Poet, musician, and PhD student John Gillespie Jr. (aka swim.) joins Beyond Prisons to discuss his art and scholarship around suicide in the Black community.
Panagioti Tsolkas, an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, discusses the intersections between the criminal legal system and the environment.
Bret Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center talks about his organization’s work and an abolitionist approach to practicing law.
Victoria Law talks about prison publications and Tenacious, the zine she’s organized for nearly 16 years featuring the work of incarcerated women from around the country.
In a special two-part episode of Beyond Prisons, we discuss communicating with incarcerated people and interview pen pal and activist Ciara Kay.