Recommended Reading and Viewing

These are a collection of titles we recommend for anyone who wants to gain knowledge on ending state violence and the numerous problems of incarceration. (This page is a work in progress)

 

On the Death Penalty:

Reading

Videos

Prisoner and Ex-prisoner memoirs/biographies:

Reading

Videos: The Darkest Hour

On Wrongful Conviction:

Reading

Videos (coming soon)

On Prisoner Resistance:

Reading

Videos

On Prison Abolition, Rethinking Justice, and Ending Mass Incarceration:

Reading

Videos

On Ending Policing

Reading

On Immigrant Detention:

Reading

Video: Residents on Both Sides of the Border Try to Help Asylum Seekers Illegally Turned Away by US Govt.

On Prison Issues:

Reading

Videos

Good Introductions For Youth/Teens:

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (fiction)

Moonrise, by Sarah Crossan (fiction)

Real Justice–Non-fiction stories of Wrongful Convictions, series by Lorimer Press

The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti (Non-fiction graphic novel) by Rick Geary

 

Book List on Theory and Prison History:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/44634.Prison_History_Theory

Abolitionist Syllabus:

https://icopa2018.com/pre-conference-events/abolitionist-reading-discussion-group/reading-list/