BANG UP AND SMASH: WOMEN’S PRISONS, BAIL HOSTELS AND PROBATION 2ND
Bang Up and Smash is an overview of women’s prisons in the UK, and a
political analysis of their physical and ideological construction. This
2nd edition contains an updated introduction and resources section.
From the moment of arrest, to coming home, Bang Up and Smash critically
engages with the procedures, concepts and apparatus the state relies on,
and the economics behind the expansion of the prison industrial complex.
Bang Up and Smash is a practical guide to women’s prisons in the UK, and
a rallying call to attack.
Solidarity is a weapon, and abolition is not enough…
You can buy copies from Active Distribution for £7
If you would like to send copies to anyone in (or going to) prison
contact ASBO direct at firstname.lastname@example.org for a cheap copy.
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