New York City implemented a police surveillance transparency law, but activists are divided on if it helps or hurts their cause.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, jailhouse lawyers have struggled for safety measures, and against restrictions on privileges and mobility.
Abolitionist organizers are building global solidarity, navigating a wide range of challenges from language to selective anti-imperialism.
Shadowproof launches the Marvel Cooke Fellowship to fund reporting from writers of color on the prison abolition movement.
After months of organizing that included the establishment of two protest encampments, Philadelphia’s unhoused people successfully pushed the city to agree to provide housing on a community land trust on October 14.
Over 2,000 mathematicians have signed a letter agreeing to boycott all collaboration with police, and insisting their colleagues do the same.
Students see police as a source of violence and their only protection against it—a contradiction underscoring the need for new school safety models.
Shadowproof seeks reporting that examines issues involving abolition or reflects the work of abolitionist organizing.
For Black & Pink Organizers, Decarceration Must Grapple With Constant Violence Against LGBTQ+ People
Adam Mahoney profiles leadership of Black & Pink, a national abolitionist organization dismantling the carceral system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people.
Abolitionists have confronted violence through Transformative Justice, which models different skills and principles for approaching harm and violence.