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Beyond Prisons: Voting Rights feat. Maya Schenwar

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.

Follow Maya on Twitter @MayaSchenwar

Additional Reading:

Allowing People in Prison to Vote Shouldn’t Be Controversial by Maya Schenwar

The Shameful Moralizing On Prisoner Voting Rights by Brian Sonenstein

Thoughts On Hand-Wringing Over Prisoner Voting Rights by Kim Wilson

Florida’s Amendment 4 Pushes Back On Tradition Of Social Death For People With Convictions by Kim Wilson

Voting Rights Act of 1965


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Beyond Prisons is a podcast on incarceration and prison abolition that elevates people directly impacted by the system. Hosted by Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein.