Maya Schenwar returns to “Beyond Prisons” to discuss voting rights, the current political landscape, and her forthcoming book.
Maya is the editor-in-chief of Truthout. She is also the author of Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better and the co-editor of the Truthout anthology Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States. She has written about the prison-industrial complex for Truthout, The New York Times, the Guardian, The Nation, Salon, Ms. Magazine and others. Maya lives in Chicago and organizes with the abolitionist collective Love & Protect. She is the co-author of an upcoming book with Victoria Law, tentatively titled, Your Home Is Your Prison, which they hope to release next spring.