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Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity MAPS

Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity MAPS
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Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity (MAPS) is a group organizing in solidarity with imprisoned people against the violence of incarceration.

Containing the Crisis: A History of Mass Incarceration and Rebellion in the Rustbelt

Written by the Rustbelt Abolition Research Collective (a project of MAPS: Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity). When you’ve finished reading this text, please consider printing more copies and hosting a reading group in your...

Michigan’s Prisoners Reflect on Prison Strike from the Inside

Michigan’s Kinross Prison Strike: Reflections from Inside is an exclusive archive of audio interviews with people currently incarcerated in Michigan who witnessed and lived through the historic September 2016 prison strike. It is a...

Lansing, MI: Abolitionists Demonstrate in Solidarity with #MillionsforPrisoners

Demonstrators in Lansing, MI blocked lunch hour traffic surrounding the main office of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) on Friday, August 18. Their action was in solidarity with the Millions for Prisoners March,...

Phone Zap: Stop the Harassment of Whistleblowers Following Murder of Black Gay Prisoner in...

On July 20, Rodriguez Montes Burks, a 23-year-old gay Black man, was murdered by his cellmate after both reportedly requested to be separated. Two people in neighboring cells bravely spoke out to Detroit Metro...

Support Kinross Rebel Cedricx Doss After Release from Solitary

Donate Here On September 9th, 2016, prisoners at Kinross Correctional Facility in Michigan participated in a nationwide strike against slave labor and horrific living conditions. At Kinross, the retaliation against participants was brutal. Nearly 150 inmates...

Kinross Prison Rebels Transferred Out of Isolation

On June 11th, a group of prison abolitionists, including the family members of some of those incarcerated, marched to the home of the director of the Michigan Department of Corrections, Heidi Washington. On the suburban...
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Abolitionists Rally Outside Home of Prison Director in East Lansing

A “solitary is torture” demonstration was held Sunday outside the East Lansing home of Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Director Heidi Washington amid police presence and curious neighbors. After tabling at the East Lansing...