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Futures

IMAGINING A WORLD WITHOUT MASS INCARCERATION

9 posts in ‘Futures’

In Depth

Saving Austin

Emboldened reactionaries tried to get voters to super-fund our city’s police force. But we out-organized them, and they lost badly. Here’s how we did it.

Marina Roberts

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Essay

Radicalized at the Workhouse

The criminal legal system almost took my life from me. The anger that came after now fuels my life’s work.

Inez Bordeaux

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voices

Divide and Conquer

For those of us on the inside who believe in prison abolition by any means necessary, prison closures really mean prison closures. The state and some of my fellow prisoners…

Felix Sitthivong

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In Depth

‘Organizers Change What’s Possible’

Before bold, decarceral changes can become a reality, community organizers tirelessly move the policy needle in other ways. Here’s how they did it in Illinois.

Sharlyn Grace

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Reflections

A Disruptive Innovation

Dismantling the machine that is mass incarceration requires all of us to think outside the box.

Marlon Peterson

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Decarceral Pathways

From Crisis to Care

For alternative responses to policing to work and reduce the footprint of the criminal legal system, they must work in concert and holistically to address both immediate and longer-term social…

Katherine Beckett, Forrest Stuart & Monica Bell

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Policing

The Other Gun Violence

Shifting the narrative and policies on gun violence to include killings by police may spare many families from the pain of losing loved ones.

Kenithia Alston & Emanuel Powell

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Beyond Reform

Unraveling Carceral Reach

The work of addressing harm without more prisons, police, and punitiveness is daunting. But it can be done. And it’s happening now.

Kay Whitlock & Nancy A. Heitzeg

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Essay

The Keeper and the Kept

The carceral system dehumanizes not just the people we condemn, but also its massive workforce.

Kaia Stern

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