In this episode, Weave News editor Savannah Crowley speaks with Dr. Lisa Guenther about the “horizon” of prison abolition, and theater educator Rivka Rocchio shares some of the creative work she is doing to highlight the stories of correctional officers in northern New York. Rocchio’s work is part of the St. Lawrence Citizen Journalism Incubator (SLCJI) program.


Events discussed in this episode: the 2013 Pelican Bay hunger strike, the 2010 Georgia prison strike

Organizations discussed in this episode: Critical Resistance, No Exceptions Prison Collective, Reach Coalition

Books discussed in this episode: Angela Davis’ Are Prisons Obsolete?, Orlando Patterson’s Slavery and Social Death, Lisa Guenther’s Solitary Confinement: Death and Its Afterlives


Banner image: Donald "C-Note" Hooker [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)]

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