TIO, Christine Mantra, OVE discussed on Fresh Air

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The ingredients include things like beans, oats, margarine, mechanically separated poultry, You know ingredients that tick off a checklist of nutritional needs. But are then combined and prepared in a way that is absolutely disgusting. When you hear people describe the experience of eating it, it's it's intended to be disgusting. And so the reason that I wrote about it was really To get hat. The urge that I see so much in our nation's Carcerano practices, which is to make people suffer. I think neutral Ove to me was just a prime example of How blatant our intention is that we say that we incarcerate people to rehabilitate them or to keep our community safe. And yet the foremost thing that I saw over and over again is how much We want people to suffer once they're held within our jails in prison, so serving someone and incredibly disgusting known to be tasteless at best and really foul tasting at worst item of food. Knowing that they are going Tio, perhaps not eat that at all. Or if they do find it to be extremely unpleasant experience. That to me was just a crystal clear example of how the intention behind how we treat people is not aligned with what we say Our intention is when we incarcerate people. Christine Mantra is a psychiatrist who treats patients with serious mental illnesses. Her new book is Waiting for an echo the madness of American incarceration. We'll talk more after a break. This is fresh air. In.

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