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Title The long term : resisting life sentences, working toward freedom / edited by Alice Kim, Erica R. Meiners, Audrey Petty, Jill Petty, Beth E. Richie, and Sarah Ross.

Publication Info. Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 386 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Long Term Offenders, or LTOs, is the state's term for those it condemns to effective death by imprisonment. Often serving sentences of sixty to eighty years, LTOs bear the brunt of the bipartisan embrace of mass incarceration heralded by the "tough on crime" agenda of the 1990s and 2000s. Like the rest of the United States' prison population--the world's highest per capita--they are disproportionately poor and non-white. The Long Term brings these often silenced voices to light, offering a powerful indictment of the prison-industrial complex from activists, scholars, and those directly surviving and resisting these sentences. In showing the devastation caused by a draconian prison system, the essays also highlight the humanity and courage of the people most affected. This striking collection of essays gives voice to people both inside and outside prison struggling for liberation, dismantles claims that the "tough on crime" agenda and LTO sentencing keep us safe, and reveals the white supremacism and patriarchy upon which the prison system rests. In its place, the contributors propose a range of far-reaching reforms and raise the even more radical demand of abolition, drawing on the experience of campaigns in the United States and beyond"--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
Contents Section 1: We Are Alive -- Survival Kits -- Section 2: Long-Term Sentencing, Illusions of Safety, and the Pursuit of Toughness -- Section 3: For Feminist Freedoms: Confronting Misogyny and White Supremacy through Abolition Politics and Anticapitalist Practices -- Section 4: Building Resistance for the Long Term -- Playlists and Liner Notes -- Section 5: Litanies for Survival
Subject Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States.
Imprisonment -- Social aspects -- United States.
Prisons -- United States.
Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Alternatives to imprisonment -- United States.
Alternatives to imprisonment. (OCoLC)fst00806191
Criminal justice, Administration of. (OCoLC)fst00883246
Criminals -- Rehabilitation. (OCoLC)fst00883537
Discrimination in criminal justice administration. (OCoLC)fst00895034
Imprisonment -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00968294
Prisons. (OCoLC)fst01077326
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Essays. (OCoLC)fst01919922
Added Author Kim, Alice, editor.
Meiners, Erica R., editor.
Petty, Audrey, editor.
Evans, Jill, 1946- editor.
Richie, Beth, editor.
Ross, Sarah (Art teacher), editor.
Other Form: Print version: Long term. Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books, 2018 9781608468997 1608468992 (OCoLC)1007747641
ISBN 9781608469000 (electronic book)
160846900X (electronic book)
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