Critical Resistance

The Critical Resistance Abolition Organizing Toolkit

Inside the toolkit, you’ll find general information sheets to help make the connections between PIC abolition and other social justice struggles. You will find strategies for talking about and planning for abolitionist work. You will find exercises to try out some of those strategies. You will find ideas about alternatives to the PIC. You will find definitions of the terms we use. You will find lists about other things to read and people to call for more ideas.

Abolition Now! Ten years of strategy and struggle against the prison industrial complex

Today, over seven million people live under the control of U.S. jail, prison, probation, or parole systems—the vast majority of them people of color and young people. Between 2000 and 2007, Congress added 454 new offences to the Federal criminal code. Policing at all levels is increasingly militarized and demands more and more resources.