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 […]

Rep. John Lewis on the time he was sent to prison for using a ‘white’ restroom

by Dara Lin On July 7th, 1961, John Lewis was released from Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi after 37 days in prison on a charge of “disorderly conduct” — that is, refusing to follow segregation law. Lewis was a civil-rights leader with the Southern Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and he and other activists (black and white) spent […]

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 […]

Itemizing Atrocity

by Tamara K. Nopper & Mariame Kaba For blacks, the “war on terror” hasn’t come home. It’s always been here. According to the Economist, “America’s police have become too militarized.” Not to be outdone, Business Insider published an article by Paul Szoldra, a former US marine who professed to be aghast at the scenes of […]

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 […]

If North Korean Prisonz Konstitute Crimez Against Humanity, so too do Amerika’z

  Based on its 400 page report on prison conditions in North Korea (NK), a special United Nations (UN) commission created under the auspices of the United States, has condemned (NK) as an evil human rights violator.1) The report claims to draw on the testimonies of victims and witnesses to decades (NK) prison practices. Because […]

Bobby Seale connectz Ferguson ’14 to Oakland ’68 and the BPP’z struggle 4 community control of police

It was mind blowing for me, Bobby Seale, to see the images of a tear-gassed, smoky night in Ferguson, Missouri where the people were protesting the murder of an 18-year-old African American male, Michael Brown, murdered by the Ferguson police with his hands up in surrender. I’m taken back to another tear-gassed, smoky night in […]

Last 2 dayz to see musical with Mumia performing

The last two performances of this New York City International Fringe Festival production are Monday, 8/18, at 3 pm and Friday, 8/22, at 9:15. Mumia is a “guest” performer via phone recording.  Related articles Mumia Abu Jamal: When Children Are the Enemy Things to Know About the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Prison Radio Kommentariez 44 Dayz […]

Ferguson’s politikal prisonerz and police killingz

Download Podcast Tonight we will address the situation on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the murder of Black teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson over a week ago. The murder and the inappropriate response by the police has sparked mass protests which was equally inappropriately responded to by the police. […]

Mon., Aug. 18 NYC protest & petition to Demand Justice 4 Michael Brown!

We are ALL Michael Brown! The Police are the Criminals –        NOT OUR YOUTH!       STAND with the FERGUSON COMMUNITY! MON►AUG 18 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Speakout at 1 Police Plaza 6:30 PM – 7 PM March to City Hall  facebook.com/events   Initiated by the People’s Power Assembly peoplespowerassembly.org     […]