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Prison Abolition

"Prison abolition cannot be understood through a myopic lens, at its core, the long-term goal of prison abolition is for all people to live in a safe and liberated world. In this way, contrary to popular belief, prison abolition is about healing and accountability, suggesting an entirely different way of living..." – By Kayla M. Martensen and Beth E. Richie

Indigenous Justice in Oceania and North America

"All of these lands, now called countries, are Indigenous peoples’ lands and territories; however, Eurocentric laws and policies have colonized Indigenous peoples in their own lands and territories. So, it is important to distinguish between Indigenous justice systems and the Eurocentric criminal legal system and to set out the specific differences of worldview between the two legal systems. ..." – By Beverley Jacobs

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