We hope the resources provided for you below will inform and inspire more awareness, action, urgency, and solidarity in the global fight to free prisoners from behind bars. The following list of resources should not be seen as exhaustive, comprehensive or finalized. Instead, they can provide useful background context for navigating the art on this website and serve as entry points to start making connections between the two systems of incarceration and those held captive within them. Ultimately, we hope that through art and education, we take another step towards freeing them all.

  • Summary of the History of Injustice Against Palestine and Incarceration in Palestine – Art Against Imprisonment
    • Document prepared by the Art Against Imprisonment coalition to summarize the history of Israeli colonization in Palestine and incarceration of Palestinians.
  • Primer on Palestine – Lisa Hajjar and Joel Beinin (document)
    • A thorough primer that gives both a historic and current overview of Israeli colonization of Palestine.
  • Prison Abolition Syllabus 2.0
    • Comprehensive syllabus on the prison system in the United States – containing books, primary sources and multimedia resources – seeking to contextualize and highlight prison organizing and prison abolitionist efforts from the 13th Amendment’s rearticulation of slavery to current resistance to mass incarceration, solitary confinement, and prison labor exploitation.
  • For the Love of Palestine – 2016
    • Booklet featuring stories of Palestinian women prisoners and building U.S. solidarity with their struggle growing out of the Prison, Labor and Academic Delegation to Palestine in 2016.
  • ADDAMEER Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
    A Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution that works to support Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons.
  • All of Us or None
    All of Us or None is a grassroots civil and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly-and currently-incarcerated people and our families.
  • Alliance for Global Justice Political Prisoner List
    Comprehensive list of current political prisoners in the U.S.
  • Anarchist Black Cross Federation 
    Prisoner Information since 1995.
  • California Coalition for Women Prisoners
    An abolitionist organization that works with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and transgender prisoners building advocacy, information sharing and community.

  • Critical Resistance
    U.S. organization that seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe.
  • DCI (Defense of Children) – Palestine
    Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) is an independent, local Palestinian child rights organization dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.
  • Freedom Archives
    Get email updates about prisons in the US and political prisoners and international prison coverage. Searchable resources as early as 2005.
  • Jericho Movement
    National movement working for the freedom of political prisoners in the U.S.
  • National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
    A national organization dedicated to ending the incarceration of women and girls in the U.S.
  • National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms
    A coalition of national and local organizations working to educate the public about the erosion of civil and political freedoms in the society, and the abuses of prisoners within the U.S. criminal justice system especially after 9/11.
  • Samidoun
    International network of organizers and activists working to build solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for freedom with online journal covering news on these subjects.
  • The Fire Inside Newsletter – 1996-2020
    Newsletter of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners with articles, art and poetry by people in women’s prisoners, loved ones and supporters.