The Prisons Issue

Issue 44, Winter 2016

Issue 44

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We try to imagine what society would look like without the need for prisons. Not only did the Quakers craft a statement to this effect in 1981, groups like Critical Resistance have been advocating for radical change for decades.

  • Editorial: Prison Abolition is a Fantasy Worth Pursuing
    Miriam Meinders and John K. Samson 6
  • Feature Material
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind
    Megan Piercey Monafu 8
  • Fight it from the Side
    Adam Joyce 12
  • My Captive Audience
    Jane Christmas 14
  • A Year-Long Conversation Across the Border of Freedom
    Sruthi Pinnamaneni 16
  • A Prophet on the Payroll
    Glenn Morison 18
  • Prison Abolition Becomes Possible
    Walidah Imarisha with John K. Samson 22
  • Blessed are Those Who are Persecuted
    Benjamin Hertwig 30
  • School. Camp. Prison.
    Andrew Woolford 34
  • Restorative Correctinos
    Carol Finlay 36
  • Colonial Justice System Serves to Dispossess
    James Wilt 38
  • Quaker Roots of Prison Abolition
    Garrett Zehr 40
  • Prison Library Books Down, Orders Go Up
    MGPW 43
  • Black is the New Black
    Andrea S. Anderson 45
  • Legal Assistance is an Act of Faith
    Josiah R. Daniels 46
  • Knuckle Bumps on Bulletproof Glass (an excerpt)
    Chris Hoke 48
  • To Break Down Walls Takes Time
    Neaners 50
  • Kindness versus Quotas
    Sarah Quezada 51
  • Reform-Abolition Spectrum
    Josiah Neufeld 54
  • Women Resist: A Conversation with Victoria Law
    Miriam Meinders 58
  • Road to Abolition
    Critical Resistance with Geez Staff 62
  • Glossary
    Staff 64
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle (excerpts)
    Angela Y. Davis 65
  • Resources for Further Study
    Staff 66
  • Where to Begin
    Miriam Meinders 68
  • We Know Unfreedom, We Must Co-Imagine Freedom
    Keguro Macharia 80
  • Regulars
  • Letters 70
  • Civil Disobedience
    James Wilt 74
  • Reverend Billy Arrested at Anti-Monsanto Protest
  • Moral Monday Tour Spans 15 State
  • ‘Some Black Sheep’ Smash Windows of Church Starbucks in Atlanta
  • South African Friar Shot in Face by Rubber Bullet
  • Faith-Based Activists Assist in Nationwide Shut-Down of Oilsands Pipelines
  • Christian Peacemaker Teams
    Kathy Kern 77
  • Peace Accords Signed, But Not Ratified
  • Christian-Muslim Hospitality
  • Feministry
    Bre Woligroski 78
  • Burkini Ban Beach Party
  • Protest Against Women Bishops Banned
  • Catholic Worker
    Lydia Wyllie-Kellermann 79
  • Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock
  • Commemorations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Poetry
    Melanie Dennis Unrau, editor
  • I Tried My Hand at Haiku
    David Bonyun 11
  • Illustrations
  • Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention (excerpt)
    Tings Chak 1
  • The Human Kennel (excerpt)
    Jeannette Tossounian 23

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