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Are Prisons Obsolete? by
Call Number: HV9471 .D38 2003
Publication Date: 2003-08-05
Since the 1980s prison construction and incarceration rates in the U.S. have been rising exponentially, evoking huge public concern about their proliferation, their recent privatization and their promise of enormous profits. But these prisons house hugely disproportionate numbers of people of color, betraying the racism embedded in the system, while studies show that increasing prison sentences has had no effect on crime. Here, esteemed civil rights activist Angela Davis lays bare the situation and argues for a radical rethinking of our rehabilitation programs.
Freedom Dreams by
Call Number: E185 .K39 2002
Publication Date: 2002-06-13
This exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora throughout the twentieth century begins with the premise that the catalyst for political engagement has rarely been misery, poverty, or oppression. People are drawn to social movement because of hope: their dreams of a new world radically different from the one they inherited. Our imagination may be the most revolutionary tool available to us, and yet we have failed to understand its political importance and recognize it as a powerful social force.
Study and Struggle
Mississippi Freedom Winter is a partnership between a national network of university faculty and students and organizers in Mississippi to address the pressing humanitarian crises of incarceration and immigrant detention in our state. ... Our Study and Struggle program is the first phase of an ongoing project to organize against incarceration and criminalization in Mississippi through four months of political education and community building.
Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind
In three decades of advocating for prison abolition, the activist and scholar has helped transform how people think about criminal justice.
Abolition And Reparations: Histories of Resistance, Transformative Justice, And Accountability: Developments in the Law by Patrisse Cullors
The historical context of abolition is minimally understood, either in today’s social movements or in U.S. society more broadly. For our political strategies and struggles against racism, patriarchy, and capitalism to be effective, we must deeply ground ourselves in an abolitionist vision and praxis.
TransformHarm.org is a resource hub about ending violence. We are not an organization. This site offers an introduction to transformative justice. Created by Mariame Kaba and designed by Lu Design Studio, the site includes selected articles, audio-visual resources, curricula, and more.
The Abolitionist Library
Podcasts, books, articles, and other resources on the death penalty and prison and police abolition.
Abolition Feminism: Celebrating 20 Years of INCITE!
The Barnard Center for Research on Women presents Abolition Feminism: Celebrating 20 Years of INCITE! We’re digging into abolition feminist & the legacy of radical feminist of color organization, INCITE! w/ Angela Y. Davis, Beth E. Richie, Mimi Kim, Nadine Naber, Cara Page, Shana griffin & Kiri Sailiata!