Robert C. Fuentes, ‘poet, jailhouse lawyer and humanitarian in the hunger strikez,’ diez of CDCr medical neglect

by Mary Ratcliff Robert Fuentes was an award-winning poet and essayist. PEN America awarded him the Dawson Prize in fiction in the 2010 Prison Writing Contest for a piece titled “Lessons,” which is published at http://www.pen.org/fiction-short-story/lessons, and begins: “Well, I originally contemplated about trying to sugarcoat what I had to say; but in the end, […]

Crime and Punishment

By Bomani Shakur “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” –Dostoyevsky If what Dostoyevsky says is true (and I believe it is), then America, which boast the largest prison population in the world, is perhaps the most uncivilized country there is. A bold statement, I know, especially coming […]

Primary responsibility of president Obama

Editorial, El Nuevo Día September 30, 2014 http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-responsabilidadprimariadelpresidenteobama-1863863.html   The resignation of the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, represents a new hurdle in the struggle for the release of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, but doesn’t diminish the primary responsibility of president Barack Obama to pay attention to the united demand of […]

U.S. Parole Commission Rejectz Examiner’z Recommendation

  To: My comrades, family and extended family- please distribute to all those who have given support and resources to this process may (Allah) God bless them.  In the spirit of our ancestors, I deeply thank you. Written: September 16, 2014   On September 15, 2014, I received a notice of action from the national […]

Politikal Prisoner Radio: Update on Imam Jamil Al-Amin w/ Nancy Lockhart

  Download Podcast Tonight we are welcome activist and legal analyst Nancy Lockhart to the program. Nancy has been involved in efforts on the behalf of political prisoner Jamil Al-Amin formerly known as H Rap Brown. We will give you the latest update with his status and Nancy will share with us how she came […]

Baba Sundiata Acoli, Man Who Murdered State Trooper, To Be Released On Parole

UNITED STATES – MAY 15: Murder suspect Clark Edward Squire of the Black Panthers is convicted. (Photo by Frank Hurley/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) | New York Daily News Archive via Getty Images     A man convicted in the shooting death of a New Jersey state trooper in a crime that still […]

Corcoran SHU prisonerz start hunger strike for decent healthcare; support needed now

by Annabelle Parker On Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, three men locked inside unit 4B-1L of the Secure Housing Unit (SHU) of California State Prison-Corcoran started a hunger strike: Heshima Denham (J-38283), followed on Sept. 27 by Michael Zaharibu Dorrough (D-83611), and Kambui Robinson (C-82830) will join them the following day for a few days or […]

The New Court-Approved Device of Torture in California SHUz: Guard One

by a comrade of United Struggle from Within September 2014 permalink Guard One was implemented in the middle of June per mandate of a court-appointed mental health expert in Sacramento. The device resembles a pipe about the size of a closet pole cut to an 8″ length. It either flashes or beeps to indicate a […]

Unresolved hunger strike issuez: Five Core Demandz, 40 Supplemental Demandz and CDCR’z STG-SDP

by Todd Ashker, one of four PBSP-SHU prisoner reps To CDCR administrators Secretary Beard, Undersecretary Hoshino, Director Stainer, Associate Director Diaz, Pelican Bay State Prison Warden Ducart This memorandum is directed to the above CDCR administrators for the express purpose of respectfully reminding you about unresolved and continuing problematic issues relevant to our 2011-2014 Five […]

Amy Buckley in Mississippi prison: I will not give up until I receive the medical care I deserve

by Amy Buckley On July 18, 2014, I was told to pack and was transferred to Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl, Miss. Since I was not informed as to why I was being transferred, I have surmised that it was for medical purposes because I had abnormal results on some recent lab work. I […]