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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Why Opposing Hyper-Incarceration Should be Central to the Work of the Anti-Domestic Violence Movement

General Material
Published Date
January, 2015

This law review advances the argument that activists working to combat domestic violence should advocate against the current system of mass incarceration. The article details three ways in which mass incarceration is linked to domestic violence: causing economic instability for the incarcerated person and his or her family; contributing to mental health problems such as posttraumatic stress disorder in the incarcerated person; and causing instability and loss of support systems within neighborhoods (p. 598).