Series Number: 54
Editors’ Note: In this issue of DifferenTakes Sara Ahmed reveals how the prison-industrial complex has produced a new category of citizenship in the U.S. “the prison citizen“ whose rights are constricted both inside and outside prison walls. While this type of forced citizenship mainly effects prisoners and ex-prisoners, it threatens all of us with the prospect of undermining basic democracy. We are publishing this article simultaneously with issue No. 53, “Prison Abolition: Families in Strategies for Change” so that readers can explore the ideas in both complimentary articles.
— Elizabeth Barajas-Roman and Betsy Hartmann