University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Geography

Audio: Rashad Shabazz on Prisons and the Politics of Disease


From "Against the Grain": "Prisons and jails seal people off from their communities; they are zones of isolation and containment. That's a common view, and one that Rashad Shabazz contests. He argues that prisons are in fact porous in a way that threatens the lives of many people living in poor neighborhoods and communities of color. Shabazz describes what he calls forced internal migration and the politics of HIV/AIDS." Listen to the program.