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The Resource Are prisons obsolete?, Angela Y. Davis

Are prisons obsolete?, Angela Y. Davis

Label
Are prisons obsolete?
Title
Are prisons obsolete?
Statement of responsibility
Angela Y. Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Amid rising public concern about the proliferation and privatization of prisons, and their promise of enormous profits, world-renowned author and activist Angela Y. Davis argues for the abolition of the prison system as the dominant way of responding to America's social ills. "In thinking about the possible obsolescence of the prison," Davis writes, "we should ask how it is that so many people could end up in prison without major debates regarding the efficacy of incarceration." Whereas Reagan-era politicians with "tough on crime" stances argued that imprisonment and longer sentences would keep communities free of crime, history has shown that the practice of mass incarceration during that period has had little or no effect on official crime rates: in fact, larger prison populations led not to safer communities but to even larger prison populations. As we make our way into the twenty-first century-two hundred years after the invention of the penitentiary-the question of prison abolition has acquired an unprecedented urgency. Backed by growing numbers of prisons and prisoners, Davis analyzes these institutions in the U.S., arguing that the very future of democracy depends on our ability to develop radical theories and practices that make it possible to plan and fight for a world beyond the prison industrial complex
Member of
Cataloging source
JRS
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1944-
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Davis, Angela Y.
Dewey number
  • 364.68
  • 365/.973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.D375 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
An open media book
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  • Prisons
  • Criminals
  • Alternatives to imprisonment
Label
Are prisons obsolete?, Angela Y. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-127)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes
  • About the author
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Prison reform or prison abolition?
  • Slavery, civil rights, and abolitionist perspectives toward prison
  • Imprisonment and reform
  • How gender structures the prison system
  • Prison industrial complex
  • Abolitionist alternatives
  • Resources
Control code
ocm52832083
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781583225813
Lccn
2006281923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Are prisons obsolete?, Angela Y. Davis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-127)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes
  • About the author
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Prison reform or prison abolition?
  • Slavery, civil rights, and abolitionist perspectives toward prison
  • Imprisonment and reform
  • How gender structures the prison system
  • Prison industrial complex
  • Abolitionist alternatives
  • Resources
Control code
ocm52832083
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781583225813
Lccn
2006281923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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