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Are Prisons Obsolete? de Angela Y. Davis
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Are Prisons Obsolete? (original: 2003; edição: 2003)

de Angela Y. Davis (Autor)

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With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly,the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage from custom. The brutal, exploitative (dare one say lucrative?) convict-lease system that succeeded formal slavery reaped millions to southern jurisdictions (and untold miseries for tens of thousands of men, and women). Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable. In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues forthrightly for "decarceration", and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole.… (mais)
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Título:Are Prisons Obsolete?
Autores:Angela Y. Davis (Autor)
Informação:Seven Stories Press (2003), 128 pages
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answer: yes ( )
  rosscharles | May 19, 2021 |
I read a few chapters of this in college, but decided to take my time and read through the entire book. I read and reread because abolition is something I think we could see in my lifetime. This book is a must read if you are thinking about the concepts of "crime" and "justice". ( )
  thereserose5 | Mar 3, 2021 |
Yes, yes, yes.

An accessibly extensive history and rigorous dissection of the current obsolete prison system in the United States; Davis painstakingly details not only how prisons are means of oppression but also how it serves capitalism. This prison model, which is a trailblazer of "punishment economy", has influenced a lot of criminal justice system across the world. Her multiple arguments as to the reasons why serving in prison only worsens people instead of improving them appear in every paragraph. Of course, she doesn't suggest reform but abolition of all prisons. And she addresses the instilled fears in imagining a world without them then includes several solutions (albeit briefly) in place of the prison system at the very last chapter. It is a must-read for all.

"Prison relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism." ( )
  lethalmauve | Jan 24, 2021 |
gives an overview of the development of the prison industrial complex in the US and calls for people to envision a post-prison future ( )
  kevix | Dec 28, 2020 |
Despite being 17 years old, still a very good introduction to the concept of prision abolition that makes me want to read more. ( )
  laze | Dec 4, 2020 |
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In this brilliant, thoroughly researched book, Angela Davis swings a wrecking ball into the racist and sexist underpinnings of the American prison system. Her arguments are well wrought and restrained, leveling an unflinching critique of how and why more than 2 million Americans are presently behind bars, and the corporations who profit from their suffering.
 

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With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly,the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage from custom. The brutal, exploitative (dare one say lucrative?) convict-lease system that succeeded formal slavery reaped millions to southern jurisdictions (and untold miseries for tens of thousands of men, and women). Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable. In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues forthrightly for "decarceration", and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole.

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