Carceral Studies

“…and what I learned about prison in the United States, is that it’s a new form of plantation…” – Assata Shakur

Prison Industrial Complex as Old and New Jim Crow

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press, 2013.

Gross, Kali N. Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880–1910. Duke University Press, 2006.

Haley, Sarah. No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

LeFlouria, Talitha L. Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South. The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
Prison Abolition Syllabus at AAIHS

Of 8 Tech Companies, Only Twitter Says It Would Refuse to Help Build Muslim Registry for Trump

Joseph, George. “Racial Disparities in Police ‘Stingray’ Surveillance, Mapped.” CityLab. [Baltimore, Tallahasse, Milwaukee]

The NYPD Arrests Women for Who They Are and Where They Go — Now They’re Fighting Back | Village Voice –

Public In/Formation – Now more than ever, we need to create and defend vital spaces of information exchange. Librarians, step up. –


12 photos showing indigenous activists’ celebration of historic Standing Rock victory

Gov of N Dakota issues mandatory “evacuation of all persons” #StandingRock camp  #NoDAPL, PDF  (via @culturite on Twitter) –

Standing Rock protest: Companies attack Dakota Pipeline ruling – BBC News

The Dakota Pipeline Will Be Rerouted, but the Standing Rock Campers Aren’t Moving Just Yet | VICE | United States

Water Cannons Used Against Dakota Pipeline Protesters – The Atlantic

North Dakota officials hope to quell pipeline protests with fines| Reuters

How We Fight Back
“Coins, Cops, and Communities”Toolkit | American Friends Service Committee
Things to Know About Web Security Before Trump’s Inauguration: A Harm Reductionist Guide – Medium

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