These Bars Can't Hold Us Back: Plowing Incarcerated Geographies with Restorative Food Justice

  title={These Bars Can't Hold Us Back: Plowing Incarcerated Geographies with Restorative Food Justice},
  author={Joshua Sbicca},
Mass incarceration entrenches racial and class inequality and segregation. Before, during, and after low-income people of color enter prison, they experience a range of barriers and biases that make it difficult to break out of the prison pipeline. This article investigates food justice and restorative justice activists in Oakland, California who are intervening at the point of reentry. I argue for the significance of teasing out the connections between food and carceral politics as a way to… Expand
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