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Why Not Prison Abolition?

Joshua Dubler and Vincent W. Lloyd

in Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice, and the Abolition of Prisons

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190949150
eISBN:
9780190949181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949150.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

In a genealogical fashion, chapter 1 explores the processes, both historically and contemporarily, by which prisons are made “necessary” and abolition is rendered “impossible.” Drawing on interviews ... More


Privatization, Abolition, or Reform?

Richard L. Lippke

in Rethinking Imprisonment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199209125
eISBN:
9780191695766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209125.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter is divided into two main sections. The first focuses on prison privatization, the second on prison abolition. In the first part, it is suggested that we should take a mostly benign view ... More


Critical Theory, Queer Resistance, and the Ends of Capture

Liat Ben-Moshe, Che Gossett, Nick Mitchell, and Eric A. Stanley

in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents a roundtable discussion on the intersections, divergences, and collisions between trans/queer politics and critical theory in service of abolishing the prison industrial ... More


The Spirit of Abolition

Joshua Dubler and Vincent W. Lloyd

in Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice, and the Abolition of Prisons

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190949150
eISBN:
9780190949181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949150.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

In the fifty-eighth chapter of Isaiah, the Hebrew prophet exhorts the reader to transcend rote ritualism and engage directly in service to the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed. In exhorting his ... More


Prison Abolition in Practice: The LEAD Project, the Politics of Healing, and a New Way of Life

Setsu Shigematsu, Gwen D’Arcangelis, and Melissa Burch

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0086
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In 1982, in a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles, a speeding police car hit a five-year-old boy and killed him. Susan Burton, the mother of the little boy, experienced the agony of losing her ... More


An Abolitionism Worthy of the Name: From the Death Penalty to the Prison Industrial Complex

Lisa Guenther

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In Derrida’s lectures on the death penalty, the United States figures as “both exemplary and exceptional." Derrida acknowledges the racist structure of state violence in the United States, but he ... More


The Gender-Responsive Prison Expansion Movement

Cynthia Chandler

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0066
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

On April 4, 2007, Cynthia Chandler of Justice Now participated in a conversation with Cara Page, then executive director of the Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment; Loretta Ross, ... More


Prison Abolition and a Culture of Sexual Difference

Sarah Tyson

in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter recounts briefly how feminist antiviolence work has become complicit with mass incarceration. It then makes the case that supporting mass incarceration is at odds with the feminist goal ... More


Bringing Down the Big House: The Political Economy of Prison Proliferation

John M. Eason

in Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226410203
eISBN:
9780226410487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410487.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In conclusion, I discuss the theoretical and policy implications of prison proliferation. As for prison abolitionists and other criminal justice activists, this study provides a bridge to potential ... More


Introduction

Emily L. Thuma

in All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042331
eISBN:
9780252051173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042331.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The Introduction provides an overview of the book’s arguments, methodology, and archive. During the 1970s, in prisons and in the “free world” outside their walls, radical women forged an organized ... More


The Coupling and Decoupling of Safety and Crime Control: An Anti-Violence Movement Timeline

Mimi E. Kim

in The Politicization of Safety: Critical Perspectives on Domestic Violence Responses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479805648
eISBN:
9781479888733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805648.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

In the past several years, the U.S. feminist anti-violence social movement’s reliance on criminalization has weakened under the weight of mounting criticism of what is now known as “carceral ... More


Without the Right to Exist: Mass Incarceration and National Security

Andrea Smith

in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter critiques the debate over national security and civil liberties from a prison abolitionist perspective. It argues that the elision of mass incarceration within even progressive responses ... More


Epilogue

Garrett Felber

in Those Who Know Don't Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653822
eISBN:
9781469653846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653822.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This epilogue connects mid-century Black nationalist anti-carceral activism and the state’s response to the longer history of punitive policing and Islamaphobia.


Unsafe Present, Uncertain Future: LGBTI Asylum in Turkey

Elif Sarı

in Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Illegalization, Detention, and Deportation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043314
eISBN:
9780252052194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043314.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

From the perspective of its founding executive director, this reflection provides an account of the formation and work of the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP), which bridges the immigration ... More


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