My View on Prison Life and New Possibilitiez

  Reflecting on my 43 plus years of incarceration, I can state with absolute conviction that one of the worst aspects of prison life for the imprisoned is the ongoing antagonism and violence—frequently created out of malice or out of sheer ignorance by prison guards—among the convicts. These are my thoughts on the cessation of […]

Calipatria riots need to cease and unity needz to spread

  by Kendra Castaneda Over the last few months, there has been an excessive amount of fighting between different races at Calipatria State Prison within the general population Level IV yards A, B and C. On Tuesday, March 11, a riot at Calipatria’s B yard kicked off between Mexicans from Southern California, labeled Southerners by […]

Attorney Anne Butterfield Weillz: ‘Obscenity’ regs show ‘CDCR viewz many of itz prisonerz … az politikal prisonerz’

  by Anne Butterfield Weills To: Timothy M. Lockwood, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Regulation and Policy Management Branch, on June 17, 2014 Re: CDCR Notice of Change to Regulations 14-05, “Obscene Materials” Dear Mr. Lockwood: I think one must first ask why is the CDCR pursuing these proposed regulations regarding “Obscene Materials” at […]

Folsom inmatez wired for success (video)

  “I know it’s going to work for me when I get out,” one inmate said confidently, standing in the middle of a busy Vocational Electrician classroom inside the walls of Folsom State Prison (FSP). He is one of 27 prisoners in the class learning valuable skills and earning certifications, putting each one of them […]

The California Prison System Iz Cracking Down on “Obscene” Politikal Publicationz

  By Charlotte Silver San Quentin prison in Marin County, California. Photo via Flickr user Andrew Reid Wildman, Artist, Writer, Photographer In February 2013 a group of inmates in California’s Pelican Bay State Prison called for a statewide hunger strike to protest the widespread and sometimes capricious use of special housing units (SHUs, a burreaucratic […]

State Prisonz Institute New Censorship Rulez

  Prisoners and prisoners’ rights advocates say the new regulations could result in bans on newspapers, magazines, letters, and inmate writings. By Toshio Meronek Last year, about 30,000 inmates staged a hunger strike in California prisons to protest subpar living conditions and the use of long-term solitary confinement. In response, the California Department of Corrections […]

Opposition to new prison censorship rulez comes from The Netherlandz

  This letter was submitted to CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) by emailing it to RPMB@cdcr.ca.gov. Readers are urged to submit  your comments by the deadline, Tuesday, June 17, at 5 p.m., by using that email address or going to Tell CDCR What You Think About the Proposed Censorship Regulations. Amsterdam, June 14, 2014 […]

Fight new prison censorship rulez proposed by CDCr

  by Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition   We need your help. Under the guise of “obscenity” regulations, CDCr has proposed sweeping new political censorship rules for mail going both into and out of the prisons. If these changes are approved, CDCr will permanently ban any documents it defines as “contraband,” including political publications and […]

Important Alert: Fight new prison censorship rulez

    “They want to be free to pursue the maintenance of the SHU torture units and the expansion of the prison industrial complex (and the ever-growing portion of the public’s tax dollars) without the prospect of legitimate criticism and the voice of opposition.” -Prisoner in Corcoran State Prison SHU     We need your […]

We interrupt thiz program: Prison censorship of TV newz

  by Robert Frazier In today’s world we’re seeing the courts and media minimize the fact that U.S. prisons are run by criminals worse than some of the so-called worst confined within them. They have attempted and have succeeded to a degree in demonizing the prisoners being tortured and thereby desensitize the general public on […]