Political Rights

In addition to being places of punishment where prisoners are removed from their families and communities, prisons are also sites of ideological control. Prisoners live under 24-hour surveillance, and their conversation, communication, and reading materials are constantly scrutinized and frequently censored. As a counter to this totalitarian system that attempts to deny the rights of prisoners to intellectual freedom and political dissent, the Abolitionist Law Center works with prisoners and organizations that understand the importance of personal transformation, political knowledge, and social uplift in the struggle against the prison-industrial complex.

Cases:

Holbrook v. Jellen

Abu-Jamal v. Kane

Prisoner Justice & Whistleblower Support Campaign 

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