#1313 Why Prison Abolition is not Nearly as Scary as it Sounds

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Air Date: 10/22/2019

Today we take a look at why the concept of prison abolition isn’t as scary as it sounds, the answer to the question of what would replace prisons and why you’re wrong for even asking that in the first place.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Mariame Kaba and Prison Abolition Part 1 - Justice in America with Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith - Air Date 3-20-19

Mariame Kaba discusses prisons, justice and the systems in place that do more harm than good.

Ch. 2: Future of Abolition with Marc Lamont Hill, Michelle Alexander and Vonya Quarles Part 1 - Making Contact - Air Date 1-30-19

Marc, Michelle and Vonya discuss the mass incarceration state and what actions are needed to change our systems.

Ch. 3: Mariame Kaba and Prison Abolition Part 2 - Justice in America with Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith - Air Date 3-20-19

Mariame Kaba discusses prisons, justice and the systems in place that do more harm than good.

Ch. 4: Is Prison Abolition Possible with Osyris Antham, Mariame Kaba, Joshua Dubler and Victoria Law Part 1 - News Beat - Air Date 12-20-18

Prisons on America are massive, and mass incarceration is a system of control.

Ch. 5: Future of Abolition with Marc Lamont Hill, Michelle Alexander and Vonya Quarles Part 2 - Making Contact - Air Date 1-30-19

Marc, Michelle and Vonya discuss the mass incarceration state and what actions are needed to change our systems.

Ch. 6: Is Prison Abolition Possible with Osyris Antham, Mariame Kaba, Joshua Dubler and Victoria Law Part 2 - News Beat - Air Date 12-20-18

Prisons on America are massive, and mass incarceration is a system of control.

Ch. 7: Carceral Abolition or Reconfiguration with Colleen Hackett and Ben Turk - This Is Hell - Air Date 3-27-19

Elites like to think they are making progress with small steps towards justice, but we have been criminalized black lives for centuries under white supremacy, tweaking and reforming isn't going to accomplish anything.

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The Prison Abolition Syllabus "(modeled after #FergusonSyllabus, #Charlestonsyllabus, #WelfareReformSyllabus and Trump Syllabus 2.0) seeks to contextualize and highlight prison organizing and prison abolitionist efforts from the 13th Amendment’s re-articulation of slavery to current resistance to mass incarceration, solitary confinement, and prison labor exploitation."

The Police Can’t Solve the Problem. They Are the Problem. (NY Times Op-Ed by Derecka Purnell & Marbre Stahly-Butts)

Some Prison Abolition-Focused Orgs/Groups/Activists to Follow on Twitter:

Black and Pink National: @BLACKandPINKOrg

Critical Resistance: @C_Resistance

Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign: @HarvardPDC

Derecka Purnell: @dereckapurnell

Prof. Ibram X. Kendi: @DrIbram

Law for Black Lives: @Law4BlackLives

Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
  • Chrome and Wax - Ray Catcher
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