America Is the Prison: Arts and Politics in Prison in the 1970s

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INDEX
Abbott, Jack Henry, 16; and Adan, Richard, confrontation with, 159, 160–61; and arts, rehabilitative power of, 170–71; and communism, 156, 166; death of, 163; The Death of Tragedy, 162; education of, 156–57; and incarcerated people, marginalization of, 168–69; In the Belly of the Beast, 156, 157–58, 161, 162–63, 165–66; Kosinski, Jerzy, correspondence with, 157, 165; and Mailer, Norman (see Mailer, Norman); Marion Prisoners’ Rights Project, involvement with, 169; My Return, 157, 162–63; parole of, 158–59; penal system, critique of, 156, 166, 167, 182; and prison reform, 171; and “radical chic,” 163–64, 166, 167, 168; and Saturday Night Live parody, 170; “stateraised” convict, 155–56, 157, 162; trial and reincarceration of, 160–62; violent behavior of, as political protest, 156, 167–68, 182; wrongful death suit against, 162–63
Adan, Ricci, 162, 163
Adan, Richard, 159, 160–61
Aguila, Pancho, 204 (n. 43)
Algren, Nelson, 163
Althusser, Louis, 29, 30–31, 34
American Correctional Association, 80
Anderson, Stephen Wayne, 175
Andrews, Benny, 84, 85, 86–87, 100, 199 (n. 44)
Ardrey, Robert, 57
Arizona State Prison Writer’s Workshop, 77
Art in Prison program, 86
Artists and Writers Protest Against the War in Vietnam, 86
Artists in Social Institutions Program, 77
Arts-in-Corrections Program, 80–81, 183
Arts in Prison Inc., 183
Art without Walls/Free Space, 87–88, 183
Attica Liberation Faction, 67, 69, 70, 71
Attica State Correctional Facility: protest and rebellion at, 52, 67, 69–72, 75, 104, 175, 197 (n. 2)
Baca, Jimmy Santiago, 15, 167
Baldwin, James, 24, 66, 180
Banfield, Edward C., 36
Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones), 76, 105–6, 108, 135, 175, 203 (n. 36)
Bard Prison Initiative, 183
Barker, Ma, 40
Baudelaire, Charles, 165
Baum, Dan, 48
Baxter, Carolyn, 124–25, 127, 182
Beck, Robert. See Iceberg Slim
Beckett, Katherine, 24–25
Beckett, Samuel, 130, 131, 135
Bergansky, Chuck, 139
Bergman, John, 208 (n. 38)
Bernstein, Felicia, 151–52
Bernstein, Leonard, 151–52, 153, 154, 163
Biden Crime Bill. See Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
Bindhammer, Frank, 90
Bingham, Stephen, 66, 195 (n. 44)
Birk, Sandow, 180
Black African Nations toward Unity, 73
Black Arts movement, 16, 17; and art, political content of, 101, 103; and black

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter One - We Shall Have Order 19
  • Chapter Two - The Age of Jackson 51
  • Chapter Three - What Works? 75
  • Chapter Four - We Took the Weight 99
  • Chapter Five - Cell Block Theater 129
  • Chapter Six - Radical Chic 151
  • Conclusion 173
  • Notes 185
  • Index 215
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