February 26, 2021 –
Critical Resistance is pleased to offer a brand new anti-imprisonment tool, a “Reformist reforms vs. abolitionist steps to end imprisonment” poster! Wondering about the differences between reforms that strengthen imprisonment and abolitionist steps that reduce its overall impact? This poster will help! PDF copies available here and physical copies available as a thank-you gift for donations.
This poster is a tool to assess and understand differences between reforms that strengthen imprisonment and abolitionist steps that reduce its overall impact and grow other possibilities for wellbeing.
As we work to dismantle incarceration in all its forms, we must resist common reforms that create or expand cages anywhere, including under the guise of “addressing needs” or as “updated” replacements.
Jails and prisons deprive communities of resources like medical and mental health care, transportation, food, and housing. In our fights, it is critical to uplift and strategically contribute to movements led by imprisoned people, both to address pressing conditions and for abolition. In all decarceration strategies, we must utilize tactics that will improve life for those most affected and make space to build the worlds we need.