Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Let Them Out Now

I have an op-ed in City Limits supporting the Board of Correction's call to immediately release 2,000 people from Rikers Island amid COVID-19's rapid spread. It is literally a matter of life and death.

Friday, March 13, 2020

No Such Thing as a Nice Prison

When we presented at last month's International Transformative Justice and Abolition Criminology Conference in Salt Lake City, Zhana and I were struck by the surprising similarities between the new carceral and policing schemes we heard about in SLC and the situation in New York City. We decided to sit down with Decarcerate Utah organizer Brinley Froelich for a wide-ranging discussion of new trends in criminalization and incarceration in these two cities, and how they can be resisted. A transcript of this lively exchange is now available on the Verso blog.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Everyday Abolitionism of 13 Reasons Why

I have a new article in Hard Crackers exploring the surprising prison and police abolitionist themes in the popular teenage melodrama 13 Reasons Why.