Education and Incarceration by Erica R. Meiners,Maisha T. Winn

By Erica R. Meiners,Maisha T. Winn

The country is in ownership of the biggest felony inhabitants on this planet, with 2.3 million humans at present in the back of bars. This quantity is predominantly and disproportionately made from groups of color and poverty. among 1987 and 2007, the U.S. legal inhabitants tripled; the direct results of a variety of ‘tough on crime’ public regulations. Organizers and students use the time period felony business advanced (PIC) to call the constitution that encompasses the increasing monetary and political contexts of the detention and corrections within the united states. The PIC is a community that sutures capital, groups and the nation to an everlasting punishment economic system. The time period ‘the PIC’ goals to trap the diversity of fabric and ideological forces that form the expansion of detention: the political and lobbying energy of the corrections officials unions, the framing of prisons and jails as a progress within the context of deindustrialization, the construction and revenues of know-how and safety required to take care of and extend the kingdom of incarceration, and the naturalization of isolation as a logical reaction to harm.

Education and Incarceration highlights the importance of centering enterprise and autonomy, and records students who paintings to be dependable to justice events and groups, now not just to educational disciplines or to investigate. also, as rising students devoted to not easy the PIC, those authors fight to construct multi-layered analytic and fabric instruments for resistance inside of and past the partitions of colleges, jails and prisons. This e-book presents snapshots of practices in movement: activist students operating to have interaction, to be liable to households, groups and bigger justice routine, and to construct abolition democracies.

This ebook was once initially released as a different factor of Race Ethnicity and Education.

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