Is Prison Necessary?


Yesterday in class, as we were discussing Carruthers’s work, we had brief discussion of Robin D. G. Kelley’s “Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination,” ¬†and I claimed that the current Abolition Movement represented such a case.

In an article in today’s New York Times, an article, “Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind,” Gilmore, ¬†geographer and prison abolitionist, ¬†elaborates on this issue.