"Today, over seven million people live under the control of US jail, prison, probation, or parole systems-the vast majority of them people of color and young people. Between 2000 and 2007, Congress added 454 new offenses to the Federal criminal code." "Critical Resistance has organized to abolish the reliance on imprisonment, policing, and surveillance, seeing the prison industrial complex (PIC) not as a broken system to be "fixed," but a well-oiled machine that must be eliminated entirely. Published in honor of Critical Resistance's tenth anniversary, Abolition Now! reflects the themes Dismantle, Change, and Build. It presents bold strategies to create a stronger movement of people committed to PIC abolition and to build healthy communities free from surveillance, policing, and imprisonment."--Jacket.