Books

At UW-Madison and Madison Public libraries:

Alexander, Michelle (2010). The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press.

Ayers, William (1998). A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court. Boston: Beacon Press.

Goffman, Alice (2014). On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Herivel, Tara and Paul Wright (2002). Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America’s Poor. New York: Routledge.

Pager, Devah (2009). Marked: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in An Era of Mass Incarceration. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Parenti, Christian (2008, new edition). Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. London: Verso.

Perkinson, Robert (2010). Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire (ALSO IN LARGE PRINT). New York: Picador.

Simon, Jonathan (2009). Governing through Crime. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stanley, Eric A., and Nat Smith, eds. (2011). Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. Oakland, CA: AK Press. Read a chapter by Erica Meiners, “Awful Acts and the Trouble with Normal

Just at Madison Public libraries:

Davis, Angela (2003). Are Prisons Obsolete?.

Just at UW-Madison libraries:

Aherns, Lois (2008). The Real Cost of Prisons Comix. PM Press.

Conrad, Ryan, ed. (2012). Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You. Lewiston, ME: Against Equality Press.

Davis, Angela (2005). Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture.

Dayan, Colin (2013). The Law Is a White Dog.

Feeley, Malcolm (1992). The Process is the Punishment.

Gilmore, Ruth Wilson (2007). Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California.

James, Joy, ed (2005). The New Abolitionists: (Neo) slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings.

Law, Victoria (2009). Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women.

Loyd, Jenna M., Matt Mitchelson, and Andrew Burridge, eds. (2012). Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Prison Research Education Action Project (2005). Instead of Prisons: A Handbook for Abolitionists.  Oakland: AK Press. (1976 edition is available)

Rodriguez, Dylan (2005). Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the US Prison Regime.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Spade, Dean (2011). Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of the Law.  Cambridge, MA: South End Press.

Sudbury, Julia (2005). Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, and the Prison Industrial Complex.

Wacquant, Loic. (2009) Punishing the Poor.

Western, Bruce (2006). Punishment and Inequality in America.

Not in either system, but worth knowing about:

CR-10 Publications Collective, ed. (2008). Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle against the Prison Industrial Complex. Oakland: AK Press.

Simon, Jonathan (2014). Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America. New York: New Press. (HOT OFF THE PRESS)

Wacquant, Loic (2009). Prisons of Poverty.