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Honoring the long history of abolitionist struggle, we join in their efforts to divest from the prison industrial complex, invest in our communities, and create the conditions for our ultimate vision: a world without police, where no one is held in a cage, and all people thrive and be well.
Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.
The project aims to interrupt and end the growing criminalization and incarceration of women and LGBTQ people of color for criminalized acts related to public order, poverty, child welfare, drug use, survival and self-defense, including criminalization and incarceration of survivors of violence.
One Million Experiments
Explore snapshots of community-based safety strategies that expand our ideas about what keeps us safe.
Project Nia works to end the incarceration of children and young adults by promoting restorative and transformative justice practices.
TransformHarm.org is a resource hub about ending violence. We are not an organization. This site offers an introduction to transformative justice. Created by Mariame Kaba and designed by Lu Design Studio, the site includes selected articles, audio-visual resources, curricula, and more.
Chicago Community Bond Fund
The Chicago Community Bond Fund (CCBF) pays bond for people charged with crimes in Cook County, Illinois. Through a revolving fund, CCBF supports individuals whose communities cannot afford to pay the bonds themselves and who have been impacted by structural violence.
National Bail Fund Network
A full directory of community-led bail and bond funds that regularly post pretrial and immigration bail.
National Bail Out Collective
The National Bail Out Collective coordinates the Mama’s Day Bail Outs, where we bail out as many Black Mamas and caregivers as we can so they can spend Mother’s Day with their families where they belong!
Data & Communication
Carceral Tech Resistance Network
We facilitate file-sharing, participatory research and archiving projects, and mentorship between community organizations to broaden our knowledge about carceral tech and how to campaign against them effectively.
Prison Telecom Data Project
Our dataset includes prison telecom rate data scraped from the online rate calculators of the leading telecom service providers: ICS, Securus, and GTL.
Prison Labor & Divestment
We are concerned about how Harvard is funding itself through the exploitation of incarcerated people, their families, and communities — and helping to perpetuate the American institution of slavery in spirit and in practice.
Prison Free Funds
Ready to help defund the prison industrial complex, exploitative prison labor, and immigration detention centers? Prison Free Funds can help you find out if your money is invested in these economic systems of oppression and exploitation.
The Prison Industry: Mapping Private Sector Players
This report exposes over 4,100 corporations that profit from the devastating mass incarceration of our nation’s marginalized communities—disproportionately those of color and with low income. Growing in scope and breadth each year, it continues to serve as the largest lens into the prison industry ever published. Although this report still far from covers all the private sector corporations in this space, it captures all its major players.
Prison Industry Divestment Movement
The Prison Industry Divestment Campaign targets the State and corporations as root causes of criminalization, incarceration, and violence against our communities. We have waged successful campaigns against politicians, Wall St, banks, and prison industry corporations.
Prison Labor: A Curated Collection of Links
Since 2014, The Marshall Project has been curating some of the best criminal justice reporting from around the web. In these records you will find the most recent and the most authoritative articles on the topics, people and events that are shaping the criminal justice conversation.
Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee
Members of the IWW have created the IWOC, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, which functions as a liaison for prisoners to organize each other, unionize, and build solid bridges between prisoners on the inside and fellow workers on the outside.
The Marshall Project
The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We have an impact on the system through journalism, rendering it more fair, effective, transparent and humane.
Prison Policy Initiative
The non-profit, non-partisan Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society.
Restore Justice advocates for fairness, humanity, and compassion throughout the Illinois criminal justice system, with a primary focus on those affected by extreme sentences imposed on our youth.
The Sentencing Project
The Sentencing Project promotes effective and humane responses to crime that minimize imprisonment and criminalization of youth and adults by promoting racial, ethnic, economic, and gender justice.
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