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Shari Stone-Mediatore
Ohio Wesleyan University
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This paper examines how a delusive social imaginary of criminal-justice has underpinned contemporary U.S. mass incarceration and encouraged widespread indifference to its violence. I trace the complicity of this criminal-justice imaginary with state-organized violence by comparing it to an imaginary that supported colonial violence. I conclude by discussing how those of us outside of prison can begin to resist the entrenched images and institutions of mass incarceration by engaging the work and imagining the perspective of incarcerated people.
Keywords Incarceration  Criminalization  Prison  Colonialism  Race  Punishment  Criminal justice  Violence  Imagination  Standpoint theory
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DOI 10.1080/13698230.2019.1565698
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