Q&A: From Coal to Prisons in Eastern Kentucky, and the Struggle for a ‘Just Transition’

“Coal, Cages, Crisis” author Judah Schept discusses mass incarceration in Central Appalachia and putting prisons on strip mines, including a new one a Kentucky Congressman is trying to fast track.

Every week, the expressions of love and support pour into Whitesburg, Kentucky’s Mountain Community Radio, WMMT, like messages in a bottle from friends and family to inmates incarcerated in the seven state or federal prisons within the reach of the station’s signal.