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3. Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?

I see I didn't post this here when I first read it for some reason. I was a bit disappointed by it; I didn't really feel Davis answered the question of the title. She seemed to spend most of the chapters showing how racist and sexist the prison system is, which I kind of already knew, although I did learn some new detail about the US version. There was very little about restorative justice or other alternatives to prison. Pointing out the oppression that's endemic in the prison system is important, but I'd have liked to hear more about possible solutions too.
Tags: a: davis angela y., a: lesbian, author of color, feminism, g: non-fiction, gender, history, politics, prison, racism, sexism, social justice, usa
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