Bio photos of Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar
08 Sep 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: Prison By Any Other Name Feat. Maya Schenwar & Victoria Law

We discuss the fundamental issues with reform & the co-optation of abolitionist demands, how electronic monitoring denies people’s basic needs while shifting the costs of incarceration from the government onto the individual, why community policing is anti-community, and more.

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NYPD Police Car (School Safety). Photo by Can Pac Swire on Flickr.
20 Aug 2020

Students Victimized By Police Are Conflicted Over NYPD Presence In Their Schools

Students see police as a source of violence and their only protection against it—a contradiction underscoring the need for new school safety models.

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13 Aug 2020

Beyond Prisons Podcast: An Abolitionist Focus Is A Feminine Focus Feat. Dr. Venezia Michalsen

Dr. Venezia Michalsen, an intersectional feminist criminologist, joins Kim Wilson to discuss gender and imprisonment, reentry, and the criminalization of women’s survival strategies.

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Credit: Dylan Rodríguez
05 Aug 2020

Beyond Prisons: Dylan Rodríguez, Part II: Police Accountability Is Casualty Management

This is the second part of Beyond Prisons’ two-part conversation with professor, author, and abolitionist scholar Dr. Dylan Rodríguez.

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Credit: Dylan Rodríguez
30 Jul 2020

Beyond Prisons: Abolition Is Our Obligation feat. Dylan Rodríguez

Professor, author, and abolitionist scholar Dr. Dylan Rodríguez joins Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein on an episode of the Beyond Prisons podcast. 

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Photo by Black & Pink on Facebook (Source: https://www.facebook.com/167172647960/photos/10157853858817961/)
29 Jul 2020

For Black & Pink Organizers, Decarceration Must Grapple With Constant Violence Against LGBTQ+ People

Adam Mahoney profiles leadership of Black & Pink, a national abolitionist organization dismantling the carceral system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people.

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Plants grow on a burned out police car. Illustration by Dan Nott on Instagram (Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBV0i3kD8bl/)
27 Jul 2020

How Transformative Justice Responds To Violence Without The Carceral System

Abolitionists have confronted violence through Transformative Justice, which models different skills and principles for approaching harm and violence.

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23 Jul 2020

California Initiative Moves Away From Relying On Police To Address Mental Health Crises

Mental Health First is a community-centered initiative to eliminate the need for police as first responders to mental health crises.

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The Police Enter (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)
15 Jul 2020

Community Organizers Address Sexual Violence Without The Criminal Justice System

Nicole Froio examines how some prison abolitionists are approaching gendered harm without the involvement of the criminal justice system.

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Alameda County Sheriff's Office BearCat. Photo by San Leandro Privacy on Flickr.
14 Jul 2020

Federal Asset Forfeiture May Undermine Efforts To Defund Police

Asset forfeiture is potentially a major obstacle to defunding police because the public lacks control over external revenue sources.

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