Curated by Khiely Jackson

This Reader highlights books and Articles that discuss what is prison abolition, how does it affect Black people particularly women and Girls, and what are the solutions. 

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Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California – Ruth Wilson GIlmore

Are Prisons Obsolete? – Angela Davis

Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition (Abolitionist Papers) – Ruth Wilson Gilmore

If They Come in the Morning – Angela Davis

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States edited – Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alana Yu-lan Price Foreword by Alicia Garza

Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation – Beth E. Richie

Invisible no more : police violence against black women and women of color – Andrea J Ritchie

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools – Monique Morris

Discussion Questions

What is justice? What does it look like? What could it look like? 

Why has our understanding and search for justice become entrenched in the very system imposing violence upon us?

How can we imagine justice beyond the scope of the criminal system?

The function and practice of policing -surveillance, harassment, and control- exists far beyond the cops. How are Black women policed in everyday life? In what ways can/do we resist this constant policing?

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