This powerful collection of writings from the perspective of women of color deals with the difficulties of survival in the face of increasing criminalization, aggressive law enforcement, welfare ?reform? and draconian immigration policies.
Contributors include Mumia Abu-Jamal, Assata Shakur, Sundiata Acoli, Ramona Africa, Erskine Johnson, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Yvonne Johns, Karen Johnson and others.
This book exposes the systematic disadvantages experienced by black women due to the intersecting forces of race, gender and class. The author?s research in based on life experience interviews with African-Caribbean women in Britain that explores their relationship with various factions of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, probation, mental health institutions, court and prisons.
This book argues that the threat of and extensive imprisonment of Latinos is utilized by the state to control the Latino community, suppress activism, and quell discontent inside and outside of prison.
This book connects the over-reliance on incarceration, the routinization of capital punishment, the ?penal mesh? throughout society, with the market polices and neoconservative that dominate the US and UK.