Catherine Baker (born 16 July 1947 in Lille) is a Frenchjournalist and unschooling essayist. She has also more recently written against the whole prison system, arguing for a complete abolition. Some of her books have been re-edited recently and their full text is freely available online.
1982 : Balade dans les solitudes ordinaires ("Wandering Through Ordinary Loneliness"), ISBN 2-234-01543-X. A book which beside its main subject contains many rich psychological, sociological and metaphysical insights.
1985 : Insoumission à l'école obligatoire ("Refusing Submission to Obligatory School System"), ISBN 2-7360-0028-5. Explaining the failings of the school system and her choice of unschooling her daughter.
2005 : Pourquoi faudrait-il punir ? ("Why should we punish?"). Advocating complete abolition of the prison system.