Episode 94: How to Abolish Prison Like a Feminist (1 of 2)

Recent calls to defund police and abolish prisons have raised the question: But what about rapists? In part one of two episodes exploring that question, prison abolitionist Maya Schenwar presents the case for looking outside the criminal justice system for safety and connects the dots between abolition and feminism.

Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition

GUEST: Liat Ben-Moshe, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is co-editor of Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada. Her latest book is Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition BACKGROUND: The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently voted unanimously to close […]

Prison Is Abuse: Understanding Prisons, Abuse of Power, and Control

Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration (MUAVI) and Love & Protect are very excited to share “Prison Is Abuse: Understanding Prisons, Abuse of Power, and Control.” This video documents a timely conversation between feminist-abolitionist activists Monica Cosby (MUAVI, the West Side Justice Center) and Dr. Beth Richie (head of Criminology, Law, & Justice at the […]

A Conversation Between Rachel Herzing and Amna Akbar

A Conversation Between Rachel Herzing and Amna Akbar A conversation between Rachel Herzing and Amna Akbar on the organizing that came before, and the road ahead, toward prison abolition. Rachel Herzing Executive Director, Center for Political Education https://politicaleducation.org/ Co-Founder, Critical Resistance Amna Akbar Law Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Ohio State University

Abolition Can’t Wait: A Teach in with #8toAboltion

Abolition can’t wait. While communities across the country mourn the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Jamel Floyd, and so many more Black victims of police murder, Campaign Zero released its “8 Can’t Wait campaign”, offering a set of eight reforms they claim would reduce police killings by 72%. As police and prison […]

Join the Abolitionist Movement

Abolition has been a huge topic in the wake of the uprising sparked by the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Calls to defund or abolish the police are now experiencing a surge of interest, in the form of street art, protest signs, op eds, and more. In this episode, I’ll be exploring […]

A World Without Police

Maria and Julio talk about police and prison abolition with Charlene Carruthers, author and founding member of Black Youth Project 100, and Ejeris Dixon, director of Vision Change Win. They imagine a world without police, dive into community safety, and get real about what calls for defunding the police mean.

Defunding Vs. Abolishing The Police Explained In 6 Minutes

Activist and educator Joseph Capehart explains the difference between reforming, defunding, and abolishing the police — and why it’s important. Thanks to: https://www.tiktok.com/@mistercapehart https://www.instagram.com/okjsph Additional resources on police abolition: Books: “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander “The End of Policing” by Alex Vitale  “Are Prisons Obsolete?” by Angela Davis Orgs: Critical Resistance (https://www.criticalresistance.org) Reclaim […]

On the Road With Abolition: Assessing Our Steps Along the Way

We are in a historic moment brought on by the consistent exertion of people power across the country and around the world. This has brought us to a place where our communities are poised to win significant victories against the violence of policing on a large scale. To guide us in this moment, we need […]