Today anti-violence activist and author Mariame Kaba returns to discuss Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms by Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law for The Stacks Book Club. We highlight the depth of knowledge that this book provides about the history and current state of criminalization, and unpack the idea that prison is something that ties us all together. We ask why so many so-called reforms look like prison and policing, and what solutions might work in their place.
Be sure to listen to the end of today’s episode to find out what our December book club pick will be.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- Prison by Any Other Name by Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law
- We Do This ’til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba
- No More Police by Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie
- Prison by Any Other Name (audiobook)
- Ruth Wilson Gilmore
- Dylan Rodriguez
- Angela Davis
- Monica Jones
- Stafford Beer
- Uvalde Shooting
- “Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone” (Linda Greenhouse, New York Times)
- Derecka Purnell
- Los Angeles Police Department
- “Jennifer Schulte, ‘BBQ Becky’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know” (Tom Cleary, Heavy)
- See You Soon by Mariame Kaba
- Missing Daddy by Mariame Kaba
- Mariame Kaba’s Twitter
- True Biz by Sarah Novic
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