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PRISON AND SOCIAL DEATH BOOK LAUNCH IN BROOKLYN

Get yourselves down to my fave counter-culture culture-space, the Interference Archive in New York City tonight for the launch of Joshua Price’s new book Prison and Social Death.

Joshua Price will be joined by Five Mualimm-ak and Terrence Slater from the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) for a discussion of current efforts to end solitary confinement and other forms of extreme isolation in state prisons and local jails in New York and nationally.

“Isolated confinement,” explains the Interference Archive. “involves confining people in a cell for 22 to 24 hours a day without meaningful human contact, programming, or therapy. This practice is ineffective, counterproductive, unsafe, and inhumane, and it causes people detained in these conditions to deteriorate psychologically, physically, and socially. Nevertheless, New York utilizes isolated confinement at rates well above the national average.

price3Price, Slater and Mualimm-ak will discuss the experiences of people who have survived solitary confienment, and review recent legal settlements, legislative initiatives and activist attempts to end or curtail the use of solitary and solitary-like conditions.

BIO

Joshua Price teaches at SUNY Binghamton. He is the author of two books, Prison and Social Death (2015) and Structural Violence: Hidden Brutality in the Lives of Women (2012). He is coediting the forthcoming Decarceration and Justice Disinvestment, which examines the recent drop in the prison population in New York State.

Price has been committed to anti-racist, anti-gender-violence organizing for the last twenty-five years, especially in movements that advocate for currently and formerly incarcerated people. For his work, the Broome/Tioga County NAACP has honored him as Citizen of the Year and the New York State Assembly has cited him for “Outstanding Commitment to the Civil Rights of New Yorkers.”

DETAILS

131 8TH STREET NO. 4
BROOKLYN, NY 11215

Map

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH

7:30PM ONWARDS

ALL INFO HERE

GET THE BOOK

Prison and Social Death.

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