John Bowden denied parole

Long term anarchist prisoner John Bowden was recently denied parole and is being held hostage by the system because of his beliefs. He has asked that this letter be circulated….

From borders to prisons: the politics of abolition

From borders to prisons: the politics of abolition

Check out this article in Red Pepper about prison abolition: https://www.redpepper.org.uk/from-borders-to-prisons-the-politics-of-abolition/ An abolitionist politics seeks to end the violence of the state in systems like prison and immigration detention, and…

Prison is not the answer

Prison is not the answer

Source: https://www.redpepper.org.uk/prison-is-not-the-answer/ A humane society shouldn’t be caging up vulnerable people. Jasmine Ahmed of CAPE (Community Action on Prison Expansion) argues for radical alternatives. More police, and more power in the…

New Publication: Prisoner Writings on Prison Abolition

New Publication: Prisoner Writings on Prison Abolition

The Empty Cages Collective and the Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee (IWOC) in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England have published a joint publication called Prisoner Writings on Prison Abolition. Download it…

Rest in Power Anna

Rest in Power Anna

Our hearts are heavy with sadness today as this weekend we learned of the death of our friend and comrade, Anna Campbell. Anna was killed in a missile strike in…

Revolution and Restorative Justice: An Anarchist Perspective

Revolution and Restorative Justice: An Anarchist Perspective

Source: https://abolitionjournal.org/revolution-restorative-justice-anarchist-perspective/ by Peter Kletsan  [This intervention is part of the Abolition journal’s first issue.] Introduction Restorative justice has been popularized in recent decades as a respectful and humane alternative to…

Four new “Supersized” Prisons – Our Response

Four new “Supersized” Prisons – Our Response

(Crosspost from www.CAPE-Campaign.org) Justice secretary Liz Truss today announced that four new “supersized” mega-prisons, with a combined capacity of at least 5000, are now earmarked for construction. The sites: Port…

Empty Cages Collective Workshop at Lancaster University

Empty Cages Collective Workshop at Lancaster University

https://www.facebook.com/events/1225254300885192/ Lancaster People and Planet society and LGBTQ+ are collaborating with a workshop on prison abolition and LGBTQ+ rights Learn about how the prison industrial complex is growing in England…

No More Prisons conference Manchester, March 4-5

No More Prisons conference Manchester, March 4-5

Source: http://www.cape-campaign.org/no-more-prisons-conference-manchester-march-4-5/ We’re excited to announce the first “No More Prisons” conference, March 4-5 2017 in Manchester. We hope to meet each other, coördinate our struggles, share our skills, and…

#PrisonStrike Resistance to Slavery Across the World

#PrisonStrike Resistance to Slavery Across the World

Source: It’s Going Down https://itsgoingdown.org/prisonstrike-resistance-to-slavery-across-the-world/ This week, on the 45th Anniversary of the Attica Prison Uprising, prisoners across the US will go out on strike on September 9th against prison…

Beyond Incarceration: What Could Accountability Look Like in Police Killings?

Beyond Incarceration: What Could Accountability Look Like in Police Killings?

Source: https://bitchmedia.org/article/beyond-incarceration-what-might-accountability-look-police-killings A 2015 protest calling attention to the murder of Freddie Gray. Photo by Stephen Melkisethian (Creative Commons). This week, Aiyana Stanley-Jones would have turned 14 years old. Her family would…

Ten Lessons for Creating Safety Without Police

Ten Lessons for Creating Safety Without Police

Source: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/36812-10-lessons-for-creating-safety-without-the-police-a-reflection-on-the-10-year-anniversary-of-the-sos-collective By Tasha Amezcua, Ejeris Dixon and Che J. Rene Long, Truthout | Op-Ed How can we create safety collectively? How can we challenge hate and police violence by…

Dismantle & Transform: On Abolition, Decolonization, & Insurgent Politics

Dismantle & Transform: On Abolition, Decolonization, & Insurgent Politics

Source: http://abolitionjournal.org/dismantle-and-transform/ A conversation between Harsha Walia and Andrew Dilts, recorded February 5, 2015. Edited for length and clarity, January 2016. Although the conversation is somewhat dated and political contexts are shifting, the overall issues remain…

Video: Beyond reform – abolishing prisons

Video: Beyond reform – abolishing prisons

In this TEDxBaltimore video, Maya Schenwar explores the failures of criminal justice and imagines a world without prisons. The United States has the highest imprisonment rate in the world. But…

Prison Abolition Debate in Bristol

Prison Abolition Debate in Bristol

See the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1527787087537835 University of Bristol, Queens Building, Room 1.8 Thursday, December 3 at 6:00pm – 7:30pm in UTC A joint event hosted by Bristol Think, the…

Working Toward Abolition…

Working Toward Abolition…

by Bianca Diaz In 2015, it is hard to imagine an institution more harmful than a prison. With daily reports of sexual assaults by correctional staff, hunger strikes by those…

Prisons and the struggles against them

Prisons and the struggles against them

Source: http://anarchistnews.org/content/prisons-and-struggles-against-them-2013-2015-ongoing-timeline This page will be subject to regular updates, most notably in the chronology , but also in giving references to interesting texts. So far (22/8/15), in addition to…