SB 260: Don’t deny yourself a chance at life

by Kevin Curley There may be hope after all. Back in 1995, I was a juvenile, tried as an adult, tried and convicted of first degree murder. Everything in my case attracted corruption from the LAPD – not allowing my mother to be present in the interrogating room to me being railroaded and unjustly convicted […]

Profiting Off Misery

by Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones Private prisons today are nothing more than a return to the monstrous rackets of the past. In an era of budget shortfalls and market-based solutions, the American penal system is quickly becoming a for-profit enterprise. Private prisons, once an isolated and temporary solution meant to house low-level inmates, incarcerate eighteen times more people than they […]

Join Ramona Africa in Philadelphia 4 The MOVE family 30 year commemoration

ONA MOVE, my friends.  As you no doubt know, May 13, 2015 marks 30 years since the unconscionable bombing and murder of my MOVE family by the US government.  We don’t intend to allow officials or anybody else to forget what happened that day or what is really behind it- our unrelenting fight for the […]

Texas Prisonz Kill People with Heat

by USW88 of United Struggle from Within     permalink “The mission of the Institutional Division is to provide safe and appropriate confinement, supervision, rehabilitation, and reintegration of adult felons, and to effectively manage or administer correctional facilities based on constitutional and statutory standards” – Texas Government Code 494.001 For those of us housed within […]

TOMORROW: Keep the pressure on Phila. DA re: MOVE 9

Ona Move This week we are approaching The 36th anniversary of The arrest and unjust imprisonment of The Move 9. At this point we cannot allow our innocent brothers and sisters to sit in prison another year. The Fraternal Order Of Police , The Pennsylvania Parole Board , and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams are […]

Analytical Shortcomingz of the Left w Dhoruba bin-Wahad

Extending our earlier discussion of Herman Wallace and the Political Context of Black Self-Defense Dhoruba bin-Wahad continued with this frank – and highly explicit* – discussion of the shortcomings of many current strategies chosen by those looking to free political prisoners.  Our conversation picks up with bin-Wahad discussing Alice Walker and much of what he sees […]

Stop the McFarland GEO women’z prison!

Open letter by the undersigned prisoners We the undersigned, incarcerated at Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) and the California Institution for Women (CIW), are outraged that CDCR has signed a contract with the GEO Group, the second largest private, for-profit prison corporation in the U.S. According to the contract, GEO will open a new women’s […]

‘Mass Incarceration on Trial’

Review by Judith Tannenbaum “Mass Incarceration on Trial,” by Jonathan Simon, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, is a new book (from The New Press) that talks about mass incarceration nationally, but focuses on California. The book should be of value to all California citizens for, as Simon writes, the decisions in […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“That which you do not resist and mobilze to stop, you will learn – or be forced – to accept.”   -Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall Related articles Voices from the Inside: Co-Editor of The Movement on Holbrook v. Jellen (Audio)