Practical Abolition

Amistad Law Project is a legal and organizing project based in Philadelphia. Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of PA continues to spend billions of dollars on police and prisons but we know that resources for our communities make us all safer. We provide direct legal representation, advocate for just criminal legal policies, and organize to move us closer to a more just world. We have made a series of media interventions through our podcast Move It Forward, our Everyday Philadelphians Want to Defund the Police videos, and Practice Abolition animated short videos. We believe that prison industrial complex abolition is necessary and inevitable but when we explain abolition to people, there is often confusion, fear, and doubt. Through our Practical Abolition video series, we present small but concrete policies that could move us closer to abolition now.