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.
Students see police as a source of violence and their only protection against it—a contradiction underscoring the need for new school safety models.
Dr. Venezia Michalsen, an intersectional feminist criminologist, joins Kim Wilson to discuss gender and imprisonment, reentry, and the criminalization of women’s survival strategies.
This is the second part of Beyond Prisons’ two-part conversation with professor, author, and abolitionist scholar Dr. Dylan Rodríguez.
Professor, author, and abolitionist scholar Dr. Dylan Rodríguez joins Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein on an episode of the Beyond Prisons podcast.
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.
Abolitionists have confronted violence through Transformative Justice, which models different skills and principles for approaching harm and violence.
Mental Health First is a community-centered initiative to eliminate the need for police as first responders to mental health crises.
Nicole Froio examines how some prison abolitionists are approaching gendered harm without the involvement of the criminal justice system.
Asset forfeiture is potentially a major obstacle to defunding police because the public lacks control over external revenue sources.