24 episodes

Abolition is for Everybody is a podcast that tackles the sometimes-difficult conversations around prison abolition. Through friendly chats, and conversations with experts, our system-impacted co-hosts explore the history, futures, obstacles, and joys of abolition.

Abolition is for Everybody is a project of Initiate Justice (www.initiatejustice.org/podcast) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abolitionisforeverybody/support

Abolition is for Everybody Abolition is for Everybody

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    • 5.0 • 72 Ratings

Abolition is for Everybody is a podcast that tackles the sometimes-difficult conversations around prison abolition. Through friendly chats, and conversations with experts, our system-impacted co-hosts explore the history, futures, obstacles, and joys of abolition.

Abolition is for Everybody is a project of Initiate Justice (www.initiatejustice.org/podcast) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abolitionisforeverybody/support

    Minisode Three: The one where we talk about prison art.

    Minisode Three: The one where we talk about prison art.

    On this Minisode: The one where we talk about prison art, Ra and Crystal talk about art— how it is made inside prisons despite the barriers incarcerated folks face, and the ways people use art as activism. Crystal shares The ART Gallery, a special event hosted by Initiate Justice, made possible by the participation of incarcerated artists. To learn more, visit InitiateJustice.org/TheARTGallery



    To access the transcript for this episode visit, www.InitiateJustice.org/Podcast


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    • 16 min
    Abolition Addresses How Prisons Perpetuate Violence

    Abolition Addresses How Prisons Perpetuate Violence

    On the final episode of Season 2, Adam is joined by former Season 2 guests and community organizers Adrianna Griffith and Graham Finochio to share their experiences with the prison system. Together, they discuss the failures of our system as a vehicle for rehabilitation and safety, and the type of care and insight that is most responsible for creating a new pathway.



    In this season of Abolition is for Everybody, we talk about harm–what creates it, what recycles it, and how we can find our way to meaningful means of repair. To do this, we talk to folks who have caused harm, folks who prevent it, folks who experienced it, and we learn a lot about how often harms intersect, or grow from the same root. We’re excited to have these conversations with you!

    To access episode transcripts, visit: www.InitiateJustice.org/Podcast


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    • 56 min
    Abolition Addresses Violences Against Children

    Abolition Addresses Violences Against Children

    On episode 9, Abolition Addresses Violences Against Children, Abolition is for Everybody’s hosts dive into violences they have experienced as children, as well as ways we all contribute to them. They discuss the failures of society as a vehicle for safety, intervention, and the type of insight and work that is most responsible for creating a new pathway.



    In this season of Abolition is for Everybody, we talk about harm–what creates it, what recycles it, and how we can find our way to meaningful means of repair. To do this, we talk to folks who have caused harm, folks who prevent it, folks who experienced it, and we learn a lot about how often harms intersect, or grow from the same root. We’re excited to have these conversations with you!

    To access episode transcripts, visit: www.InitiateJustice.org/Podcast


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    • 26 min
    A Message for Father's Day

    A Message for Father's Day

    Audio Captioning: We’re so thankful for the Dad’s who fight and heal with us. On this Father’s Day, we’d like to acknowledge the incarcerated fathers around the world who continue to parent through 15-minute phone calls, countless letters, and behind glass doors. We know first-hand how incarceration strains and shifts relationships, and how 92% of incarcerated men are fathers- and that’s just one part of that story. We see you loving. We see you healing. We see you protecting. We see you. If you are celebrating Father’s Day, know we are celebrating with you. If you’d like to learn more, we encourage you to look into organizations that are working tirelessly to reunite fathers with their children.



    Music by Lesfm from Pixabay


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    • 1 min
    Abolition Addresses Domestic Violence and Family Harm

    Abolition Addresses Domestic Violence and Family Harm

    On episode 8, Abolition Addresses Domestic Violence and Family Harm, Abolition is for Everybody’s co-hosts are joined by former LWOP and DropLWOP advocate, Susan Bustamante. Together, the hosts talk about Susan’s experience with domestic violence and family harm and her perspective after being incarcerated for 31 years. We also discuss the failures of incarceration as a vehicle for safety, intervention, and the type of insight and work that is most responsible for creating a new pathway.



    In this season of Abolition is for Everybody, we talk about harm–what creates it, what recycles it, and how we can find our way to meaningful means of repair. To do this, we talk to folks who have caused harm, folks who prevent it, folks who experienced it, and we learn a lot about how often harms intersect, or grow from the same root. We’re excited to have these conversations with you!

    To access episode transcripts, visit: www.InitiateJustice.org/Podcast


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    • 49 min
    Abolition Addresses Gun Violence

    Abolition Addresses Gun Violence

    On episode 7, Abolition Addresses Gun Violence, Adam, Crystal and Ra hear the story of a currently incarcerated individual. Together, the hosts talk about the lineage of harms that led to his own participation in the cycle, as someone who has caused this type of harm. We also discuss the failures of our systems as a vehicle for safety, and the type of care and work that is most responsible for creating a new pathway.

    Music by Lesfm from Pixabay

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    In this season of Abolition is for Everybody, we talk about harm–what creates it, what recycles it, and how we can find our way to meaningful means of repair. To do this, we talk to folks who have caused harm, folks who prevent it, folks who experienced it, and we learn a lot about how often harms intersect, or grow from the same root. We're excited to have these conversations with you!

    To access episode transcripts, visit: www.InitiateJustice.org/Podcast




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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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72 Ratings

72 Ratings

rr4peace ,

Awesome!

Thank you for this very informative and educational podcast. We NEED this type of awareness in our world! This is so important ❤️

BMarston ,

Informative and heartfelt

Amazing podcast! Small group of folks discussing an aspect of the carceral system - what it's supposed to do and what it looks like in practice: the harm wrought by a crazy punitive system and the barriers this system erects that prevent people's recovery and ability to repair the pain in themselves and the harm they (may) have caused others. The podcast on schools really caught me - those were some wild and shocking stories that for people like me (white, not rich but affluent), was eye opening. The sincerity and authenticity brought to each episode was moving. I hope others enjoy this as much!

Claradiy ,

Love it

Only listened to episode 1 so far and I am already hooked!

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