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The Anarchist Black Cross was originated in Tsarist Russia to organise aid for political prisoners. In the late 1960s the organisation resurfaced in Britain, where it first worked to aid prisoners of the Spanish resistance fighting the dictator Franco's police. Now it has expanded and groups are found in many countries around the world. We support anarchist and other class struggle prisoners, fund-raise on behalf of prisoners in need of funds for legal cases or otherwise, and organise demonstrations of solidarity with imprisoned anarchists and other prisoners.

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Prisoner support groups in the UK

ABC Brighton, PO Box 74, Brighton, BN1 4ZQ, UK.
email: brightonabc[at]riseup[dot]net

ABC Bristol, c/o Kebele, 14 Robertson Rd, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JY, UK.
website: http://bristolabc.wordpress.com/
email: bristol_abc[at]riseup[dot]net

ABC London
website: http://network23.org/londonabc/
email: london_abc[at]riseup[dot]net

325 Magazine online Anti-capitalist, anti-repression magazine '325', with articles, interviews, wrtings by political prisoners, and a distro. For a world without borders or prisons!
website: http://325.nostate.net/

Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group (ALF SG), PO Box 1107, Northampton' NN7 9BT, UK.
website: www.alfsg.org.uk/contact.html
email: info[at]alfsg[dot]org[dot]uk

Bent Bars Project
A letter-writing project for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, gender-variant, intersex, and queer prisoners in Britain.
P.O. Box 66754, London, WC1A 9BF.
website: www.bentbarsproject.org/
email: bent.bars.project[at]gmail[dot]com

Black Diamond – International Political Prisoner Support: Prisoners' communications and info resource.
website: https://blackdiamondprisonersupport.wordpress.com/

Empty Cages Collective: Organising actions against the Prison Industrial Complex in Britain
website: www.prisonabolition.org/
email: info[at]prisonabolition[dot]org

Green and Black Cross: Provide legal support for demonstrations, so far based in London
website: www.greenandblackcross.org

Haven Free Books to Prisoners scheme: BM Haven, London WC1N 3XX. UK.
website: www.havendistribution.org.uk

London Prisoner Solidarity Coalition
website: www.facebook.com/LondonPrisonerSolidarityCoalition?_fb_noscript=1

Miscarriages of Justice UK (MOJUK)
website: www.mojuk.org.uk
email: mojuk[at]mojuk[dot]org[dot]uk

Prisoners Advice Service
website: www.prisonersadvice.org.uk
tel: 020 7253 3323 or 0845 430 8923

Send Books to Prisoners
Useful new site with all the information you will need to be able to send books into a prisoner anywhere in the UK.
website : http://sendbookstoprisoners.co.uk/

Unoffensive Animal
An anarchist, anti-speciesist vegan and animal liberationist collective, with a strong prisoner support ethos.
website : www.unoffensiveanimal.is/category/prisoner-support/
email: unoffensiveanimal[at]riseup[dot]net

Vegan Prisoners Support Group, PO Box 194, Enfield, Middx EN1 3HD, UK.
website: www.vpsg.org/

Prisoner support groups in other countries


ABC Oceania
website: www.facebook.com/abcoceania/


ABC Vienna
website: www.abc-wien.net/
email: abcwien[at]riseup[dot]net


ABC Belarus
website: http://abc-belarus.org/
email: belarus_abc[at]riseup[dot]net


Bulgarian Prisoners' Association
PO Box 485, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria.
website: www.bpra.info/
email: bpa[at]riseup[dot]net


ABC Czech
website: https://antifenix.noblogs.org/
email: abc-cz[at]riseup[dot]net

Antifenix Solidarity Campaign
website: www.anarchistblackcross.cz/
email: antifenix[at]riseup[dot]net


ABC Copenhagen, Griffenfeldsgade 41, 2200 København N, Denmark.
website: www.abc-kbh.dk/
email: kontakt[at]abc-kbh[dot]dk


ABC/AMR Helsinki c/o PL 60, 00531 Helsinki, Finland.
website: www.facebook.com/Amrhelsinki
email: amr_hki[at]anarkismi[dot]net


ABC Marseille
website: www.facebook.com/AnarchistBlackCross.marseille/


ABC Dresden
website: http://abcdd.org/en/
email: abcdd[at]riseup[dot]net

ABC Jena
website: https://abcj.blackblogs.org/
email: abcj[at]riseup[dot]net

ABC Rhineland
website: https://abcrhineland.blackblogs.org
email: abc-rhineland[at]riseup[dot]net

Prisoner Solidarity Jena
website: https://gefangenensolijena.noblogs.org
email: ggbo-soli-jena[at]riseup[dot]net

Rote Hilfe, Rote Hilfe e.V., Postfach 3255, 37022 Göttingen, Germany.
Tel: (0551) 7708008
Fax: (0551) 7708009
website: www.rote-hilfe.de/
email: bundesvorstand[at]rote-hilfe[dot]de


ABC Anarchist Solidarity Cell
website: http://abcsolidaritycell.espivblogs.net/
email: abcsolidaritycell[at]riseup[dot]net


ABC Indonesien/Palang Hitam
website: https://palanghitam.noblogs.org/
email: palanghitam[at]riseup[dot]net


ABC Derry
website: https://abcireland.wordpress.com
email: derryanarchists[at]gmail[dot]com


ABC/CNA Napoli
website: www.autistici.org/cna/
email: croceneranarchica[at]autistici[dot]org


ABC/CNA Mexico / Cruz Negra Anarquista D.F.
website: www.abajolosmuros.org/ [Dead link]
email: cna.mex[at]gmail[dot]com


