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What is the ABCF?

The Anarchist Black Cross Federation is an activist group whose primary focus is the support of Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War. The Milwaukee chapter of the ABCF focuses on education and organizing against the prison industrial complex and towards prison abolition.

Slavery is alive and well throughout the world. Its most common face is the modern prison. We seek to end the systemic and structural violence of prisons and provide aid and care to those currently incarcerated.
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Programs and Partners

  • Running Down the Walls | An annual event held in cities and prisons across the U.S. to raise awareness as well as funds for prisoners. We look forward to hosting our first local event in 2019. More information will be available soon.
  • Letters of Solidarity and Support | Our campaign of letter writing to political prisoners and prisoners of war. If you would like to get involved and support a prisoner directly, contact us here. The ABC-NYC has great Guidelines for your letter.
  • Books for Prisoners | Due to policy changes by the Milwaukee County House of Corrections, our Books for Prisoners campaign has been suspended until further notice.
  • Restore Our Communities | ROC is an urgent call to Wisconsin to restore communities harmed by mass incarceration and reform the prison system. More information is available here.
  • Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee | Milwaukee IWOC supports prisoner resistance in Wisconsin, the state with the greatest racial disparity for Black men in America, and truly atrocious conditions of confinement. More information is available here.

Get Involved


We are always seeking enthusiastic, reliable allies to spread the word in support of prisoners. Here are a few ways you can help.

  • Send a Donation to the ABC-MKE | Every little bit helps. These moneys go directly towards supporting prisoners in our community. Donate here.
  • Distribute ABC-MKE Pamphlets in your Community | Download printables (zip format.)
  • Organize an Event | This can be a house-party, concert, video screening or any other method of gathering your community to raise awareness.
  • Invite a Speaker to your Community | If you’re in college, many schools have student program boards that will cover costs to bring speakers to your school.
  • Air Radio PSAs | If you have a local radio station that accepts MP3s for airplay you can air public service announcements. Downloads here.