Download a PDF copy of Nick Ford’s full C4SS Study: We Are Not Disposable! Building Alternatives To Prisons
This study presents a critical investigation of prisons, how they operate, what defines them, and what we can do to move away from them.
There are many philosophical, practical and statistical angles by which to evaluate the harm that have prisons have historically inflicted and continue to. These harms not only impact inmates but also impact society as a whole. When looking at these intersecting parts, one is forced to conclude that not only is abolition the correct answer but that it is the best answer. Solutions to prisons will be briefly explored, particularly dispute resolution organizations both present and past that have existed in an effort to supplant or even subsume the roles of prisons.