Abolition 9/13 | READINGS

Primary Readings

Davis, Angela. Are Prisons Obsolete? New York: Seven Stories Press, 2011.

McLeod, Allegra. “Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice,” 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1156 (2015): 1156-1239. Available at https://www.uclalawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/McLeod_6.2015.pdf.

Secondary Materials

Harcourt, Bernard E. “Reducing Mass Incarceration: Lessons from the Deinstitutionalization of Mental Hospitals in the 1960s,” 9 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 53-88 (2011).

Kushner, Rachel. “Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind,” New York Times Magazine, April 17, 2019, available at https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/magazine/prison-abolition-ruth-wilson-gilmore.html.

Langer, Máximo. “Penal Abolitionism and Criminal Law Minimalism: Here And There, Now And Then.” Harvard Law Review Forum 134 (2020): 42-77.

Roberts, Dorothy E. Constructing a Criminal Justice System Free of Racial Bias: An Abolitionist Framework. Columbia Human Rights Law Review.  39 (2007): 261-285.