Some Books We Like

American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment. Abramsky, Sasha. Beacon Press

Writing on the Wall. Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal, Mumia. City Lights Publishers

All Things Censored. Abu-Jamal, Mumia. Seven Stories Press

Live From Death Row. Abu-Jamal, Mumia. Harper Perennial

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? Abu-Jamal, Mumia. City Lights Publishers

We Want Freedom. Abu-Jamal, Mumia. Common Notions

Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the USA. Abu-Jamal, Mumia. City Lights Publishers

Death Blossoms: Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience. Abu-Jamal, Mumia. South End Press

The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America. Abu-Jamal, Mumia and Hill, Marc Lamont. Third World Press

Breaking the Walls of Silence: Aids and Women in a New York State Maximum Security Prison. ACE (AIDS Counseling and Education) members. Overlook Books

The Real Cost of Prisons Comix. Ahrens, Lois (Ed.). PM Press

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Alexander, Michelle. The New Press

The Dragon Has Come (George Jackson). Armstrong, Gregory. Harper & Row

A Soldier’s Story: Revolutionary Writings by a New Afrikan Anarchist. Balagoon, Kuwasi. PM Press / Kersplebedeb

Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada. Ben-Moshe, Liat, et al. (Ed.). Palgrave Macmillan

The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States. Berger, Dan. PM Press / Kersplebedeb

Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. Berger, Dan. AK Press

The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism. Berger, Dan. Rutgers University Press

Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era (Justice, Power, and Politics). Berger, Dan. University of North Carolina Press

Rethinking the American Prison Movement. Berger, Dan and Losier, Toussaint. Routledge

Prison Blossoms: Anarchist Voices from the American Past. Berkman, Alexander. Belknap Press

Lights on in the House of the Dead: A Prison Diary. Berrigan, Daniel. Doubleday

Prison Journals of a Priest Revolutionary. Berrigan, Philip. Ballantine Books

Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth. Best, Steven and Nocella, Anthony J. (Eds.). AK Press

Look for Me in the Whirlwind: From the Panther 21 to 21st-Century Revolutions. Bin Wahad, Dhoruba, et al. PM Press

When the Prisoners Ran Walpole: A True Story in the Movement for Prison Abolition. Bissonette, Jamie. South End Press

Arm the Spirit: A Woman’s Journey Underground and Back. Block, Diana. AK Press

Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party. Bloom, Joshua and Martin, Waldo. University of California Press

Hauling Up the Morning: Writings & Art by Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War in the U.S. Blunk, Tim and Levasser, Ray Luc (Eds.). Red Sea Press

Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa. Broun, Kenneth S. Oxford University Press

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West. Brown, Dee. Picador

Wild Poppies: A Poetry Jam Across Prison Walls (CD). Buck, Marilyn. Freedom Archives

A Little Matter of Genocide. Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present. Churchill, Ward. City Light

Free Inside: The Life and Work of Peter Collins. Collins, Peter. Ad Astra Comix

Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther. Conway, Marshall Eddie. AK Press

The Greatest Threat: The Black Panther Party and COINTELPRO. Conway, Marshall Eddie. iAMWE Publications

On the Blanket: The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners’ ‘Dirty’ Protest. Coogan, Tim Pat. St. Martin’s Griffin

Just Another Nigger: My Life in the Black Panther Party. Cox, Don (Field Marshall). Heyday

Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex. Critical Resistance Collective. AK Press

Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense. crow, scott. PM Press

Rattling the Cages: Oral Histories of North American Political Prisoners, Edited by Josh Davidson, with Eric King. AK Press.

Are Prisons Obsolete? Davis, Angela Y. Seven Stories Press

Angela Davis: An Autobiography. Davis, Angela Y. International Publishers Co.

Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture. Davis, Angela Y. Seven Stories Press

If They Come in the Morning … Voices of Resistance. Davis, Angela Y. (Ed.). Verso Books

Standing Proud: Writings from Prison. Doherty, Joe. National Committee for Joe Doherty

Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas. Douglas, Emory. Rizzoli

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. Beacon Press

The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison. Earley, Pete. Bantam

The Black Panthers Speak. Foner, Philip S. (Ed.). Da Capo Press

Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Foucault, Michel. Vintage Books

Prison Writings in 20th Century America. Franklin, H. Bruce (Ed.). Penguin Books

Love & Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond. Gilbert, David. PM Press

No Surrender: Writings From An Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner. Gilbert, David. Abraham Guillen Press / Arm the Spirit

Looking at the U.S. White Working Class Historically. Gilbert, David. Kersplebedeb

Living My Life, volumes I & II. Goldman, Emma. Penguin Classics

Selections from the Prison Notebooks. Gramsci, Antonio. International Publishers Co.

