Prison Texts

CLASSICS
Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?
John Barker, Bending The Bars
Nicki Jameson, Strangeways 1990: A Serious Disturbance (The inside story of the biggest protest in the history of British prisons)

FREE ONLINE RESOURCES
325 and Dark Nights zines (UK), plus various other stuff: download here.
Zines and resources on prisons and political prisoners: download here and here.
4strugglemag (produced by Toronto ABC, Canada): check out their website.
The Prison Works – occasional texts on the roles of prison and prison labour (published by CAPS & Brighton ABC, 2010): pdf download – The Prison Works

WRITINGS BY PRISONERS
John Bowden & Ben Gunn (UK) – check out our pages about them on this blog.

Mark Barnsley (UK) – former prisoner and prisoner solidarity activist with Leeds ABC, Mark has written in depth about prison, prison life, and resistance. You can find a number of his article on the Leeds ABC site under ‘Articles’. Includes from 2002 ‘Preparing for prison – the view from inside‘ and ‘Anarchist prisoners – taking the fight inside‘.

Mumia Abu-Jamal (USA) – on death row since 1982.   Abu-Jamal is author of many books, including Live From Death Row, Death Blossoms, All Things Censored, We Want Freedom and Jailhouse Lawyers. For more info and some interesting links check out this page on the Prison Radio website.

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