“It’s One Struggle At Base”:

A History of Ideas in the Movement to Abolish the Prison Industrial Complex,

1990s – 2000s


1 | Schooling the Generations

Proto-Abolitionist Mediums of Pedagogy and Analytical Continuity in the Trajectory of American Prison Movements

2 | “To weave together the many and increasing strands of resistance…”

Critical Resistance to the Prison Industrial Complex and the Black Feminist Foundations of PIC Abolition

3 | A Politics of Intentional Convergence

Demystifying Contradictions and Structural Antagonism through a History of Conferences and Rallies as Vehicle for Mass Abolitionist Organizing

4 | “…the things we have left when the systems have collapsed”

Material Politics of PIC Abolitionist Consciousness Raising in the Archive of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

5 | At the Point of Production

Historical Responsibilities of the Abolitionist Noncaptive and the Self-Activity of the Prisoner Class