Prisons, detention and their abolition

Organizations and movements fighting the criminalization of people, resisting the prison industrial complex and promoting transformative justice and other alternatives to incarceration.

Critical Resistance                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

All of Us or None                                                                                                                                                                                                               All of Us Or None is a national organizing initiative of prisoners, former prisoners and felons, to combat the many forms of discrimination that former prisoners face as the result of felony convictions.

Grassroots Leadership                                                                                                                                                                                              Grassroots Leadership fights to end for-profit incarceration and reduce reliance on criminalization and detention through direct action, organizing, research, and public education.

Detention Watch Network                                                                                                                                                                                        The Detention Watch Network (DWN) is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to educate the public and policy makers about the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for humane reform so that all who come to our shores receive fair and humane treatment.

Prison Activist Resource Center                                                                                                                                                                        Prison Activist Resource Center is a prison abolitionist group committed to exposing and challenging the institutionalized racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, and classism of the Prison Industrial Complex.

National Prison Industry Divestment Campaign                                                                                                                                    The National Prison Industry Divestment Campaign is a project of Enlace calling on all public and private institutions to divest their holdings in America’s largest private prison corporations, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group.


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