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Abolition: A World without Prisons & Police


Advocates for abolition lay out many reasons why reform is not the answer to reducing harm and increasing community safety. Below are a selection of resources to learn more.



#8toAbolition is a response to the #8CantWait campaign to reform police departments. #8toAbolition "presents realistic and effective reforms that move us toward a world without police, where no one is held in a cage, and all people thrive and be well." Learn more at

What is Reformist & What is Abolitionist?

These two graphic resources from Critical Resistance chart out questions to ask when evaluating whether an action is reformist or abolitionist:



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