Quaker Committee on Jails and Justice
Organization profile published 1984
Year Published: 1984
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2975
Abstract: The following resources are available from the QUAKER COMMITTEE ON JAILS AND JUSTICE.
1. Seeds of Abolition, by Ruth Morris. THis book describes how the Quakers came to endorse the abolition of prisons. $1.50
2.Instead of Prisons: A Handbook for Abolitionists,"This handbook is written for those who feel it is time to say no to prisons, for those open to the notion that the only way to reform the prison system is to dismantle it, for those who seek a strategy to get us from here to there." $12.
3.Proceedings of the International Conference on Prison Abolition, 1983. This book contains the main speeches of the first international conference on prison abolition, held in Toronto in May, 1983. $3 pulus $1 for handling.
4. Creating Alternatives to Prisons. This Booklet, written by Ruth Morris for the Toronto Justice Council, explains eight alternatives to prisons which are now in actual use in Canada. Twenty-five cents.
5. The Abolition of Prisons. This pamphlet introduces the whys and hows of building a prisonless society. Four sections develop the concept: a)prison myths and realities; b)perspectives on abolition; c)alternatives; and D)resources. Twenty-five cents.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1984.
See also CX2430.