Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind

21mag gilmore slideshow slide GMHQ superJumbo v3In three decades of advocating for prison abolition, the activist and scholar has helped transform how people think about criminal justice.

’Instead of asking whether anyone should be locked up or go free, why don’t we think about why we solve problems by repeating the kind of behavior that brought us the problem in the first place? [We should] consider why, as a society, we would choose to model cruelty and vengeance.…’

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