If the system is functioning as it is designed to, then “reform” will almost always find ways to reinforce the norm.
A “closure” sometimes means the use of prisons as training sites that perpetuate oppression elsewhere.
The ballot initiative would replace the city’s police department with a new “Department of Public Safety.”
This Black August, incarcerated organizers are calling on supporters to step up in the spirit of abolition.
The expansion of the “hate” frame fuels repression. Fortunately, grassroots opposition is growing.
While conservatives promote more state violence, religious people of different faiths are doing radical liberatory work.
Abolition begins with dismantling the heterosexist, racial and imperial framework of the military and prison industries.
The legislation would address the 13th Amendment’s clause allowing involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime.
Schenwar says her sister’s death came after a long cycle of criminalization, making her chances of recovery much harder.
The #EndTheException campaign is calling for an amendment that would strike the slavery clause from the 13th Amendment.