an illustration of a black woman holding a pamphlet that says 'abolish the police close the prisons'

Abolition for the People: The Movement for a Future without Policing & Prisons

by Colin Kaepernick Author

In this new treatise from activist and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Kaepernick has brought together thirty different essays from a diversity of activists and advocates, from political prisoners to grassroots organizers. Each essay in this book asks the reader whether they will continue to be complicit in the systems of injustice that have shaped this world for centuries, or if they will stand up and seek to create new systems that work for everyone. Kaepernick has assembled an accessible and thought-provoking introduction to abolitionist concepts, with a reader's guide appended after each essay that seeks to ask thought provoking questions. A book for the layman unfamiliar with the prison abolition movement, Abolition for the People is a vital intervention, a profound contribution, and a needed revitalization of our national discourse at a time when interest in even police reform is flagging.