The political prisoner has played a central role in the history of modern liberation struggles, argues Angela Davis.
The police have always been used as a tool for the social control of minority populations and to protect the power and property of the elite. A reading list that puts the call for the abolishment of the police in historical context.
In this Weekend Reads excerpt from Lockdown High, Annette Fuentes reconstructs the history of school violence in the US, as both a fact and a concept, from the nineteenth century onwards.
Brett Story recommends five books on carceral geography: an approach to analyzing incarceration and policing in spatial terms, drawing from the discipline of human geography.