Criminal Courts 101

Criminal Courts 101

In the United States, policing, criminalization, and punishment operate as the default response to all forms of conflict, harm, and need. Criminal courts play a central role in this process, and create additional harms, separating families, caging people, depressing wages, inflicting long-lasting emotional distress, among other irreparable harms. As we work to defund police and prisons, we need to challenge and think beyond all carceral institutions, including criminal courts, in order to dismantle the entire prison industrial complex.

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