Making Contact

Making Contact – August 24, 2007

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Beyond Bars: Community Resistance to Prison Expansion

In the U.S., more than more than 2 million people live behind prison bars. Dr. Ruth Gilmore, a professor of
geography at the University of Southern California and a long-time prison activist, extracts lessons from more than two decades of on-the-ground community organizing against what’s been termed the "biggest prison building project in the history of the world."