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Angela Davis on Prison Abolition, The War on Drugs and Why Social Movements Shouldn’t Wait on Obama

"the question is: how does one address the needs of prisoners by instituting reforms that are not going to create a stronger prison system? now there are something like 2.5 million people behind bars, if one counts all of the various aspects of what we call the prison industrial complex; including military prisons, jails in indian country, state and federal prisons, county jails, immigrant detention facilities -which constitute the fastest growing sector of the prison industrial complex- so the question is how do we respond to the needs of those inside and at the same time, begin a process of de-carceration that will allow us to end this reliance on imprisonment as a default method of addressing major social problems”

(via wocinsolidarity)

"Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism."

— Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia (via erkings)

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