Following the reflection of our efforts in 2016, below are some aims for 2017.

This can’t happen without folks getting involved and getting stuck in! Contact us at info@prisonabolition.org if anything below calls you to work together with us. Please be specific and honest about your desires, needs and capacity. We hugely appreciate your time and energy.

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  • Increase the number of people involved in the collective itself.
  • Increase the number of ex-prisoners & prisoner friends and family involved both in the collective (and the wider movement).
  • Create more opportunities for people to donate and support our work.
  • Access social media training for the Collective.
  • Find dedicated social media volunteer who can take responsibility for social media for the collective.
  • Aim to have at least one collective work day per month.
  • Aim to have a face-to-face meeting at least once per month.
  • Establish online store to help create sustainable funding for our work.
  • Continue to strengthen our research capacity.

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Organising Resistance & Events

  • Create a stronger relationship with migrant solidarity & anti-detention centre movements.
  • Work with Smash IPP to organise the 2017 Year of Resistance to Free IPP Prisoners.
  • Establish a UK wide response network when people die in prisons.
  • Organise joint week of action against borders and prisons.
  • Organise a summer anti-prison camp.

Publications, Resources & Materials

  • Aim to produce a consistent newsletter every two months.
  • Produce a toolkit for local groups with resources on doing anti-prison work locally.
  • Create a short film about the P.I.C in the UK by the end of the year.
  • Produce a zine with the Smash IPP campaign that shares writings from IPP prisoners & their loved ones.

Long Term Organising

  • lendleaseFocus on strengthening local groups that exist and supporting new ones to start.
  • Focus on creating an anti-prison, and potentially anti-represion, network in England/Wales/Scotland to support with networking and movement building. Aim to organise quarterly national meetings.
  • Aim to make more links with prison struggles internationally.