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For the Children?Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State$
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Erica R. Meiners

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692750

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.001.0001

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Not This

Not This

Building Futures Now

Chapter:
(p.185) 7 Not This
Source:
For the Children?
Author(s):

Erica R. Meiners

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0008

The seventh and final chapter of For the Children analyzes the challenges and possibilities of small-scale initiatives that struggles to build other forms of public safety beyond prisons and policing. Working with the state is not completely off the table for several reasons, as the state is not inherently good, neutral, or bad. Antiprison organizers have pushed back on the carceral state, but the strategies invoked indicate that society has not fully abandoned all facets or forms of democratic governance.

Keywords:   Innocence, Childhood studies, Racial Justice, Critical Prison Studies, Abolition, Carceral Regime, Civil Death, Organizing, Feminisms, Queer politics

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