Prisons are obsolete: Challenging the prison industrial complex

Nov 13, 2016, 01:58 AM

We all know about incarceration. But have you heard of decarceration?

Why do we invest so much in metal cages and punitive approaches?

Are there alternatives that might create strong and safe communities, without criminalisation, surveillance and overpolicing?

We hear from global critics of the prison industrial complex at the 8th international conference of the prisoners advocacy group Sisters Inside.

The theme of the conference was the abolition of the prison system - and the need to find creative and long-term solutions.

Source: ANC RN

Presented by Daniel Browning,a Bundjalung/Kullilli man