We define a prisoner as anyone who is imprisoned within the confines of an illegitimate, oppressive system or structure. These structures and systems include, but are not limited to: the prison industrial complex, the capitalist system and the inequality it breeds, institutionalized and socialized homophobia, sexism, racism, hierarchy, and classism, and the prison of coercion. As a prison abolition collective, the Austin Anarchist Black Cross wishes to among other things, abolish all prisons and institutions that wish to incarcerate free and autonomous individuals. The Austin Anarchist Black Cross collective believes in a consensus based community and life for all people.
There is a free world among us, and we cannot wait any longer.