Angela Davis's Are Prisons Obsolete?
Angela Davis's Are Prisons Obsolete highlights the relationship between the increase of prisons and corporate involvement. Additionally, Davis examines criminality under a racial lens in order to discuss the real purpose of prisons, and that is to further serve white supremacy. Davis urges readers to choose abolition over reform.
This is a great starting point for a concrete discussion of prison abolitionism. Many people I speak to often conflate abolitionism for reform, and Davis's Are Prisons Obsolete? details the instrumental differences in the two terms as well as highlighting the consequences in thinking abolitionism and reform are synonymous.
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