Social class, disability and the lessons of psychiatric deinstitutionalisation for prison abolition: An interview with sociologist Neil Gong — Neil Gong


Consumer academic Rory Randall interviewed sociologist Neil Gong about his research on social class and mental health care in the United States. They discuss Neil’s analysis of the differing models of client choice and freedom in public safety-net services and in elite private clinics, and what this means for service users. They also discuss Neil’s political writings on psychiatric deinstitutionalisation and the lessons that history holds for movements to reform or abolish police and prison systems.