Are Prisons Obsolete

Author: Angela Y. Davis
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609801040
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Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable. In Are Prisons Obsolete?

Quicklet On Angela Y Davis S Are Prisons Obsolete

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ABOUT THE BOOK Dr. Angela Y. Davis’ Are Prisons Obsolete? is a formative work about prison abolition. She explores and critiques the American penal system. The work is especially significant as the prison system continues to grow.

Doing Time

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This thesis analyzes the political, social, legal and metaphysical aspects of the "black experience of incarceration" through Angela Davis's controversial work, Are Prisons Obsolete? (2010).

Abolition Democracy

Author: Angela Y. Davis
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609801032
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Discussing the most recent disclosures about the disavowed "chain of command," and the formal reports by the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch denouncing U.S. violation of human rights and the laws of war in Guantánamo, Afghanistan and Iraq ...

Women Race Class

Author: Angela Y. Davis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307798496
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From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.

Being Bad

Author: Crystal T. Laura
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773395
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ur prison nation—a plank in what historian Saidiya hartman has termed the “
afterlife of slavery”—is at a critical juncture. People across the country are asking
with urgency the ques- tion Angela Davis posed in 2003: Are Prisons Obsolete?
Shuttering prisons, repealing drug laws—once unthinkable, outrageous—are
now championed by political actors from Attorney general Eric holder to
Republican Newt gingrich. Even the New York Times, an institution some have
argued has been ...

Reading Is My Window

Author: Megan Sweeney
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807898352
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2. Throughout this book, I interchangeably use the terms “women prisoners,” “
incarcerated women,” and “imprisoned women.” According to prisoner Willy
London, the terms “prisoner,” “convict,” and “inmate” carry vastly different political
charges. A “prisoner” is “a positive thinker, always thinking freedom, held against
his will, respected, honorable, a leader among prisoners, ... viewed as a 'smart-
ass' and potential problem by prison officials and guards, political.” A “convict,” by
contrast, ...

If These Walls Could Talk

Author: Maureen O'Connell
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814634044
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See “Race and Criminalization: Black Americans and the Prison Industry,” in The
Angela Y. Davis Reader, ed. Joy James (Malden, MA: Blackwell Press, 1998);
and Are Prisons Obsolete? (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2003). Marie
Gottschalk, The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in
America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006), clearly maps the
historical convergence of a variety of factors that have given rise to the prison-
industrial complex.

New Abolitionists The

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A professor in the History of Consciousness Program at University of California-
Santa Cruz, and an advocate of prison abolition, Davis critiques racism and
sexism in the criminal justice system. Her publications include Women, Race &
Class, If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance (coedited with Bettina
Aptheker), The Angela Y. Davis Reader, and Are Prisons Obsolete? References
Aptheker, Bettina. The Morning Breaks: The Trial of Angela Davis. New York:
International ...

Understanding Torture

Author: J. Jeremy Wisnewski
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074868672X
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Even Angela Y. Davis, a leader of the so-called prison abolition movement, does
not actually advocate an end to all incarceration. Davis is concerned, rather, with
the way in which the current penal system duplicates the injustices of racism and
slavery in a new institution. In calling for the abolition of prisons, she is calling for
a recognition and rectification of the prison as slavery surrogate. See, for
example, Are Prisons Obsolete? and Abolition Democracy. See his Torture: The
Grand ...