Prison by Any Other Name

The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms

Paperback, 336 pages

Published Sept. 7, 2021 by The New Press.


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Essential Reading for Prison Reformers or Abolitionists!

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When I read "Prison By Any Other Name" last July, I knew that it was one of the most important books of 2020. In fact, if you read only one work of nonfiction this year, please consider this brilliant exploration of "alternatives" to policing and incarceration! It's a meticulously researched exploration of popular reforms that centers the stories of real people to craft a highly readable but utterly devastating critique. Importantly, it also offers transformative, community-based solutions.