Wed 4.24.13 | Prisons and the Politics of Disease

Loyd, Mitchelson & Burridge, eds., Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global CrisisU. of Georgia Press, 2012

Journal of Prisoners on Prisons

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Prisons and jails seal people off from their communities; they are zones of isolation and containment. That's a common view, and one that Rashad Shabazz contests. He argues that prisons are in fact porous in a way that threatens the lives of many people living in poor neighborhoods and communities of color. Shabazz describes what he calls forced internal migration and the politics of HIV/AIDS.

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