“The PIC Is…” is a ‘zine created by the Chicago Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) Teaching Collective and illustrated by Billy Dee. This website, brought to you by Project NIA and the Chicago PIC Teaching Collective, makes “The PIC Is…” available and also provides a catalogue of the rest of our resources designed to help educate and mobilize the public about mass incarceration, policing, and alternative forms of justice.

We are committed to creatively teaching and learning about the history and present realities of incarceration and policing in order to strengthen the movement to uproot racism and end incarceration. All of our resources are free to download and free of copyright. Please use and distribute them freely!