Angela Y. Davis: Are Prisons Obsolete? (Paperback, 2003, Seven Stories Press) 5 stars

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case …

Absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in prison abolition!

5 stars

I've been around prison abolitionists, and researched a little into prison abolition prior to reading, but this book still greatly improved my understanding of the topic. It's clear that the modern prison abolition movement is built around the tenets that Davis lists here, and you've probably picked up on some of them through osmosis, but I guarantee there's still stuff in here for you.