Critical Resistance

Critical Resistance is a national prison abolition organization. They seek "to end Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe." Critical Resistance publishes a quarterly bilingual journal, The Abolitionist, "which is written mostly by prisoners, former prisoners, and community advocates." The Abolitionist can be found at https://abolitionistpaper.wordpress.com/

Due to the abolitionist nature of the organization, they do not support reform work, or that which "that extends [the Prison Industrial Complex's] life or scope."

Critical Resistance currently has regional chapters in Los Angeles (Inglewood), CA; Oakland, CA; New York, NY; and Portland, OR.

Contact for Los Angeles Chapter:

http://criticalresistance.org/chapters/cr-los-angeles/

Critical Resistance Los Angeles
Chuco’s Justice Center
1137 E. Redondo Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90302

Phone: 510.444.0484 
Email: crla@criticalresistance.org

Volunteer orientation is held most first Sundays from 12-2 PM. Email for confirmation.

Contact for Oakland chapter:

Critical Resistance Oakland
1904 Franklin St., Ste. 504
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 444-0484
Email: croakland@criticalresistance.org

Volunteer nights occur on Tuesday, email if you're interested.

Contact for New York chapter:

http://criticalresistance.org/chapters/cr-new-york-city/

Critical Resistance New York City
PO Box 2282
New York NY 10163

Phone: 212.203.0512
Email: crnyc@criticalresistance.org

Volunteer nights occur on the third Tuesday of every month. Email for time and location.

Contact for Portland chapter:

http://criticalresistance.org/chapters/cr-portland/

Critical Resistance Portland
PO Box 11055
Portland, OR 97211

Email: crpdx@criticalresistance.org

Volunteer sessions are held monthly, email for more information.

Location

Inglewood, Oakland, New York, Portland
US