Quicklet on Angela Y. Davis's Are Prisons Obsolete?

Quicklet on Angela Y. Davis's Are Prisons Obsolete?

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Dr. Angela Y. Davis' Are Prisons Obsolete? is a formative work about prison abolition. She explores and critiques the American penal system. The work is especially significant as the prison system continues to grow. She does not call for prison reform-although conditions will need to be ameliorated during decarceration-but for the eradication of prisons and their replacement with positive systems, such as schools, job training, health care and recreation programs. People have an extremely hard time imagining the world without prisons. We think that they are an inherent and unavoidable part of society. Davis examines the historical, social, racial, economic and political reasons and context that created the prison system, in order to "encourage readers to question their own assumptions about the prison" (Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete? pg 10). Davis hopes that once these elements have been exposed it will be possible to "give up our usual way of thinking about punishment as an inevitable consequence of crime" (Davis 112) and imagine a world without prisons.
Publisher: [United States] :, Hyperink :, 2012.
ISBN: 9781614641117
1614641110
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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