Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein discuss Operation PUSH: a nonviolent prison labor strike and boycott in Florida that began on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Mariame Kaba discusses youth detention and Bresha Meadows, surviving abuse, prison abolition, and what books are on her reading shelf.
Professor Alex S. Vitale discusses his book, “The End Of Policing,” which provides a historical analysis of law enforcement and police reform, and argues for alternatives.
Dr. Breea Willingham discusses her prison research, her writing workshops with incarcerated women, and her experiences as someone with family directly impacted by the system.
Dr. Walter Greason joins the podcast to discusses his Racial Violence Syllabus, which attracted worldwide attention following the “Unite the Right” rally.
In part two of our interview, Devyn discusses hip hop scholarship as a liberatory approach to education, as well as his photography, writing, and poetry.
Artist, writer, and organizer Devyn Springer talks about his work with mental health response networks in Atlanta.
Journalist Jared Ware interviewed people incarcerated at McCormick Correctional Institution regarding the ongoing crisis there for a special edition of Beyond Prisons.
Victoria Law joins Beyond Prisons to discuss her work with imprisoned women and her book, “Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women.”