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. (We are continuing to add material here).

On Prison Abolition, Rethinking Justice, and Ending Reliance on Incarceration:

Reading

Videos

On the Death Penalty:

Reading

Videos

Prisoner and Ex-prisoner memoirs/biographies:

Reading

Videos/Podcast:

The Darkest Hour

Ear Hustle Podcast

On Wrongful Conviction:

Reading

Videos:

The Innocence Files (Netflix)

When They See Us (Netflix)

On Prisoner Resistance:

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:

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

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

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/