Critical Resistance – CR seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.
A New Way Of Life Reentry Project – a non-profit organization in South Central Los Angeles with a core mission to help women and girls break the cycle of entrapment in the criminal justice system and lead healthy and satisfying lives.
AK Press – a worker run book publisher and distributor organized around anarchist principles.
All Of Us Or None Bay Area – a national organizing initiative started by formerly-incarcerated people to fight against discrimination faced after release and to fight for the human rights of prisoners.
American Friends Service Committee – a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service.
California Coalition for Woman Prisoners – a grassroots social justice organization, with members inside and outside prison, that challenges the institutional violence imposed on women, transgender people, and communities of color by the prison industrial complex (PIC).
Deportation Nation – an independent investigative reporting project that critically examines the increase in detention of innocent and low-level immigrant offenders as a result of enforcement programs mandated to target “dangerous criminal aliens.”
Justice Now – works with women prisoners and local communities to build a safe, compassionate world without prisons.
Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana – working to transform the juvenile justice system into one that builds on the strengths of young people, families and communities to ensure children are given the greatest opportunities to grow and thrive.
La Raza Centro Legal – a community-based legal organization dedicated to empowering Latino, immigrant and low-income communities of San Francisco to advocate for their civil and human rights.
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children – advocates for the human rights and empowerment of incarcerated parents, children, family members and people at risk for incarceration.
Prison Activist Resource Center – a prison abolitionist group committed to exposing and challenging all forms of institutionalized racism, sexism, able-ism, heterosexism, and classism, specifically within the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC).
Prison Law Office – strives to improve the living conditions of CA state prisoners by providing free legal services.
Rose City Copwatch – works to eliminate or radically change police institutions.
StoryTelling and Organizing Project – a community project collecting and sharing stories about everyday people taking action to end interpersonal violence.
TGI Justice Project – the mission of the TGI Justice Project (TGIJP) is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/genderqueer, and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond.