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Together with her attribute brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has positioned the case for the most recent abolition stream in American lifestyles: the abolition of the felony. As she fairly safely notes, American existence is replete with abolition hobbies, and after they have been engaged in those struggles, their probabilities of good fortune appeared nearly unthinkable. For generations of american citizens, the abolition of slavery was once sheerest phantasm. equally, the entrenched process of racial segregation appeared to final ceaselessly, and generations lived in the course of the perform, with few predicting its passage from customized. The brutal, exploitative (dare one say lucrative?) convict-lease method that succeeded formal slavery reaped hundreds of thousands to southern jurisdictions (and untold miseries for tens of hundreds of thousands of guys, and women). Few estimated its passing from the yankee penal panorama. Davis expertly argues how social hobbies remodeled those social, political and cultural associations, and made such practices untenable.

In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to demonstrate that the time for the felony is drawing close an finish. She argues forthrightly for “decarceration,” and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole.

“In this notable ebook, Angela Davis demanding situations us to confront the human rights disaster in our jails and prisons. As she so convincingly argues, the modern U.S. perform of super-incarceration is toward new age slavery than to any recognizable approach of ‘criminal justice.’” —Mike Davis, writer of Dead Cities and City of Quartz

“In this exceptional, completely researched publication, Angela Davis swings a wrecking ball into the racist and sexist underpinnings of the yank legal procedure. Her arguments are good rought and limited, leveling an unflinching critique of the way and why greater than 2 million americans are almost immediately in the back of bars, and the firms who make the most of their suffering.” —Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman from Georgia

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Notes 1. Mekemson C. ―Interview with Michael Traynor. ‖ 2. Mekemson C. ―Letter to Tony Najera re: ALA participation in cigarette tax initiative. October 8, 1986‖ . 3. Connelly L. ―Interview with Michael Traynor. March 11, 1993‖ . 4. Najera T, Mekemson C. ―Some initial thoughts on a cigarette tax initiative. October 14, 1986‖ . 5. Connelly LG. ―Letter to Betsy Tram-Hite. November 20, 1986‖ . 6. Hite B. ―Interview with Michael Traynor. February 26, 1993‖ . 7. A-K Associates, Kinney P. ―Status and campaign plan for tobacco tax initiative.

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San Francisco Chronicle 1983 June 15. 20. Hanauer P. ―Proposition P: Anatomy of a nonsmokers' rights ordinance‖ . New York State Journal of Medicine 1985;85(7):369-374. 21. Ainsworth G. Memorandum to E. A. , G. H. Long, and C. A. Tucker re: San Francisco campaign. July 16, 1983. Bates No. 50212 3473/3474. 22. Nelson Padberg Consulting. Campaign update: No on Proposition P: San Franciscans Against Government Intrusion. September 8, 1983. Bates No. 2024078573/8652. 23. Nelson Padberg Consulting. Preliminary campaign plan.

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