Liat Ben-Moshe on Rising Up With Sonali

This vital addition to carceral, prison, and disability studies draws important new links between deinstitutionalization and decarcerationThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently voted unanimously to close the notorious LA Men’s Central Jail – part of the largest jail system in the country that prison abolition activists have often dubbed the nation’s largest psychiatric ward. A whopping 20% of inmates have struggled with mental illness in what may be the strongest indication of the intersection of disability and incarceration. Now a new book tackles how the discourse on mass incarceration needs to be centered on disability.

Liat Ben-Moshe discusses her new book, Decarcerating Disability, on Rising Up With Sonali. Watch/listen here. 

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