Prison Abolition Class

Rev. Jason Lydon
Black and Pink Org.
Ed Rodman
Episcopal Divinity School
Syllabus Last Updated: 
July, 2011

The following is a syllabus for a course on Prison Abolition that was co-taught by the founder of Black and Pink, Jason Lydon. This collection of readings is intended as a primer for readers on the creation and function of the US prison industrial complex. The course was taught in a divinity school and there is an emphasis on the role of religion and theology in this collection of readings. Many secular abolitionist efforts miss some of the important connections between religion and the creation as well as resistance to the US carceral state. Enjoy these readings in groups or on your own.