Since the 1980s prison construction and incarceration rates in the U.S. have been rising exponentially, evoking huge public concern about their proliferation, their recent privatisation and their promise of enormous profits. But these prisons house hugely disproportionate numbers of people of colour, betraying the racism embedded in the system, while studies show that increasing prison sentences has had no effect on crime. Here, esteemed civil rights activist Angela Davis lays bare the situation and argues for a radical rethinking of our rehabilitation programmes.
For me, selling books comes from a love of reading, a love of sharing stories. Books and reading will always be at the centre of Olive’s book club, but it is so much more than that. I want to create a book loving community, to share queer love, to join together to absolutely hammer down on the disgusting racist, transphobic and ableist narrative the Tory government and the press are persistently peddling. Owning a book shop is something I’ve always dreamed of and I’m using this online shop as a platform for elevate this dream and hopefully open a bricks and mortar space in Newcastle Upon Tyne very soon!