CLJ Prof. & Head of Department Dr. Beth Richie featured in Glamour’s Online Article, “The Women Fighting for Prison Abolition Believe a Better World Is Possible”
"What sets abolitionists apart from others who want to improve the system is that they’re emphatically not reformers. Their plan is not to increase spending or community policing efforts, upgrade technology, or add rehabilitative programs. A system this inherently violent, racist, and ineffective can only be scrapped, they say. “It’s a vision that’s about creating a different kind of world—different communities, different relationships, different organizations,” says Beth Richie, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and one of the early thinkers around prison abolition."