SOURCE: The New Yorker
The Emerging Movement for Police and Prison Abolition
by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Organizer Mariame Kaba is one of the leading public intellectuals behind the movement for the abolition of the institutions of policing and prisons and for a politics that imagines more humane alternatives.
SOURCE: Insurrect: Radical Thinking in Early American Studies
"Abolition Is...": A Roundtable
Several young scholar/activists reflect on how historical analysis can inform the contemporary prison abolition movement and alternative approaches to justice.
Anything is Possible: Toward an Abolitionist Vision
by Marc Lamont Hill
Abolitionism is about more than dismantling prisons. It is also about building a world with universal access to safety, self-determination, freedom and dignity.
SOURCE: Places Journal
“Nothing Stirred in the Air”
by Stephen Dillon
The architecture of the "supermax" prison targets the senses and emotions of the incarcerated as a means of control in the wake of political organizing inside and outside of prisons in the 1960s and 1970s.
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