About us

In 2018 campaign groups and grassroots networks came together to organise the Abolitionist Futures conference as part of the longstanding International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA).


The Abolitionist Futures conference in June 2018 was hosted by the Harm & Evidence Research Collaborative (The Open University), Department of Criminology, Birkbeck University of London, and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

The conference organising group included representatives from participating organisations (see below).

Participating organisations:

  • Action for Trans Health
  • Bent Bars Project
  • Black Lives Matter UK
  • Empty Cages Collective
  • IWW London
  • JENGbA
  • London Campaign Against Police & State Violence
  • Netpol
  • North London Sisters Uncut
  • Race & Class collective
  • Reclaim Holloway
  • Reclaim Justice Network
  • Smash IPP!
  • StopWatch
  • Women in Prison