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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.

Bend the Bars Conference August 23rd in Lansing!

You’re invited to Bend the Bars 2019, a day-and-a-half long conference about strategies and tactics for supporting the prisoner movement and the struggle for a world without prisons. Taking place in Lansing, Michigan starting...

Call-in to Support Prisoners Fight Against Toxic Living Conditions at Michigan Women’s Prison

Call for call-in campaign on Friday, January 25th to support prisoners' fight against toxic living conditions in Michigan. This week people at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV) will be put on lockdown...

Call Monday 1/7 to End Retaliation Against Michigan Prisoner Whistleblower

Call in to demand an end to the harassment and abuse of MDOC whistle-blower, Todd Wentworth. Todd is asking that folks call into Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility, as well as the office of Heidi Washington, Director...

Support MDOC Whistleblower Todd Wentworth

Call to support Michigan prisoner Todd Wentworth who is being targeted for being a whistle blower. Last summer at Alger County Correctional Facility a queer black prisoner named Rodriguez Montez Burks was being harassed...

Enough Already! Call In to End the Extreme Retaliation Against Kinross Prisoners

Calls to support Kinross prison rebels in Michigan. 250-plus people were transferred in retaliation for the strike and protest at Kinross Correctional Facility in northern Michigan in September 2016. A reported 20 to 30 remain...

East Lansing, MI: Demonstration on Mother’s Day at MDOC Director’s Home

The following report comes from Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity (MAPS). East Lansing, MI – A dozen supporters of prisoners visited a quiet, residential East Lansing neighborhood Sunday afternoon to deliver Mother’s Day greeting cards...

February 1st: Call-In To Fight Michigan Prisons’ Mail Policy

Since November 1st, 2017, the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) has been enforcing a draconian and restrictive mail policy. This policy makes it extremely difficult for prisoners to communicate with loved ones and supporters...

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,...