“Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) abolition is a political vision with the goal of eliminating imprisonment, policing, and surveillance and creating lasting alternatives to punishment and imprisonment. Abolition isn’t just about getting rid of buildings full of cages. It’s also about undoing the society we live in because the PIC both feeds on and maintains oppression and inequalities through punishment, violence, and controls millions of people. Because the PIC is not an isolated system, abolition is a broad strategy. An abolitionist vision means that we must build models today that can represent how we want to live in the future. It means developing practical strategies for taking small steps that move us toward making our dreams real and that lead us all to believe that things really could be different. It means living this vision in our daily lives.Abolition is both a practical organizing tool and a long-term goal.” – Critical Resistance
By Maya Dukmasova Original article found here Until that moment on Fox News, Jessica Disu hadn’t considered herself a police abolitionist. But on July 11,
By Mychal Denzel Smith Original article found here A few weeks ago, there was a shooting at my apartment building. A total of five shots were
By Toshio Meronek, Truthout Original article found here On Monday, February 2, Taja Gabrielle de Jesus was found stabbed to death in a stairwell in the Bayview
History is a Weapon – The Challenge of Prison Abolition: A ConversationThe Challenge of Prison Abolition
By A conversation between Angela Y. Davis and Dylan Rodriguez Original article found here Angela Y. Davis teaches in the History of Consciousness program at
By Vincent Llyod Original article found here In the 1960s and 1970s, attorneys general and Republican congressmen were among the many arguing that prison was immoral.