Disagreements between prison abolitionists and those advocating sustaining prison reform may come down to words, but those words matter.
A Jacobin debate featuring Roger Lancaster, Dan Berger, Mariame Kaba, and David Stein.
Prison abolitionists aren't naive dreamers. They're organizing for concrete reforms, animated by a radical critique of state violence.
The American prison system is brutal and unjust. But the rhetoric of prison abolition won’t help us end its depravities.