Against Prisons

Against Prisons

by Catherine Baker Author

A short, iconic essay that makes the case for the abolition of the prison system. French journalist Catherine Baker, who has also advocated for dismantling obligatory schooling, doesn't stop at why we should shut down prisons, she also looks at what alternatives we may use to replace such a repressive, ineffective system. Originally written in 2005 and translated by Doug Imrie and Michael William.

Comments & Reviews


Quite good if you're trying to tell someone why prisons should be abolished.


This is really well written and expressive. I really liked it.