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The Journey Continues
The Journey Continues

Abolition for the People

Yes, an alternative is possible. Here’s a roadmap.

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Today, more people are discussing and contemplating prison abolition than ever before. Decades of collective organizing…


The People’s Guide to Abolition
The People’s Guide to Abolition

Abolition for the People

A toolkit for the path forward

Here’s a non-exhaustive resource guide packed with articles, books, art, interviews, organizations, and campaigns that can provide you with further opportunities to extend your understanding of abolition and contribute to the movement for a future without policing and prisons. Abolition now. Abolition for the people.

Week 1: Police and Policing

(2017) by Andrea Ritchie

(2002) Edited by Joy James

(2003) by Sally E. Hadden


Dismantle, Change, Build
Dismantle, Change, Build

Abolition for the People

From state-level coalitions to sweeping federal mandates, imagining the future means spending money in the right places

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The far-reaching vision of abolition is enacted daily in political…


Revolution as Policy
Revolution as Policy

Abolition for the People

Voting out those who perpetuate harm is a key part of abolition

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Imagine a society in which prisons, police, and all other institutions that inflict violence on Black…


Who Is Being Healed?
Who Is Being Healed?

Abolition for the People

I was 19 when I went to prison, but prison isn’t what healed me

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The first and only time my name was mentioned in the was in…


Ending the War on Black Women
Ending the War on Black Women

Abolition for the People

Victory will not be achieved through prosecutions, but through transforming the conditions of violence

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The outcry in response to Breonna Taylor’s murder by the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department is indisputably…


Abolition for the People

Calls to defund prisons and policing is neither new nor hopelessly utopian

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What if Trayvon Martin was offered a ride home instead?

— Dream Defenders, “Defund Police and…


Abolition for the People

When people came together in the 19th century to oppose the expanding slave system, they were considered an aberration — but the course they charted continues to this day

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The New Jim Code
The New Jim Code

Abolition for the People

Far from loosening incarceration’s grip, modern tools like predictive policing and tracking apps have instead deepened the carceral state’s influence over everyday life

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From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and deepen discrimination…


Abolition for the People

The idea that we can resolve racism by integrating a fundamentally anti-Black institution in the U.S. is the most absurd notion of all

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Amid recent growing calls for defunding police this summer, a set of billboards appeared in Dallas…

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