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1 Abolition Now!: Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex; AK Press 2008 1904859968 / 9781904859963 PAPERBACK


1904859968 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 176 p. Audience: General/trade. Today, over seven million people live under the control of U.S. jail, prison, probation, or parole systems the vast majority of them people of color and young people. Between 2000 and 2007, Congress added 454 new offences to the Federal criminal code. Policing at all levels is increasingly militarized and demands more and more resources. crisis shows no signs of slowing. For a decade, Critical Resistance has organized to abolish the reliance on imprisonment, policing, and surveillance, seeing the prison industrial complex not as a broken system to be "fixed, " but a well-oiled machine that must be eliminated entirely. Published in honor of Critical Resistance's tenth anniversary, Abolition Now! reflects the themes Dismantle, Change, and Build. It presents bold strategies to create a stronger movement of people committed to PIC abolition and build healthy communities free from surveillance, policing, and imprisonment. Contributors Include: Incite! Women of Color Against Violence, David Gilbert, Martha Escobar, Liz Samuels and David Stein, Dylan Rodr?guez, and Eddy Zheng "As new and more virulent articulations of imprisonment, policing, and surveillance have grown over the past decade, one thing remains clear: the prison industrial complex must be abolished. Critical Resistance is a leading voice in the movement for abolition and the pieces in this collection are powerful tools for both long-time activists and those brand new to the movement for abolition now! " Angela Y. Davis, author of Are Prisons Obsolete? "Abolition does not just demand that we close prisons; it demands that we open the means by which all people can live lives of security, opportunity, and beauty. A decade has passed since Critical Resistance expanded and redefined anti-prison activism. new movement has grown, but the prison industrial complex continues to eat us alive. Read this book to find out what is happening, and how to fight on every front against prison as a deadly, catch-all resp. 
Price: 14.00 USD

2 Can't Hear Me Scream: A Prison Activism Zinen/a Rebel Press 1000 PAPERBACK


New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Down With Prisons! 16 p. stapled pamphlet. 
Price: 4.50 USD

3 Criminology of Deviant Women; Houghton Mifflin School 1979 0395267196 / 9780395267196 PAPERBACK


0395267196 Good. No dust jacket as issued. Ex-library. ~clean text, tight binding, light wear to exterior, academic library markings Trade paperback (US). 425 p. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 4.00 USD

4 Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison UprisingLynd, Staughton PM Press 1604862246 / 9781604862249 PAPERBACK


1604862246 Lucasville tells the story of one of the longest prison uprisings in United States history. At the maximum security Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, prisoners seized a major area of the prison on Easter Sunday, 1993. More than 400 prisoners held L block for eleven days. Nine prisoners alleged to have been informants, or "snitches," and one hostage correctional officer, were murdered. There was a negotiated surrender. Thereafter, almost wholly on the basis of testimony by prisoner informants who received deals in exchange, five spokespersons or leaders were tried and sentenced to death, and more than a dozen others received long sentences. Lucasville examines both the causes of the disturbance, what happened during the eleven days, and the fairness of the trials. Particular emphasis is placed on the inter-racial character of the action, as evidenced in the slogans that were found painted on walls after the surrender: "Black and White Together," "Convict Unity," and "Convict Race." An eloquent Foreword by Mumia Abu-Jamal underlines these themes. He states, as does the book, that the men later sentenced to death "sought to minimize violence, and indeed, according to substantial evidence, saved the lives of several men, prisoner and guard alike." Of the five men, three black and two white, who were sentenced to death, Mumia declares: "They rose above their status as prisoners, and became, for a few days in April 1993, what rebels in Attica had demanded a generation before them: men. As such, they did not betray each other; they did not dishonor each other; they reached beyond their prison "tribes" to reach commonality." 
Price: 18.00 USD

