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WGST 3550 Prison Abolition: History, Theory and Practice: Week 5: Recidivism, Rehabilitation and Punishment

Prof. Nadja Eisenberg-Guyot


Recidivism, Rehabilitation and Punishment: Do prisons actually “respond” to harm?

Week 5: Listen

Lecture 5: Do Prisons “Work”?

Week 5: Watch

Citation: [Barnard Center for Research on Women] (2019, Oct. 10) How to Support Harm Doers in Being Accountable (15:48). Retrieved from:

Citation: [Barnard Center for Research on Women] (2014, Feb. 17) No One is Disposable: Everyday Practices of Prison Abolition (1:04:05). Retrieved from:

Week 5: Read

Suggested Reading: (not required)

Week 5: Record

Do prisons “work;” i.e., do they make society safer, reduce violence, or rehabilitate people who have caused harm?
Due: 9/27/2020

Week 5: Submit

If you are writing a response paper on Unit 1, please submit this paper here:
Due: 9/27 by 11:59 pm.

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