Education is one of the first steps away from punishment-based systems and towards racial and transformative justice. These books, creative talks and curricula will help you understand the history of the penal system and, more importantly, the harm caused by our current conditions of long-term confinement.
The Harm of Lifeand Long-Term Sentences
The Meaning of Life, by Marc Maurer and Ashley Nellis
A Little Piece of Light, by Donna Hylton
Locking up Our Own, by James Foreman
Caught, by Marie Gottschalk
Carceral Con, by Kay Whitlock and Nancy Heitzeg
Until We Reckon, by Danielle Sered
What is the Prison Industrial Complex? What is Abolition? by Critical Resistance
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis
What Abolitionists Do, by Dan Berger, Mariame Kaba, David Stein
NOTE: People on the inside must receive material through an approved vendor. We recommend, whenever possible, ordering materials from independent booksellers such as Schuler’s Books, which can ship to prisons, or Booksweet.