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Prison Abolition

Everyday Abolition: Working Towards Non-Punitive Accountability

justin adkins | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

Practicing restorative justice begins in our everyday lives. In an everyday setting jumping to punitive measures raises questions like the following. What do you do when your neighbor/friend is verbally having a loud disagreement with her teenager?

Everyday Abolition: We Are Responsible for the Prison Industrial Complex

justin adkins | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

I have been thinking a lot about violence at the hands of the state -- the police state we have become -- and the prison industrial complex (PIC) that we've developed. And since I work in higher education, I have been thinking especially of everyday abolition in the college setting.

#Justice4Cecily: Do Calls for Leniency Undermine the Movement Against State Violence?

Nick Malinowski | Posted 08.03.2014 | New York
Nick Malinowski

At least 183,000 people signed a petition seeking leniency for Occupy Wall Street member Cecily McMillan, who was convicted last week of assaultin...

Middle of Nowhere and the Black Independent Film Movement

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices
Roya Rastegar

This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.

So You Want to Talk Solutions? White Denial and the Change Question (Part 1)

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

It is time to rectify a societal plague - mass incarceration. This would be a step in the right direction.