Alberto Toscano, The Intolerable-Inquiry: The Documents of the Groupe d’information sur les prisons

ArtieresThis isn’t new, but I’d not seen this 2013 piece before – Alberto Toscano’s review of “The Intolerable-Inquiry: The Documents of the Groupe d’information sur les prisons” in Viewpoint.

We are for­tu­nate to now have in a French edi­tion a col­lec­tion of the five book­lets pro­duced by the GIP between Feb­ru­ary 1971 and Jan­u­ary 1973 – Intolérable, num­bers 1 through 4, and a col­lec­tion of pris­on­ers’ demands – com­bin­ing ques­tion­naires and inquiries on prison con­di­tions, texts and dec­la­ra­tions from prison upris­ings, reports by prison psy­chi­a­trists, a dossier on the killing of George Jack­son and the black prison move­ment in the US, and cor­re­spon­dence and infor­ma­tion about the wave of sui­cides in French pris­ons.

The collection, edited by Philippe Artières, was published in 2013 by Gallimard – full details here.

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