This website was started as a project of the Los Angeles Anarchist Black Cross (a member of the Anarchist Black Cross Federation) in 2014 as a way of solving the problem of inaccurate prisoner lists, and it is now maintained by Philly ABC. Once you register an account, you can edit pages and contribute to the database. If you have a particular affinity for a political prisoner, you can "adopt" their page and become responsible for making sure it stays up to date. Adopting pages prevents them from being edited by anybody else, but people can still leave comments.
In addition to providing up-to-date information on political prisoners around the globe, we also want to foster solidarity with these prisoners, so we encourage contributors to post action alerts here or correct/update this information by emailing us at philly[at]riseup.net.
COVID-19 Action Alerts to Release Prisoners: Follow #FreeThemAll4PublicHealth
Florida: Miami-Dade petition
Minnesota: Petition to Gov. Walz
New York: Tweet @nycmayor and call (212) 788-2162 and tell Bill de Blasio to release people in NYC jails
Call Governor Cuomo at (518) 474-8390 and tell him to grant emergency clemencies to elders and other incarcerated people vulnerable to the Coronavirus.
North Carolina: Call the Durham DA at (919) 808-3010 and Sheriff at (919) 560-0897 and tell them to release people in Durham jail and to halt arrests and detention of more people during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Action Alerts to Release ICE Detainees:
Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina: Call (404) 893-1210 and email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to tell them to released detained immigrants at rish of Coronavirus in Stewart Detention Center.
Illinois: Petition to Gov. Pritzker
This site takes work and dedication to keep working. We need talented volunteers to maintain it with us, do outreach, and help us do all the tasks that come with a project of this scale. If you would like to get involved, please see our "Get Involved" page.