Our Mission

Building statewide inside-outside infrastructure

The Virginia Prison Abolition Collective is part and parcel of a unified front within the Prison Lives Matter National Coordinating Committee. We seek to use this network to build a statewide infrastructure and regional organizing committee aimed at establishing inside-out coordination between captives and outside abolitionists in order to galvanize the power and momentum of our movement. This collective is made up of existing prison abolition organizations who fight for a future rooted in shared humanity, and an end to the exploitation and unjustifiable incarceration of all poor, oppressed, and marginalized peoples, as well as a decisive end to the prison industrial complex and the private prison industry.