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eBook Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You ePub

by Dean Spade,Ryan Conrad

  • ISBN: 0615678920
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Dean Spade,Ryan Conrad
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: AE Press (November 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 114
  • ePub book: 1794 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1920 kb
  • Other: lit docx mbr txt
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 616

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AE published the third and final book in its trilogy, Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You, in the fall of 2012.

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Dean Spade (founder of the transgender legal aid organization the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and author of Normal Life) starts out the collection of essays with a good overview that lays out 5 realities about prisons-including the idea that they’re effectively incubators for violence-such as administrators encouraging gang-on-gang conflict, as evidenced by the gladiator days held at some.

Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Prisons Will Not Protect You, a compilation of archived work, is located at. . Prisons Will Not Protect You, a compilation of archived work, is located at the difficult and traumatic point where the violence of the state against queer and LGBT people colludes with the violence we are always trying to escape.

Prisons Will Not Protect You. Dean Spade.

Prisons Will Not Protect You takes a critical stance against the prison industrial complex and the systems of inequality and violence perpetuated by hate crime legislation. This archival anthology introduces the history of this legislative solution and interrogates the gay community's unquestioned loyalty to the prison industrial complex. It argues that hate crime legislation, which enhances penalties and can be used to bring in the death penalty, does not address actual causes of harm and violence and only funnels massive numbers of people into the profit-driven prison system. These essays also examine certain specific cases of violence towards queer and trans people, including the New Jersey Four and the Texas Four, demonstrating the vulnerability of gendered, raced, and classed queer bodies within the labyrinthine and mundane realities of law enforcement. Prisons Will Not Protect You exposes deadly links between state-sponsored violence, homophobia, transphobia, and the criminal punishment system while articulating the need to build better solutions to end all forms of violence.

Comments

Kulalbine Kulalbine
I didn't expect much from a book with such a cutesy cover and slightly longer than a Hallmark card. But the book put language to my intuition that "enhanced" sentences were a bad thing. I think my intuition was about too many people being in prison for too long already and really, what is it that makes us think that by locking someone up, we're going to fix the problem?
I read the book a couple years ago and then it apparently and unfortunately went out of print. But it made a big impact on my view of our criminal/justice system. First of all, the very people hate crimes is trying to protect (because they are disliked in our general population) are the same ones that are going to end up in prison because we don't like them: LGBTQ people, people of color and people with "weird" religions (not really my description).
If you care about justice, please get this book--it will give you the language to help stop this irrational idea that "we just lock them up and throw away the key" is a remedy for anything. Like slave owners, jailers live in a spiritually bankrupt world--both the jailed and the jailer are damaged in this relationship. And remember, the jailers live with us.
Djang Djang
For far too long, the right-wing gay establishment has been collaborating with law enforcement and the FBI, supporting the profit-driven prison industrial complex instead of fighting for prison abolition. In this short but thought-provoking anthology of essays by radical queer and transgender activists, the sacred cow issue of hate crime legislation is tackled, showing how it fails to address the actual causes of homophobic and transphobic violence, while simultaneously incarcerating massive numbers of impoverished people, people of color, and sexual minorities. Needless to say, given the constant state violence perpetrated against LGBT people, particularly though not exclusively against transgender women of color, homeless LGBT youth, and sex workers, it is absurd to entrust the police with our protection. Instead, we should be building better, community-based solutions to end all forms of violence. The final book in the Against Equality trilogy challenging the mainstream LGBT movement's conservative agenda of gay marriage, gays in the military, and hate crime legislation, this is a great and extremely important book.

For a more in-depth exploration of this issue, I also strongly recommend reading, "Captive Genders: Trans Empowerment And The Prison Industrial Complex" edited by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith and published by AK Press.