ABC Ghent
website: https://abcgent.noblogs.org/
email: abcghent[at]riseupnet

ABC Nijmegen
website: http://abcnijmegen.wordpress.com/
email: abcnijmegen[at]riseup[dot]net


ABC/ACK Poznan
website: www.ack.most.org.pl/
email: ack[at]rozbrat[dot]org

ABC/ACK Warsaw
website: www.facebook.com/anarchistyczny.czarny.krzyz?fref=ts
email: ack.waw[at]autistici[dot]org


ABC Russia
website: https://avtonom.org/en/anarchist-black-cross

ABC Irkutsk
website: https://abc38.noblogs.org/
email: abcirk[at]riseup[dot]net

ABC Moscow
website: www.facebook.com/abcmoscow
prisoners listings: https://wiki.avtonom.org/en/index.php/Prisoner_list
email: abc-moscow[at]avtonom[dot]org

ABC St. Petersburg
website: www.facebook.com/abc.russia.spb/


CNA/ABC Ibérica
website: https://cruznegraanarquista.noblogs.org/
email: coordinadora_cna[at]riseup[dot]net


ABC Göteborg
website: https://anarchistblackcrossgbg.blackblogs.org/
email: abcgbg[at]riseup[dot]net

ABC Raven (Stockholm)
website: https://abcravenblog.wordpress.com/
email: abc-stockholm[at]anarkisterna[dot]com

ABC Stockholm
ABC, Box 4081, 102 62 Stockholm
website: www.facebook.com/abcsthlm/
email: abc-stockholm[at]anarkisterna[dot]com

ABC Umeå
website: www.facebook.com/ABC-Umeå-323278874700921/


Black Pigeons Collective
website: http://blackpigeons.noblogs.org/
email: blackpigeon[at]riseup[dot]net

Rote Hilfe Schweiz
website: http://rotehilfech.noblogs.org/
email: rotehilfe[at]]aufbau[dot]org


ABC Istanbul
website: https://abcistanbul.org/
email: rotehilfe[at]]aufbau[dot]org


ABC-Federation USA:
website: www.abcf.net/

website: http://nycabc.wordpress.com/
email: nycabc[at]riseup[dot]net
NYC ABC have a particualry comprehensive and up to date blog which we recommend, together with their fortnightly news collating and update download page.

Other US ABC Groups:
Bloomington ABC
website: https://bloomingtonabc.noblogs.org/
email: bloomingtonanarchistblackcross[at]riseup[dot]net

Boston ABC
website: https://bostonanarchistblackcross.wordpress.com/
email: bostonabc[at]protonmail[dot]com

Denver ABC
website: http://denverabc.wordpress.com/
email: denverabc[at]rocketmail[dot]com

Philadelphia ABC
website: https://phillyabc.org/
email: phillyabc[at]riseup[dot]net

Portland ABC
website: www.facebook.com/pdxabc/
email: portlandabc[at]riseup[dot]net

Tucson ABC
website: https://tucsonabc.wordpress.com/
email: tucsonabc[at]riseup[dot]net

Other North American Prisoner Support Groups:

Books Beyond Bars (Canada) is a local initiative that goes into the women’s section of the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside.

Book Through Bars (USA) is an all-volunteer non-profit organisation located Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that distributes free books and educational materials to prisoners in seven states.

Jericho Movement:
US based prisoner support and struggle coalition. Holds links to info on many black liberation prisoners.
email: jihadabdulmumit[at]gmail[dot]com

North American ELP:
North American Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network, NA-ELPSN, POB 50082 Eugene, OR 97405,USA.
email: naelpsn[at]tao[dot]ca

NYC Antifa
Has a comprehensive list of global anti-fascist prisoners.
email: nycantifa[at]riseup[dot]net

Open Door Books (Canada):
Books to prisoners organisation based in Montreal.

Political-Prisoners.net (Germany):
Network for the freedom of all political prisoners.

Prison Books Collective is a Chapel Hill/Durham, NC-based anti-prison group that sends hundreds of books to prisoners in North Carolina and Alabama each month.

Prison Justice:
In support of prisoners and prison justice activism in Canada.
email: info[at]prisonjustice[dot]ca

Prisoner Correspondence Project:
North American support project for gay, queer, and trans prisoners.

Prison Abolition, etc.:

Critical Resistance:
Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe.

Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement:
US-based Anti-Prison Group.

Prison Labour:

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee:
An Industrial Workers of the World project to unionise all incarcerated individuals.

Missouri Prison Labor Union:
Uniting prisoners and their supporters to fight against prison slavery & the prison industry.

Other Useful Resources.:

The International Anarchist Defence Fund is a collective solidarity structure that provides support to anarchists around the world who are persecuted or find themselves in a difficult life situation because of their political ideas or activities.
Website: https://afund.antirep.net/
Email: [email protected]

Contra Info:
Very useful multilingual web resource.

Journal of Prisoners on Prison (USA):
Prisoner written, academically oriented and peer reviewed, non-profit journal.

Prison Activist Resource Center (USA):
A prison abolitionist group committed to exposing and challenging all forms of institutionalised racism, sexism, able-ism, heterosexism, and classism, specifically within the Prison Industrial Complex. Lots of resources and good links page.

US on-line communication resource for prisoners and ‘outside’ activists.

Philly ABC-run anarchist and class struggle prisoners listing wiki resource.

Prison Watch Network:
Dedicated to gathering documentation directly from prisoners, from media and other sources about prisons and prisoners' human rights abuses.

Publicacion Refractario:
Good web resource about anti-prison struggle (in Spanish).

Solitary Watch (USA):
A web-based resource documenting the widespread use of solitary confinement.