3. ‘Prisons Don’t Actually Fix Anything:’ Ending Youth Incarceration

3. ‘Prisons Don’t Actually Fix Anything:’ Ending Youth Incarceration

On abolishing Long Creek and promoting alternatives to youth incarceration. With Maine Youth Justice organizers Adan Abdi and Skye Gosselin. Moderated by Ali Ali (Artistic Director, Maine Inside Out; Advocacy Director, Maine Youth Justice; Member, Portland Racial Equity Steering Committee. 

Stream the episode above, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or the Portland Media Center website.

Resources for further learning:

– Nell Bernstein (2016) Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison. The New Press.

– Elizabeth Hinton (2017) Chapter 6, “Juvenile Injustice,” From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America. Harvard University Press.

Danielle Layton, Erica King, Sophia McMullan and Mara Sanchez (2021) Mapping the Impact of Systems and Places on Youth Pathways. Place Matters, Cutler Institute.