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Detainment is Death in the Pandemic!

Inmates and persons deprived of liberty are at high risk of dying due to COVID-19. The state's campaign of mass arrests and detainment of so-called quarantine violators risks spreading the disease to detainees. As it is the poor who bares the brunt of the state's policing and incarceration, prisons and police must be abolished as they mostly only target the poor.

Class Struggle in the Time of Coronavirus: An Incomplete Chronicle of Events (16-21 March)

The following review is a small depiction of what’s happening in the world, outside Italy (for the situation in Italy, see: leftcom.org).

Why Some Like the New Jim Crow So Much

A critique of Michelle Alexander's widely praised book on the prison-industrial system in the United States.

Belarus and Soviet Authoritarianism: Interview with Ihar Alinevich

Yavor Tarinski interviews anarchist and ex-prisoner Ihar Alinevich

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.

New US Prison Strike Takes us to the Dark Heart of Capitalism

Prison labour is a billion-dollar industry, and the corporate beneficiaries of this slave labour include some of the largest corporations and most widely known brands. There are literally hundreds of corporations and firms that exploit prison labour.

Imprisoned for a day: a personal reflection

A jail cell

Your perspective on the world changes from inside a jail cell.

Urgent Call for Solidarity Actions from the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association

The Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association have made an urgent call for solidarity in response to the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice taking repressive measures against their members and suspected members.