Instead Of Prisons: A Handbook For Abolitionists

Instead Of Prisons: A Handbook For Abolitionists

by Prison Research Education Action

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Instead Of Prisons: A Handbook For Abolitionists by Prison Research Education Action

From discussions on the range of voices that comprise the movement for prison abolition to demystification of the myths surrounding the justification of imprisonment and practical steps toward breaking free from relying on imprisonment, Instead Of Prisons offers organizrs and activists a primer for strategy and actin in the fight to build a world without prisons. A reprint of this 1976 classic, with a new introduction from Critical Resistance.

When it was first published almost three decades ago, Instead of Prisons proposed a conceptual toolkit for those of us who believed then that ever larger numbers of prisons would result in a dangerous entrenchment of the racism we were trying to eliminate. We now face what was our worst nightmare: proliferating penal institutions linked to a global prison industrial complex that transforms bodies of color into society's excess. The republication of this handbook by Critical Resistance is a response to this contemporary emergency. Prisons must be abolished or there will be no hope for a democratic future.

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ISBN-13: 9780976707011
Publisher: Critical Resistance
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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