Solitary Garden: Other Resources

"Because I am conscious, and because I come from people who have taught me the art of making something out of nothing, I choose to turn this 'coffin' into a college. I choose to turn this 'concrete tomb' into a library, a place of learning, thinking, and reflecting.” ~Tim Young

Together with Tim Young and jackie sumell, we have compiled the following resources related to Solitary Garden, the advocacy to end solitary confinement and abolish the death penalty, the COVID-10 crisis in our prisons and jails, and the prison abolition movement.


Of Interest:
Tim & Jocelyn’s Solitary Garden Playlist
Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric. (Grey Wolf Press, 2014).

On Solitary Confinement:
Albert Woodfox. Solitary. (Grove Press, 2019.)
Craig Haney. "Solitary Confinement is a Tried and True Torture Device." Frontline, September 12, 2013.
Stephanie Wykstra. “The Case against Solitary Confinement.” Vox, April 17, 2019. 

On COVID-19:
Timothy Young. “Coronavirus: The Invisible Enemy behind Enemy Lines.” San Francisco Bay View, April 5, 2020
Amanda Klonsky. “An Epicenter of the Epidemic will be Jails and Prisons, if Inaction Continues.” New York Times, March 16, 2020.
Keri Blakinger. “As COVID-19 Measures Grow, Prison Oversight Falls.” The Marshall Project, March 17, 2020
Arundhati Roy. "The Pandemic is a Portal." April 3, 2020.

On Abolition:
Angela Y. Davis. Are Prisons Obsolete? (Seven Stories Press, 2003).
Ruth Wilson Gilmore and James Kilgore. "The Case for Abolition." The Marshall Project, June 19, 2019.
"Towards the Horizon of Abolition: A Conversation with Mariame Kaba." Next Step Project, November 9, 2017.
Dan Berger, Mariame Kaba, and David Stein. "What Abolitionists Do." Jacobin, August 2017.
Kim Kelly. "What the Prison-Abolition Movement Wants." Teen Vogue, December, 26, 2019.
Rachel Herzing. “Big Dreams and Bold Steps Toward a Police-Free Future." Truthout, September 16, 2015.

On the Death Penalty:
Timothy James Young, "The Death Penalty: On The Verge of Extinction." January 2020.