Podcast

Abolition Is For Everybody is a podcast that tackles the sometimes-difficult conversations around prison abolition. Through friendly chats, and conversations with experts, co-hosts Taina, Lee, and Ra explore the history, futures, obstacles, and joys of abolition.

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Season 1

  • Episode 2 – Abolition is Decriminalizing Drugs – July 9, 2021
  • Ra, Lee, and Eunisses delve into the topic of drugs, how our current system treats drug use and users of drugs, and what abolition and community care around drugs looks like.

  • Episode 3 – Abolition is Decriminalizing Mental Health – July 23, 2021
  • Ra, Lee, and Cat Brooks delve into the topic of mental health inside prisons, mental health stigma, how supporting each other is part of daily abolition work, and more.

  • Episode 4 – Abolition is Community Connections – August 6, 2021
  • Ra, Lee, and Taina delve into how the carceral system hinders connections between incarcerated individuals, their families, and community even after they have returned home. 

  • Episode 5 – Abolition is Gender Equity – August 20, 2021
  • Ra and Taina are joined by author Charlene Carruthers to discuss feminism, patriarchy, and the different ways that gender impacts the abolitionist movement and incarceration.

  • Episode 6 – Abolition is Ending the School-to-Prison pipeline and Poverty – September 3, 2021
    • Taina and Lee discuss with Professor Oscar F. Soto what the school to prison pipeline is, how it contributes to the carceral system, and ways we can address it as we move towards our goal of prison abolition.
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  • Episode 7 – Abolition is Disability Justice – September 24, 2021
  • Episode 8 – Abolition is Closing Prisons and Defunding the Police – October 8, 2021

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