The Real Cost of Prisons Comix Reviewed on Bitch Magazine

The Real Cost of Prisons Comix

By Joyce Frohn
Bitch Magazine
September 2011

Comic books can’t change the world, right? Maybe they could, if more were like The Real Cost of Prisons Comix (PM Press).l Comprising three comic books originally published by the Real Costs of Prisons Project, a nonprofit whose mission is to educate about and track the human and communty impacts of incarceration, this collection combines graphic-novel punch with the facts about what drives prison policy and growth. From exploring the economic impact of a new prison, to laying out the history of drug laws as they relate to imprisonment, to telling the stories of incarcerated-women and the children many of them leave behind, these 100 pages contain vital information for anyone interested in the realities of the prison-industrial complex and the need for reform.

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