Our historical obligation: to pursue the total liberation of all oppressed people

  by Kijana Tashiri Askari “Whereas slavery, throughout its entire existence in the United States, is none other than a most barbarous, unprovoked and unjustifiable war of one portion of its citizens upon another portion – the only conditions of which are perpetual imprisonment and hopeless servitude or absolute extermination …” – Preamble to John […]

California moves to curb solitary confinement

by George Lavender In a forest clearing on the storm-swept Pacific coast near the California-Oregon border in the town of Crescent City, whose 7,394 inhabitants used to be lumberjacks and fishermen and now are prison guards, lies the infamous Pelican Bay State Prison, housing 2,753 amazing men the state calls the “worst of the worst” […]

Petition for Black Victimz’ Restitution

by Dr. Donald R. Evans and Abdul Olugbala Shakur The New Afrikan Prison Rights Movement is presently promoting the concept of a Black Community Victims Foundation. The BCVF will be responsible: To provide restitution and compensation to those Black families and/or individuals who have been victimized by gang violence and/or other criminal acts perpetrated by […]

Demand a special review into the death of Shadae ‘Dae Dae’ Schmidt

by the California Coalition for Women Prisoners Shadae (Dae Dae) Schmidt Shadae Schmidt, aka Dae Dae, was a 32-year-old African-American woman who died of a heart attack on March 13, 2014, at CIW (California Institution for Women) prison in Chino, east of LA. We suspect her death is due to medical negligence because she had […]

Power Concedez Nothing: A Discussion on CDCr’z Insidiouz Regulatory Semanticz and Judicial Collusion in Maintenance of SHU Torture Unitz

     From the N.C.T.T.-COR-SHU “Revolutionary activity in every area of human existence will come about by itself when the contradictions in every new process are comprehended; it will consist of an identification with those forces that are moving in the direction of genuine progress. To be radical.. .means “getting to the root of things.” If […]

Women Decry Deplorable Conditions in State Prison

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/women-decry-deplorable-conditions-in-state-prison/Content?oid=3868191 Former inmatez at the Central California Women’z Facility say they were denied health care and diagnosed with diseasez they don’t have. A recent report backz up their claimz. By Andrea Abi-Karam When Theresa Martinez was an inmate at the Central California Women’s Facility, prison health officials diagnosed her as having HIV. Martinez said her […]

Major reform of solitary confinement introduced in California Senate

Sacramento, March 17, 2014 – Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, today introduced new legislation to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions and procedures in California’s prisons. “Isolating large numbers of inmates for long periods of time, as we are currently doing, is an expensive and deeply troubling practice that undermines effective rehabilitation and long-term public safety,” […]

Prisoner Political Action Committee update: In solidarity, we can win

by Jesse Perez   As announced shortly after the suspension of the 2013 California prisoners’ hunger strike, the idea of developing a mechanism that would allow us to participate in the public political discourse on a more direct and competitive basis was proposed. At the time, this approach was presented for consideration to our reps […]

Retaliation against hunger strikerz with inadequate food

Dear Pledge Signers,    Thank you for your ongoing support of the hunger strikers who participated in their non-violent strike in 2013, in an inspiring show of unity across prison-manufactured racial and geographical lines.   Hunger strikers at Pelican Bay are being retaliated against through food service that is insufficient, inedible, and lacking nutritional value. […]

Gov. Brown’z planz to reduce prison overcrowding ignore early release

by Mutawally Joka Kambon/Cooperwood The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Gov. Jerry Brown and CDCR Secretary Jeffrey Beard have once again failed in their attempt to make California state prisons the main housing program as its solution to the prison overcrowding situation. The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the governor’s appeal and left […]