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) abolition, CRNYC connects with imprisoned people in jails, prisons, and detention centers about CR’s campaign work, shares political education materials like CR’s newspaper, The Abolitionist, as well as other resources from movement partners to support imprisoned people.


Through CR’s mail programs, volunteers and CR members both correspond with imprisoned comrades on behalf of Critical Resistance.

CRNYC’s Prisoner Mail Program is a great way for New Yorkers to connect with CR and the local chapter, learn about and spread PIC abolition, and move in solidarity with people locked up in jails, prisons and detention centers for a world without walls.



Virtual Volunteer Nights:

Second Tuesday of Every Month!


Every month, CR New York City (CRNYC) hosts a virtual mail night over Zoom to connect with volunteers and answer letters from incarcerated comrades together. We offer an online space to share conversation and resources about prison industrial complex (PIC) abolition and build community with folks inside and outside.

Since the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak, CR NYC has shifted to virtual mail nights where we offer a volunteer orientation to the mail program as well as an open online space to answer letters, ask questions, and build together.

Join us on Zoom on the second Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm!

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