Reframing the ‘Prison Works’ debate. For whom and in what ways does prison work?

Reframing the ‘Prison Works’ debate. For whom and in what ways does prison work?

Source: https://downsizingcriminaljustice.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/reframing-the-prison-works-debate-for-whom-and-in-what-ways-does-prison-work/ JM Moore argues that prison works very well in maintaining an unjust society and deflecting attention from wider harms. Debates around the question ‘does prison work?’ tend to focus on…

Germany and the Prison Industrial Complex

Germany and the Prison Industrial Complex

Article by John Bowden The growth of what some have described as the “prison industrial complex” and the unleashing of economic free market forces upon the prison system by a…

In the New World of Incarceration, Your House Is Your Prison

In the New World of Incarceration, Your House Is Your Prison

Source: http://www.thenation.com/article/195465/new-world-incarceration-your-house-your-prison By Maya Schenwar A California parolee wears an electronic ankle monitor that tracks his location at all times. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To…

There is no such thing as prison reform: an interview with CeCe McDonald

There is no such thing as prison reform: an interview with CeCe McDonald

Source: https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/andrea-abikaram/there-is-no-such-thing-as-prison-reform-interview-with-cece-mcdonald Andrea Abi-Karam 13 January 2015 CeCe McDonald was sent to prison for defending herself against a hate crime. On the one year anniversary of her release, she discusses…

Self-Harm: the Unseen Prison Epidemic

Self-Harm: the Unseen Prison Epidemic

By Alex Cavendish Source: http://prisonuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/self-harm-unseen-prison-epidemic.html The rising number of prisoners who commit suicide whilst in custody in our prisons tends to be making the news headlines at the moment. The…

Prisons Are Destroying Communities and Making All of Us Less Safe

Prisons Are Destroying Communities and Making All of Us Less Safe

Isolation does not “rehabilitate” people. Disappearance does not deter harm. And prison does not keep us safe. Maya Schenwar, November 11, 2014 Source: http://www.thenation.com/article/190065/prisons-are-destroying-communities-and-making-all-us-less-safe Inmates are housed in three tier…