Ruth Wilson Gilmore, “The Worrying State of the Anti-Prison Movement,” 2015.
Dylan Rodriguez, “Reform Isn’t Liberation, It’s Counterinsurgency,” 2020.
Naomi Murakawa, “Police Reform Works––For the Police,” 2020.
Micah Herskind, “Three Reasons Advocates Must Move Beyond Demanding Release for ‘Nonviolent Offenders,’” 2020.
Survived and Punished, “Preserving Punishment Power: A Grassroots Abolitionist Assessment of New York Reforms,” 2020.
Asar Amen, “To End Mass Incarceration, Our Society Must Look Beyond the ‘Non-Violent Drug Offenses,’” 2016. (page 5 of link)
Michelle Alexander, “The Newest Jim Crow,” 2018.
Sarah T Hamid, “Community Defense: Sarah T. Hamid on Abolishing Carceral Technologies,” 2020.
James Kilgore, “Repackaging Mass Incarceration,” 2014.
Marie Gottschalk, “The Folly of Neoliberal Prison Reform,” 2015.
Naomi Murakawa, “How Liberals Legitimize Broken Windows” in Camp and Heatherton, Policing the Planet, 2016. [pgs. 186–194 of linked PDF]
Vesla Weaver, “The Untold Story of Mass Incarceration,” 2017.
Marie Gottschalk, “Did You Really Think Trump Was Going to Help End the Carceral State?” 2019.
Kay Whitlock and Nancy Heitzeg, “Billionaire-Funded Criminal Justice Reform Actually Expands the Carceral System,” 2019.
James Kilgore, “The First Step Act Opens the Door to Digital Incarceration,” 2018.
Longer Pieces and Books
Ruth Wilson Gilmore, “Abolition Geography and the Problem of Innocence,” 2017.
Lena Carla Palacios, “Challenging Convictions: Indigenous and Black Race-Radical Feminists Theorizing the Carceral State and Abolitionist Praxis in the United States and Canada,” 2016.
Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, 2019. [brief synopsis of book linked]
Dorothy Roberts, “Digitizing the Carceral State,” 2019.
Christopher Seeds, “Bifurcation Nation: American Penal Policy in Late Mass Incarceration,” 2017.
James Forman Jr., “Racial Critiques of Mass Incarceration: Beyond the New Jim Crow,” 2012.
Ruth Wilson Gilmore, “Race, Capitalist Crisis, and Abolitionist Organizing,” 2010.
Marie Gottschalk, The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America, 2006 [especially chapters 5–7]
Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law, Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms, 2020. [interview with authors linked]
Kay Whitlock and Nancy Heitzeg, Carceral Con: The Deceptive Terrain of Criminal Justice Reform, 2021. [excerpted article by authors linked]