5 Prison Round Trip (PM Pamphlet)Viehmann, Klaus PM Press 2009 1604860820 / 9781604860825 PAPERBACK


1604860820 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! 28 p. stapled pamphlet During the first five or six years of my imprisonment, I learned the survival strategies that got me through the last ten. These are the experiences I'm summarizing here. Bang. door to your cell is shut. You have survived the arrest, you are mad that you weren t more careful, you worry that they will get others too, you wonder what will happen to your group and whether a lawyer has been called yet of course you show none of this. weapon, the fake papers, your own clothes, all gone. prison garb and the shoes they ve thrown at you are too big maybe because they want to play silly games with you, maybe because they really blow terrorists out of proportion in their minds and the control over your own appearance taken out of your hands. You look around, trying to get an understanding of where you ll spend the next few years of your life. Prison Round Trip was first published in German in 2003 as Einmal Knast und zur?ck. essay s author, Klaus Viehmann, had been released from prison ten years earlier, after completing a 15-year sentence for his involvement in urban guerilla activities in Germany in the 1970s. essay was subsequently reprinted in various forums. It is a reflection on prison life and on how to keep one s sanity and political integrity within the hostile and oppressive prison environment; survival strategies are its central theme. Einmal Knast und zur?ck soon found an audience extending beyond Germany s borders. Thanks to translations by comrades and radical distribution networks, it has since been eagerly discussed amongst political prisoners from Spain to Greece. This is the first time the text is available to a wider English-speaking audience. Klaus s take on survival strategy tells us we can not only survive thusly but can as well continue to serve the cause of liberation which are really the same thing. We can be captured without giving in or giving up. from the Preface by North American political prisoner Bill Dunne. 
Price: 4.00 USD

6 Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated WomenLaw, Victoria PM Press 2009 1604860189 / 9781604860184 PAPERBACK


1604860189 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 288 p. Audience: General/trade. In 1974, women imprisoned at New York's maximum-security prison at Bedford Hills staged what is known as the August Rebellion. Protesting the brutal beating of a fellow prisoner, the women fought off guards, holding seven of them hostage, and took over sections of the prison. While many have heard of the 1971 Attica prison uprising, the August Rebellion remains relatively unknown even in activist circles. Resistance Behind Bars is determined to challenge and change such oversights. As it examines daily struggles against appalling prison conditions and injustices, Resistance documents both collective organizing and individual resistance among women incarcerated in the U.S. Emphasizing women's agency in resisting the conditions of their confinement through forming peer education groups, clandestinely arranging ways for children to visit mothers in distant prisons and raising public awareness about their lives, Resistance seeks to spark further discussion and research into the lives of incarcerated women and galvanize much-needed outside support for their struggles. 
Price: 21.50 USD

7 Still barred from prison: Social injustice in CanadaCulhane, Claire Black Rose Books 0920057330 / 9780920057339 PAPERBACK


0920057330 Clean text, tight binding, light wear to exterior, stain to back cover. 
Price: 8.00 USD

8 The Changing Role of Women in the Criminal Justice System: Offenders, Victims, and Professionals; Waveland Pr Inc 1992 0881336548 / 9780881336542 PAPERBACK


0881336548 Good. No dust jacket as issued. Ex-library. ~clean text, tight binding, light wear to exterior, academic library marking Trade paperback (US). 367 p. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 3.50 USD

9 The Real Cost of Prisons Comix (PM Press); PM Press 2008 1604860340 / 9781604860344 PAPERBACK


1604860340 New. No dust jacket as issued. BUY FROM SMALL INDEPENDENTS, NOT SPRAWLING CORPORATIONS! Brand New! Support Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 72 p. Audience: General/trade. One out of every hundred adults in the U.S. is in prison. This book provides a crash course in what drives mass incarceration, the human and community costs, and how to stop the numbers from going even higher. This volume collects the three comic books published by the Real Cost of Prisons Project. stories and statistical information in each comic book is thoroughly researched and documented. Prison Town: Paying the Price tells the story of how the financing and site locations of prisons affects the people of rural communities in which prison are built. It also tells the story of how mass incarceration affects people of urban communities where the majority of incarcerated people come from. Prisoners of the War on Drugs includes the history of the war on drugs, mandatory minimums, how racism creates harsher sentences for people of color, stories on how the war on drugs works against women, three strikes laws, obstacles to coming home after incarceration, and how mass incarceration destabilizes neighborhoods. Prisoners of a Hard Life: Women and Their Children includes stories about women trapped by mandatory sentencing and the "costs" of incarceration for women and their families. Also included are alternatives to the present system, a glossary and footnotes. Over 125, 000 copies of the comic books have been printed and more than 100, 000 have been sent to families of people who are incarcerated, people who are incarcerated, and to organizers and activists throughout the country. book includes a chapter with descriptions about how the comix have been put to use in the work of organizers and activists in prison and in the "free world" by ESL teachers, high school teachers, college professors, students, and health care providers throughout the country. demand for them is constant and the ways in which they are being used is inspiring. This book is not an ?on demand? printing. 
Price: 11.50 USD

10 Women in prisonWatterson, Kathryn Doubleday 1973 038504674X / 9780385046749 Hardcover


038504674X Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. ~clean text, tight binding, light wear to exterior, academic library marking 465 p. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 3.00 USD


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