Critical Resistance has had a long history of organizing in different parts of New York. In 2020 and 2021, Critical Resistance began to rebuild its East Coast chapter by expanding our chapter work in New York city to other parts of the state, by supporting participatory defense strategies to get people released from detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

CRNYC members have successfully relaunched a prisoner mail program that corresponds with prisoners in the New York area, and organize the Dignity Not Detention campaign with Abolish ICE NY NJ coalition.

In 2022, the chapter also began to collaborate with other New York City based organizers to reject a proposal to convert the presently defunct Lincoln Correctional Facility into a jail for women, gender non-conforming, and gender-expansive people.

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Our Work

CRNYC Prisoner Mail Program

Critical Resistance New York City (CRNYC)‘s Prisoner Mail Program corresponds with thousands of prisoners across the East Coast. In addition to exchanging thoughts and discussion about prison industrial complex (PIC)…

Dignity Not Detention

As part of the Abolish ICE New York New Jersey Coalition, Critical Resistance New York City (CRNYC) is working on passing the Dignity Not Detention Act to end the imprisonment…

No New Jails NYC

No New Jails NYC formed in September 2018, shortly after New York City Mayor de Blasio launched the formal approval process for his jail expansion plan to build and renovate…

CRNYC ReLaunch Success: THANK YOU!

Big thank you to those who joined CRNYC in Central Park in October to celebrate the re-launch of CR’s New York chapter and the most recent issue of CR’s newspaper, The Abolitionist. Read more about the event here.