Prison Abolition

In Solidarity with Operation PUSH, Florida Incarcerated Workers Strike

By BRRN Anti-Criminalization Committee On January 15, 2018 prisoners across the state of Florida will refuse to work, as part of a protest against the inhumane environmental and labor conditions in the Florida Department of Corrections.  This protest, named Operation PUSH, will take place on Martin Luther King day. On January 16, 2018, a broad […]

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The September 9 National Prison Strike: Bring the Call of Abolition Home

Delivered by Kristina Khan at the “Demands for a Transformed University” Rally organized by Black Students for Revolution on September 9th, 2016 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Today, September 9th, marks the 45 year anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising which happened in 1971 at a maximum security prison in upstate New York. […]

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Speak Truth With Your Back to Power: Champaign-Urbana Against Jail Expansion

August 18, the Champaign County Board met to vote on a sales tax referendum to go on the ballot in the Fall. The purpose of the proposed sales tax increase is primarily to fund a jail expansion package at the expense of neglecting sorely needed social services and programs. Knowing that Champaign County’s rich would […]

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