Decarcerating Disability  


Decarcerating Disability
October 27, 2020 | 376 pages
ISBN: 9781517904432

"Politics of (En)closure: Deinstitutionalization, Disability, and Prison Abolition argues that a complex understanding of disability is fundamental to an understanding of decarceration. Many argue that the rise of deinstitutionalization led directly to the rise of imprisonment. Liat Ben-Moshe complicates this narrative by looking closely at how people of color and disabled people are pathologized as well as how profit plays a roll in caring for "disposable" populations in nursing homes, rehab facilities, prisons, etc. Ben-Moshe puts forth a theory of carceral abolition as a way to understand the failed utopian dream of deinstitutionalization and how to move forward"--