A radical analysis based on AFSC's decades of experience advocating for prison reform.
Book published by Beacon Press, January 2015. Over the centuries American society has been plagued by brutality fueled by disregard for the humanity of others: systemic violence against Native peoples, black people, and immigrants. More recent examples include the Steubenville rape case and the murders of Matthew Shepard, Jennifer Daugherty, Marcelo Lucero, and Trayvon Martin. Most Americans see such acts as driven by hate. . . . All too often Americans choose to believe that terrible cruelty is aberrant, caused primarily by “extremists” and misfits.
Book about author's work during the past 20 years with various police departments to end gang violence
Compilation of essays on dismantling the school to prison pipeline.
Book about young black men living in inner city Philadelphia. (2014)
Book in which authors discuss wide range of ways that people profit from those who are incarcerated.
Examines the contributions and limitations of the "Jim Crow" analogy, arguing that it obscures some important aspects of mass incarceration.
Well-written and well-documented book that extends Michelle Alexander's work back into history. The author shows how statistics garnered from the 1890 census, the first to measure the generation of African Americans born post-slavery, crime statistics, and immigration trends were used to create a narrative associating African Americans with criminality -- a threat to modern urban society. Published 2010, Harvard University Press.
2014 study of the causes of mass incarceration
monthly meeting to work with effective ways to have conversation about racial inequity