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Episode 1214

Prison reform, carceral expansion / Maya Schenwar + Victoria Law

Aug 5 2020

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Maya Schenwar, Victoria Law

A different kind of cage: When prison reforms expand imprisonment.

Journalists Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law explain how the prison industrial complex adapts to popular calls for reform by expanding surveillance and carceral mechanisms across society - for social control, corporate profit, and the survival of punishment at the heart of capitalist society.

Maya and Victoria are authors of Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms from The New Press.

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