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The problem of prisons, 1970

The problem of prisons, 1970

"the problem of prisons" cover with drawing of prisoners walking in a circle
Photo: AFSC

In June 1970, AFSC published a pamphlet by David F. Greenburg called "The Problem of Prisons" that offers a sweeping critique of the prison system and proposes abolition as the only long-term solution.

At the time of the pamphlet’s publication, there were roughly 400,000 people incarcerated in the United States. Today, there are more than 2.4 million, making Greensburg’s message more relevant than ever.

Created Date: 
Jun 13, 2014