Metropolis Rising Podcast

The Show Goes On: Remembering Keeley, with Prison Abolitionist Maya Schenwar

February 27, 2021 Host Nicholas De Genova Season 1 Episode 1
Metropolis Rising Podcast
The Show Goes On: Remembering Keeley, with Prison Abolitionist Maya Schenwar
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Metropolis Rising Podcast
The Show Goes On: Remembering Keeley, with Prison Abolitionist Maya Schenwar
Feb 27, 2021 Season 1 Episode 1
Host Nicholas De Genova

On the first episode of Metropolis Rising, our guest is Maya Schenwar.  Maya is editor-in-chief of the social justice news website, TruthOut.  Following the one-year anniversary of her sister Keeley’s death at the age of 29, Maya reflects on Keeley’s struggles with drug addiction, her life in and out of prison beginning when she was 14 years old, the delivery of her first child in prison, and the enduring inspiration of Keeley’s resistance against the cruel injustices that shaped her experience. 

Much of Maya’s work focuses on prison and related topics. She is an activist journalist who has authored numerous essays and several books.  Her latest book is called Prison By Any Other Name.

Show Notes

On the first episode of Metropolis Rising, our guest is Maya Schenwar.  Maya is editor-in-chief of the social justice news website, TruthOut.  Following the one-year anniversary of her sister Keeley’s death at the age of 29, Maya reflects on Keeley’s struggles with drug addiction, her life in and out of prison beginning when she was 14 years old, the delivery of her first child in prison, and the enduring inspiration of Keeley’s resistance against the cruel injustices that shaped her experience. 

Much of Maya’s work focuses on prison and related topics. She is an activist journalist who has authored numerous essays and several books.  Her latest book is called Prison By Any Other Name.