Book 3, Ep. 6 | The Prison Industrial Complex with Mercedes Eng

Special guest, poet and educator Mercedes Eng, joins us to take a closer look at Azkaban, the carceral logic of the wizard world, and how it reflects our own ideas about monstrosity, punishment, and innocence. We take a look at restorative and transformative ideas of justice and debate whether the nightmarish portrayal of Azkaban is a radical call for prison abolition or an insidious device meant to make our own prison system look reasonable. 


Content warning: this episode discusses trauma linked to incarceration, settler colonialism, racism, police brutality and sexual assault. 


 

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