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Are prisons obsolete?

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly, the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage fr
eBook, English, 2010
Seven Stories Press, New York, 2010
1 online resource (97 pages)
9781609801045, 1609801040
Introductions: Prison reform or prison abolition?
Slavery, civil rights, and abolitionist perspectives toward prison
Imprisonment and reform
How gender structures the prison system
The prison industrial complex
Abolitionist alternatives Click here to view book