Defunding prisons and policing are front-page news at the moment. The movements seeking these goals will only gather steam in the upcoming years.
Lesage de la Haye is French, which provides a unique angle on current prison abolitionist thinking in the US. At the same time, his arguments and the sentiments behind them are universal and applicable to prisons everywhere.
Movements to defund and abolish prisons and police are closely tied to BLM movements, which will also remain important social forces—and readerships—in upcoming years.
Lesage de la Haye’s position as an ex-con and current psychoanalyst makes his perspective fresh and intriguing.