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Down: Reflections on Prison Resistance in Indiana

“The book contains a number of interviews with some of Indiana’s long-term prison rebels, a brief overview of the rich history of prison struggle throughout the state, and thoughts from the editors about how prisoner solidarity has been and could be done. More generally, it documents a conversation between a few anarchists in the state and some prisoners here who became politicized on the inside, of a bridge we are building between differing conditions, politics, and beliefs—of our mutual need and desire to abolish prison.”



Achille Mbembe challenges Foucault’s notion of biopolitics – the profitable fostering and management of populations under capitalism – using the lens of anti-black racism.  For some populations, especially black or indigenous, genocide might be the system’s preferred alternative over management.