Colleen Hackett and Ben Turk examine the space between radical and elitist strategies of decarceration - as popular pressure rises against mass incarceration, the carceral machine will adapt and expand beyond prisons, while reinforcing its own logic unless challenged by an abolitionist vision of a society free from state and capitalist violence.
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Ben and Colleen wrote the chapter "Shifting Carceral Landscapes: Decarceration and the Reconfiguration of White Supremacy" in the book Abolishing Carceral Society from Common Notions.
Ben Turk is a prison abolitionist, coeditor of The Fire Inside and member of Milwaukee Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee.
Colleen Hackett is an educator and critical criminologist at Colorado State University in Pueblo.