The Fictions and Futures of Transformative Justice


In this interview for¬†The New Inquiry, two co-editors and three writers of¬†Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements discuss prison abolition and transformative justice, and the role that science fiction can play in helping us imagine a society free from violence and abuse.

“My standard definition of transformative justice is ‘any way of creating safety, justice, and healing for survivors of violence that does not rely on the state (by which I mean the prison industrial complex, the criminal legal system, foster care, children‚Äôs aid, the psychiatric and disability prison industrial complex‚Äďe.g. psych hospitals, nursing homes, and extended care- Immigration, the TSA, and more) A movement created by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color feminist revolutionaries to free our people.'”