Sasha Abramsky

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Born4 April 1972
ResidenceUnited States
NationalityUK, US
Alma materBalliol College (Oxford)
RelativesChimen Abramsky
UK born journalist resident in US

Sasha Abramsky [1] is a British-born freelance journalist and author who as of 2023 lives in the United States. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, New York, The Village Voice, and Rolling Stone.[2]

He is a senior fellow at the American liberal think tank Demos,[3] and a lecturer in the University of California, Davis's University Writing Program.[2]

He has received grants from the Open Society Foundations for writing about the US prison system and poverty.[4]


  • Hard Time Blues: How Politics Built a Prison Nation. Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martins Press, January 2002 ISBN 0312268114
  • Conned: How Millions Went to Prison, Lost the Vote, And Helped Send George W. Bush to the White House. The New Press, April 2006 ISBN 978-1565849662
  • American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment. Beacon Press (MA), May 2007 ISBN 978-0807042236
  • Ill-equipped: U.S. Prisons and Offenders with Mental Illness. Human Rights Watch, June 2007 ISBN 978-1564322906
  • Breadline USA: The Hidden Scandal of American Hunger and How to Fix It. Polipoint Press, June 2009 ISBN 978-0981709116
  • Inside Obama's Brain. Portfolio, December 2009 ISBN 978-1591843023
  • The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives. Nation Books, September 2013 ISBN 978-1568587264
  • The House of Twenty Thousand Books, a memoir of his grandfather, Chimen Abramsky. London : Halban, June 2014 ISBN 9781905559640
  • Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream, a study of irrational fear in the United States. Nation Books, September 2017 ISBN 978-1568585192

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