly episode of Legal Defense with attorneys John Birdsall and Kirk Obear on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan! The show begins with a discussion of the excellent Netflix documentary “13th” directed by Ava DuVernay, which examines mass incarceration in the United States, and the historical roots of the problem. Using the film as a jumping-off point, John and Kirk discuss what the prison system in Wisconsin looks like, and what role private prisons play in facilitating mass incarceration. They examine the use of prison inmates for cheap manufacturing labor, and what type of challenges ex-convicts face when released, such as prohibitions on voting rights. Tune in next week for an all new episode, and don’t forget that all previous episodes of Legal Defense are available for free on our website: