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Oregon Prisoner Coalition

Out of our Portland chapter, CR is part of the Oregon Prisoner Coalition, a statewide coalition advocating for imprisoned people and organizing against imprisonment in Oregon. Currently CR is collaborating…

CRNYC Prisoner Mail Program

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

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…

Close CA Prisons

Prison closure is on our horizon. As part of Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)’s Prison Closure Workgroup, we are demanding the state start by closing 10 prisons in…

Defund OPD

Through the Defund OPD Coalition, CR Oakland’s anti-policing workgroup has been working to cut the Oakland Police Department’s budget by 50%, and to ensure those funds are reinvested in much…

Prisoner Mail – CRPDX

Each month we gather virtually as a mail crew and volunteer team to host an open letter writing night to connect with folks looking to get involved with CRPDX. We…

Care Not Cops

Portland continues to anchor the Care Not Cops campaign that is working to end the inherently violent and racist policing of Portland’s communities of color. Our work is rooted in…

Freedom Fridays: Building People Power in North Oakland

Freedom Fridays is a monthly socially-distanced community event series at 4400 Telegraph Ave (in the back lot on 44th) where we put prison industrial complex (PIC) abolition into practice through…

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…

No New SF Jail Coalition: Close 850 Bryant!

After stopping construction of a replacement jail in 2015 and ensuring that the City and County of San Francisco prioritized reducing the jail population, the No New SF Jail coalition…