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Abolition & Transformative Justice

Are Prisons Obsolete? Uitgawe and Revised and Updated to Include New Develop and B Edition

In this short, but powerful, book, Angela Davis makes the case that this pattern of incarcerating Blacks, set during the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, carries through to the present.

What is/isn't Transformative Justice

How can we pivot towards practicing transformative justice? How do we shift from individual, interpersonal and inter-organizational anger towards viable generative sustainable systemic change?

In my facilitation and meditation work, I’ve seen three questions that can help us grow. I offer them here with real longing to hear more responses, to get in deep practice that helps us create conditions conducive to life in our movements and communities.

Reina Gossett + Dean Spade (Part 1): Prison Abolition + Prefiguring the World You Want to Live In

Part of an online discussion with Reina Gossett + Dean Spade held on February 7, 2014. Learn more and watch additional videos at http://bcrw.barnard.edu/event/no-one-is-disposable-everyday-practices-of-prison-abolition/…

The New Abolitionists: (Neo)slave Narratives And Contemporary Prison Writings

This collection of essays and interviews provides a frank look at the nature and purposes of prisons in the United States from the perspective of the prisoners.

Transformative Justice

Mariame Kaba/Prison Culture resource list: "I thought that it would be a good idea to create a page that focuses on both of these ideas and also shares some resources that I have found useful in developing my analysis over the years."

Videos: Transform Chicago A Restorative and Transformative Justice Hub

This page features Chicago-specific videos/films that address themselves to restorative and/or transformative justice.

The Abolitionist Newspaper

The Abolitionist, launched in the spring of 2005, is a bilingual publication dedicated to the strategy and practice of prison industrial complex abolition by Critical Resistance. There are 24 issues you can download at their site, here.

Instead Of Prisons: A Handbook For Abolitionists

Offers organizrs and activists a primer for strategy and action in the fight to build a world without prisons.