Prison Industrial Complex Reading List

Find a list of essential reading on the American prison industrial complex on the Prison Culture blog. Here are a few suggestions from the site:

Alexander, Michelle (2010). The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Ayers, William (1998). A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court

Davis, Angela (2003). Are Prisons Obsolete?

Davis, Angela (2005). Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture

Gilmore, Ruth Wilson (2007). Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California

Herivel, Tara & Wright, Paul (2002). Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America’s Poor

Read the full list over at Prison Culture

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