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Prison Abolition Syllabus

Dan Berger
University of Washington Bothell
Garrett Felber
Kali Gross
Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Hinton
Harvard University
Anyabwile Love
Community College of Philadelphia
Discipline(s): History, American Studies, African American Studies
Syllabus Last Updated: November, 2016

In light of the dangerous implications of neoliberal prison reform and the marginalization of the current prison strike from the public political sphere, the Prison Abolition Syllabus (modeled after #FergusonSyllabus#Charlestonsyllabus#WelfareReformSyllabus and Trump Syllabus 2.0) seeks to contextualize and highlight prison organizing and prison abolitionist efforts from the 13th Amendment’s rearticulation of slavery to current resistance to mass incarceration, solitary confinement, and prison labor exploitation.

Complete syllabus can be accessed at