For a more comprehensive set of resources, see Talila Lewis’ syllabus “Disability Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration” and the Abolition and Disability Justice Resource Hub. Please also consider supporting the work of HEARD.
Talila Lewis, “Disability Justice Is an Essential Part of Abolishing Police and Prisons,” 2020.
George Yancy, “Incarceration and Ableism Go Hand in Hand, Says Abolitionist Talila Lewis,” 2023.
Patty Bernes, “Disability Justice — A Working Draft,” 2015.
Mia Mingus, “Changing the Framework: Disability Justice,” 2011.
Talila Lewis and Dustin Gibson, “The Prison Strike Challenges Ableism and Defends Disability Rights,” 2018.
The Harriet Tubman Collective, “Disability Solidarity: Completing the ‘Vision for Black Lives,’” 2016.
Mia Mingus, “You Are Not Entitled To Our Deaths: COVID, Abled Supremacy, and Interdependence,” 2022.
Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu, “We Don’t Need Cops to Become Social Workers: We Need Peer Support + Community Response Networks,” 2020.
Sara Luterman, “Abolish Guardianship, Preserve the Rights of Disabled People, and Free Britney,” 2021.
Beatrice Adler-Bolton, “#FreeBritney and #FreeThemAll,” 2021.
Stella Akua Mensah, “Abolition Must Include Psychiatry,” 2020.
Keith Rosenthal, “Jailbreak of Disability,” 2021.
Listening and Viewing
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Elliott Fukui, “Moving at the Speed of Trust: Disability and Transformative Justice,” 2020.
HEARD, “Deaf in Prison,” 2014.
Mia Mingus, “Mia Mingus on Disability Justice,” 2013.
Longer Pieces and Books
Liat Ben-Moshe, Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition, 2020. [talk with author linked]
Liat Ben-Moshe, “Deinstitutionalization: A Case Study in Carceral Abolition,” 2014.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, 2018. [interview with author linked]
Liat Ben-Moshe, Chris Chapman, and Allison Carey, Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada, 2014. [interview with author linked]