Introductory resources for those participating in the Mississippi Freedom Letters Campaign
- Demands written by/with the inclusion of Parchman Farm prisoners: here and here.
- Jared Ware, Thread on the history of Parchman Farm
- Devyn Springer, VIDEO: Parchman Prison: Protest and Pain
- Mariame Kaba, Mississippi’s Very Terrible, Horrible Criminal Legal History
- Mariame Kaba, Parchman Farm and the Quelling of Black Protest
- Zak Cheney-Rice, These are the Prisons America Asked For
- David Oshinsky, Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice (Free Press, 1996).
- Jesmyn Ward, Sing Unburied Sing (Scribner, 2017)
- Dan Berger, Mariame Kaba, and David Stein, What Abolitionists Do
- Ruth Wilson Gilmore and James Kilgore, The Case for Abolition
- Mariame Kaba, Toward the horizon of abolition: A conversation with Mariame Kaba
- Kim Kelly, What the Prison Abolition Movement Wants
- Interview with Mariame Kaba on Chris Hayes’ Podcast, “Why Is This Happening?”
- Prison Research Education Action Project, Instead of Prisons: A Handbook for Abolitionists
- CR10 Publications Collective, Abolition Now: Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press, 2008).
- Abolitionist Futures Reading List
Pitfalls of Prison Reform
- Dan Berger, What the Latest Bipartisan Prison Reform Gets Wrong and Why it Matters
- James Kilgore, Let’s Fight for Freedom From Electronic Monitors and E-Carceration
- Marie Gottschalk, Are We There Yet? The Promise, Perils and Politics of Penal Reform
- Kay Whitlock, Prison Reform Misdirection: 5 Caveats About Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration
- Craig Gilmore, On the Business of Incarceration
- David Stein, Still Bringing the State Back In: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration