Abolitionist and Prisoner Support Groups

Note:  We welcome suggestions for groups and resources

Prison/Detention Abolitionist Organizing:

Critical Resistance

Fight Toxic Prisons

Houston Abolitionist Collective

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee 

Trans Pride Initiative

Austin Anarchist Black Cross

Survived and Punished

Detention Watch Network

International Conference on Penal Abolition (Europe)


Organizing for Trans and GNC prisoners

For Incarcerated Writers/Artists:

PEN America

Tenacious Zine (women)

The Abolitionist Newspaper by Critical Resistance

Prisoner Support/Family Support:

Conditions: Texas Prisons Community Advocates (TPCA)

Bail Fund (DFW): Luke 4:18 Bail Fund

Pen pals: Abolition Apostles Texas Chapter

Support with Conditions and pen pals (LGBTQ): Trans Pride Initiative (DFW)

LGBTQ Pen pals: Black and Pink

Research by mail requests: Prison Library Support Network

Harm Reduction supplies: Street Value HTX

Order Narcan (to reverse opiate overdoses): Morenarcanplease.com

Longer resource list: https://www.prisonactivist.org/resources 

Legal and Reform Groups:

National Lawyer’s Guild: https://www.nlg.org/resources/

Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/

Texas Organizing Project (Bail and Jail Reform): http://organizetexas.org/3786-2/

Immigration Equality (LGBTQ): https://www.immigrationequality.org/

Sylvia Rivera Law Project(LGBTQ) : SRLP.org

Decarcerate PA (Decarceration Organizing Model):https://decarceratepa.info/

Trans Equality/Trans Legal Resources: https://transequality.org/issues/police-jails-prisons

Addressing Violence and Healing:

Transform Harm: www.transformharm.org

Common Justice: https://www.commonjustice.org/

Texas After Violence Project: https://texasafterviolence.org/

Generation 5 (Ending Sexual Abuse): http://www.generationfive.org/

Books to Texas Prisoners:

Free books to people in TDCJ: Inside Books Project

Friends of AK Press: $15/mo New Books Subscription

Mississippi-based (curriculum provided for study): Study and Struggle

Illinois based: Noname Book Club


Podcast: Rustbelt Abolition Radio

Podcast on prison issues: CONversations

News site: Truthout

Criminal Justice System news: The Marshall Project

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