Policing A Class Society: The Experience of American Cities, 1865-1915. Harring, Sidney L. Haymarket Books

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America. Hinton, Elizabeth. Harvard University Press

A Little Piece of Light: A Memoir of Hope, Prison, and a Life Unbound. Hylton, Donna. Hachette Books

Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption. Imarisha, Walidah. AK Press

Blood in My Eye and Soledad Brother. Jackson, George. Random House / Chicago Review Press

Weatherman. Jacobs, Harold (Ed.). Ramparts Press

Imprisoned Intellectuals: America’s Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation and Rebellion. James, Joy (Ed). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The New Abolitionists: (Neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings. James, Joy (Ed.). State University of New York Press

The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa. Joffe, Joel. Oneworld Publications

Defying the Tomb: Selected Prison Writings and Art of Kevin Rashid Johnson. Johnson, Kevin ‘Rashid’. Kersplebedeb

Panther Vision. Johnson, Kevin ‘Rashid’. Kersplebedeb

Free Huey! The True Story of the Trial of Huey P. Newton for Murder. Keating, Edward M. Ramparts Press

The Briar Patch: The People of the State of New York v. Lumumba Shakur et al. Kempton, Murray. E.P. Dutton Co.

Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time. Kilgore, James. The New Press

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. Kivel, Paul. New Society Publishers

Out of Control: A Fifteen-Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons. Kurshan, Nancy. Freedom Archives

Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women. Law, Vikki. PM Press

Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms. Law, Vikki. New Press.

Prisons Make Us Safer”: And 20 Other Myths about Mass Incarceration. Law, Vikki. Beacon Press.

Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives From Women’s Prisons. Levi, Robin and Waldman, Ayelet (Eds.). Verso Books

Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising. Lynd, Staughton. PM Press

For Love and Liberty. Manning, Tom. Freedom Archives

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI’s War on the American Indian Movement. Matthiessen, Peter. Penguin Books

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present. Maynard, Robyn. Fernwood Publishing

John Brown’s Trial. McGinty, Brian. Harvard University Press

Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead. Mead, Ed. Kersplebedeb

The Trial of Leonard Peltier. Messerschmidt, Jim. South End Press

Can’t Jail the Spirit: Political Prisoners in the U.S. misc. Chicago Editorial El Coqui

We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America. misc. PM Press

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States. misc. Haymarket Books

They Never Crushed His Spirit: A Tribute to Richard Williams. misc. Kersplebedeb

Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers. Mokhtefi, Elaine. Verso Books

Hell is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement. multiple editors. New Press

Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black: Poetry and Essays. Muntaqim, Jalil. Kersplebedeb

We Are Our Own Liberators: Selected Prison Writings. Muntaqim, Jalil. Arissa Media Group, LLC

Revolutionary Suicide. Newton, Huey P. Penguin Classics

To Die for the People. Newton, Huey P. City Lights Publishers

Insights & Poems. Newton, Huey P. and Huggins, Ericka. City Lights Books

Bitter Grain – Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party. Newton, Michael. Holloway House Publishing Co.

The Symbionese Liberation Army: Documents and Communications. Pearsall, Robert Brainard. Rodopi

Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five. Peled, Miko. Just World Books

Prison Writings: My Life is My Sun Dance. Peltier, Leonard. St. Martin’s Griffin

Mad Bomber Melville. Pickering, Leslie James. Arissa Media Group / PM Press

Green is the New Red. Potter, Will. City Lights Publishers

Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America. Puryear, Eugene. PSL Publications

Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free U.S. Political Prisoners. Resistance in Brooklyn. PM Press / Kersplebedeb

Burn Down the American Plantation. Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement. Combustion Books

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color. Ritchie, Andrea J. Beacon Press

Between Torture and Resistance. Rivera, Oscar Lopez. PM Press

Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime. Rodriguez, Dylan. Univ. of Minnesota Press

This Country Must Change: Essays on the Necessity of Revolution in the USA. Rosebraugh, Craig (Ed.). Arissa Media Group, LLC

An American Radical: A Political Prisoner in My Own Country. Rosenberg, Susan. Citadel

State of Exile. Rossi, Cristina Peri (translation and introduction by Marilyn Buck). City Light Publishers

Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat: The True Story of the White Nation. Sakai, J. Morningstar Press

Writings from Prison. Sands, Bobby. Mercier Press

One Day in My Life. Sands, Bobby. Mercier Press

Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton. Seale, Bobby. Black Classic Press

A Lonely Rage: The Autobiography of Bobby Seale. Seale, Bobby. Times Books

Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers. Seale, Bobby and Shames, Stephen. Harry N. Abrams

Assata: An Autobiography. Shakur, Assata. Lawrence Hill Books

Maroon the Implacable: The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz. Shoatz, Russell Maroon. PM Press

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law. Spade, Dean. South End Press

Words without Walls: Writers on Addiction, Violence, and Incarceration. St. Germain, Sheryl and Shotland, Sarah Trinity. University Press

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. Stanley, Eric A., et al. (Ed.). AK Press

With the Weathermen. Stern, Susan. Rutgers University Press

Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, & the Prison-Industrial Complex. Sudbury, Julia. Routledge

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. Thompson, Heather Ann. Pantheon

Prison Roundtrip. Viehmann, Klaus. Kersplebedeb

Undoing Border Imperialism. Walia, Harsha. AK Press

All Power to the People. Washington, Albert ‘Nuh’. Arm the Spirit / Solidarity

A Time to Die: The Attica Prison Revolt. Wicker, Tom. Haymarket Books

Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman. Wilkerson, Cathy. Seven Stories Press

Solitary: Unbroken by four decades in solitary confinement. My story of transformation and hope. Woodfox, Albert. Grove Press

Airlift to Wounded Knee. Zimmerman, Bill. Ohio University Press