Dean Spade and Laura Whitehorn on the Prison Industrial Complex

This conversation took place at the Baltimore Book Festival Radical Book Tent in 2012. Laura Whitehorn, Former political prisoner and prisoner-rights advocate Laura Whitehorn joins Dean Spade, co-founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, for a discussion about the prison-industrial complex and the ways in which the law stacks the deck against people who don’t conform to the “norms” of society. A rare opportunity to hear these two celebrated and beloved organizers speak together! Laura Whitehorn is the author of The War Before: The True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison, and Fighting for Those Left Behind.