Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis

Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Y. Davis

128 pages first pub 2003 (editions)

nonfiction history politics challenging informative reflective medium-paced


With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition...

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emotional 8%
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