This week on Making Contact we’re taking you to St. Louis, Missouri with the Podcast 70 Million to learn about the city’s ongoing efforts to re-imagine public safety beyond incarceration. Organizers in St. Louis have given up on trying to simply reform the criminal legal system. Now, theyre working to abolish it. And theyre starting with the closure of the Medium Security Institution” known as the Workhouse. For more than a century, this St. Louis jail has been known for incarcerating people unable to pay their bail, and has come to represent the criminalization of the poor.
70 MILLION: FORGET REFORM, THEY WANT ABOLITIONFelix Gonzalez