The Real Cost of Prisons Comix
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Real Cost of Prisons Comix (The real cost of prisons comix #1-3)

by
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  7 reviews
One out of every hundred adults in the U.S. is in prison. This book provides a crash course in what drives mass incarceration, the human and community costs, and how to stop the numbers from going even higher. This volume collects the three comic books published by the Real Cost of Prisons Project. The stories and statistical information in each comic book is thoroughly re...more
ebook, 104 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by PM Press (first published January 1st 2008)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 115)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Elevate Difference
As activists know all too well, crafting a political message and effectively mobilizing an audience is an elusive task. In The Real Cost Of Prisons, Lois Ahrens and her contributors beautifully stage a difficult dialogue—about mass incarceration, mandatory sentencing, and the “war on drugs”—with comics. Comics are an accessible, popular form of education, and most importantly, addictive, and hence become a subversive way to raise awareness. The Real Cost of Prisons Project has distributed 115,00...more
Kate Zen
Awesome, awesome, awesome! Would be great teaching material for middle and high school students, and worksheets for activists in youth organizations. Defines terms and explains issues in a clear, simple, accessible way. Easy to relate to, and a great introduction to a more in-depth look at policies that rip apart communities and destroy lives.
Amy
A nice little piece of propaganda. I just attended an entire day about literacy, and graphic novels/comic books were mentioned as a good way to even get people interested in reading. This graphic novel addresses the issues with the "war on drugs", increased incarceration of women, and of course, the racism inherent in the justice system.
Frederick
The very definition of pith. This book cut to the point of the larger social impacts of hyper-incarceration. A great introductory piece into the subject of the Prison Industrial Complex and its larger implications.
Derek Fenner
If a copy of this were in every school, juvenile justice program, and household we would only begin to uncover the horror that is the prison industrial complex.
angelica marie aragones lim
Accessible information and analysis on PIC and it's devastating effects on community and individual struggle.
Cj Rooney
Cj Rooney marked it as to-read
Jul 08, 2014
Jacqueline
Jacqueline marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2014
Leah
Leah marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2014
Gina
Gina marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2014
Janet
Janet marked it as to-read
May 14, 2014
Sombresorbet
Sombresorbet marked it as to-read
Apr 13, 2014
Louis Roach
Louis Roach marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2014
Monica
Monica marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2014
Natalia
Natalia marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2014
Alycia
Alycia marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2014
Monica
Monica marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2014
Kirsti S.
Kirsti S. marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2014
Crystal Johnson
Crystal Johnson marked it as to-read
Dec 19, 2013
RJ
RJ marked it as to-read
Nov 14, 2013
kris
kris marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2013
Autumn
Autumn marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2013
Jonathan
Jonathan marked it as to-read
Sep 30, 2013
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2013
Susie
Susie marked it as to-read
Sep 07, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Prisoners Of The War On Drugs Prisoners of a Hard Life

Share This Book