abolition

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    10 steps towards prison abolition

    A world without incarceration and police may seem a long way off, but there are plenty of things we can change on the way. Amy Hall examines some of them.
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    Abandoned: Abolition in education

    England’s schools funnel its most marginalized young people towards the criminal justice system, writes Zahra Bei. But educators and young people are reimagining what’s possible.
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    So, what’s the alternative?

    Community-based initiatives are helping keep people safe where the police fail. Lucilla Harrell and Amy Hall speak to organizers in Puerto Rico, Brazil and the US.
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    Healed people heal people

    Writing from a Californian prison, Jessie Milo sets out his vision for a more caring society.
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    Resisting the cop in our heads

    Abolition can be an everyday practice. Sarah Lamble explores how.
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    Colonize and punish

    Mass imprisonment and merciless policing were the preferred tools of control for European colonizers. Patrick Gathara explores the legacy left in Kenya.
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    Beyond punishment

    Amy Hall explores the movement calling time on prisons and the police while offering an alternative vision of the future.
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    The death penalty: killing them nicely?

    Debating what constitutes as ‘humane executions’ allows politicians to avoid discussing abolition, argues Robert Walsh.