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People gather for a rally to protest the 17th death on Rikers Island at City Hall on October 25, 2022, in New York City.

Solitary [confinement] is such a violation of your mind. You’re fighting the light, the noise, the complete attempts at dehumanization. You’re never right again.

Prisoner advocate Evie Litwok, a formerly incarcerated person who experienced solitary confinement firsthand, from Solitary Confinement Survivors Rally Support for Proposed Federal Ban


Abolition in Action

To make revolutionary change, we must start somewhere. Truthout and Inquest share local examples of abolition in action.

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An illustration of three prison abolitionists - one with partially shaved hair, one a black woman, and one a Muslim woman in a hijab, stand beside oneanother holding bold cutters. Their faces are turned away from the viewer, gazing instead at a tangle of red chains that are keeping them - and us- from the sun beyond.


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