Please join IDOC Watch for the fourth installment of our new monthly political education series: Abolition Study Sessions. With this project, we invite all people interested in fighting against mass incarceration, the prison-industrial complex, and policing to join us in studying and discussing the theory and history of prison abolition and struggles against the carceral system. At the beginning of each month, we will make copies of the texts we're studying for that month available to people incarcerated in Indiana who work with IDOC Watch, and we'll leave hard copies at Rabble Coffee to be picked up and read by people on the outside. On the final weekend of each month, we'll meet for a discussion of the text, and that discussion will include commentary and questions provided by our incarcerated comrades.
This month's texts are the following:
The Invisibility of Women Prisoners’ Resistance by Vikki Law (available online at https://bostonanarchistblackcross.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/invisibility-of-women-prisoner-resist-zine-final.pdf)
Crafting the Perfect Woman: How Gynecology, Obstetrics and American Prisons Operate to Construct and Control Women by Anastazia Schmid (available online at https://abolitionjournal.org/crafting-the-perfect-woman-how-gynecology-obstetrics-and-american-prisons-operate-to-construct-and-control-women/)
The purpose of the Abolition Study Sessions is to collectively develop the analytical tools necessary to seriously confront and dismantle the carceral system, and to build stronger relationships with comrades who are incarcerated in Indiana and struggling against that system from the inside.