“James Kilgore is one of my favorite commentators regarding the phenomenon of mass incarceration and the necessity of pursuing truly transformative change.” —Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
In the last decade, as the critique of mass incarceration has grown more powerful, many reformers have embraced changes that release people from prisons and jails. As educator, author, and activist James Kilgore brilliantly shows, these rapidly spreading reforms largely fall under the heading of “e-carceration”—a range of punitive technological interventions, from ankle monitors to facial recognition apps, that deprive people of their liberty, all in the name of ending mass incarceration.
E-carceration can block people’s access to employment, housing, healthcare, and even the chance to spend time with loved ones. Many of these technologies gather data that lands in corporate and government databases and may lead to further punishment or the marketing of their data to Big Tech.
This riveting primer on the world of techno-punishment comes from the author of award–winning Understanding Mass Incarceration. Himself a survivor of prison and e-carceration, Kilgore captures the breadth and complexity of these technologies and offers inspiring ideas on how to resist.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Introducing E-Carceration
1 Introduction 3
2 What Is E-Carceration? 16
3 Monitoring: Born in the Punishment Paradigm 34
4 Building the Myth of Electronic Monitoring: Not a "Shred of Data" 49
5 The "Wayward Technology": Busting the Myth of Electronic Monitoring 72
Part 2 Connecting the Dots: From Ankle Shackle to Surveillance State
6 Immigration and Electronic Monitoring: SmartLINKs and Geo-Fences 95
7 The Pandemic and the Growth of E-Carceration 114
8 Camden, NJ, and the "Silicon Valley Way of Doing Policing" 127
9 E-Carceration, Settler Colonialism, and the Open-Air Prison 140
10 Data Profiteering from the Bodies of the Criminalized 153
Part 3 Abolition and E-Carceration
11 Abolition and Challenging E-Carceration 177