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Camille E.S.A. Acey

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This Is an Illogical Statement: Dangerous Trends in Anti-Prison Activism

Recently, a movement called “schools not jails” has dominated much of the popular discourse surrounding the alarming rise of incarcerated peoples in America. Author Camillle Acey discusses some of the problems this movement poses to radical anti-prison work. Her critique deals with the problematic of the embedded liberal ideological apparatus, which holds that the violence that constitutes social institutions is merely a curable excess. Instead, abolition is required.

social movements, prisons; education; time

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 27, No. 3 (2000): 206-211