Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity (MAPS) is a group of abolitionists organizing in solidarity with the imprisoned against the violence of incarceration. We’re joining a nationwide fight to end the prison and police systems that pose a constant threat to our communities.
We do this work in three key areas:
1. Organize and build power against the systems of incarceration. This means supporting organizing efforts among the imprisoned, family members, and communities most directly impacted by incarceration. It also means organizing networks of support and solidarity to let incarcerated people know that many people are paying attention to their struggle and have their back.
2. Build and spread the abolitionist narrative. We aim to confront the propaganda of the state that frames imprisoned people as disposable and prisons as inevitable.
3. Model an abolitionist culture. This means centering abolitionist and transformative justice values in our working process.