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Research proposal

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In recent classes we've had a great dialogue about dealing with systemic injustices built into institutions. There is a theme going on about dismantling systems from the outside versus/while seeking to improve conditions from the inside. Are the two approaches mutually exclusive? Can the tools and system of the oppressing institution be used to fix said institution, or do we need something more radical than reformation? 

I'm not quite sure where this question will take me yet, or what thesis I'll be developing on, but I'd like to do some research into the prison abolition and prison reform movements. Are these movements so far opposed in their goals or can they harmonize?