Abolition Readings (all free to access)

  1. Beyond Bars: A Path Forward from 50 Years of Mass Incarceration in the United States (2023) Eds.: Kristen M. Budd, David C. Lane, Glenn W. Muschert, and Jason A. Smith

    "offers practical solutions for advocates, policy and lawmakers for addressing mass incarceration and its effects to create a more just, fair and safer society"

    Click to read the essays

  2. Race Traitor, a digitally archived magazine from the 90s. Essay topics include abolition, the political psychologies of racism, survivor stories, strategies for solidarity between groups, poetry, and praxis.

    Click to start with Race Traitor #1 (Winter 1993)

  3. Full course from Abolitionist Futures, including readings from Critical Resistance and the Prison Education Action Project

    Click to start with the Introduction

  4. Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire (1970). English translation by Myra Bergman Ramos.

    Click to read the full text from archive.org

  5. "If You're New to Abolition", a study guide by abolitionjournal. Guide includes readings, as well as podcasts, films, and video lectures with transcripts, and discussion guides for groups.

    Speakers and authors include Angela Y. Davis, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Joseph Orosco, Dylan Rodríguez, Mary Hooks, Eve Goldberg, Livia Luan, Mariame Kaba, Laura Whitehorn, June Jordan, Alex S. Vitale, Rachel Herzing, Kamau Walton, Max Rameau, Netfa Freeman, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

    Read and download the full course from abolitionjournal