The Death Penalty: Killing in the name of God iz the ultimate act of blasphemy

  by Abdul Olugbala Shakur The Death Penalty is one of many signs of a society that is morally deter­iorating, especially a society that proclaims an affinity with God and the Holy Scriptures. First of all, there’s nothing in the Holy Scriptures which gives moral support and/or credence to the implementation of the Death Penalty. […]

We are allowing our money to be used az a weapon of war against uz

  by Timothy Brown In solidarity I offer this suggestion: Reduce your contribution to your imprisonment. Instead, contribute to your child’s development. Advantages: The prison system has less funding, the companies that lobby for prisons lose money and you remain healthy to fight! J. Paul Getty said, “If you owe the bank $100, that’s your […]

Never Forget May 13, 1985!

  Never Forget May 13, 1985!   Never forget that the Philadelphia police and US government dropped a bomb in West Philadelphia to deliberately murder MOVE members, killing 11 people and burning down an entire neighborhood.   The police bombing of MOVE was a direct result of MOVE’s uncompromising fight for the release of the […]

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson on Razor-Wire Plantationz in Texas

Razor Wire Plantations: Amerika’s Ongoing Addiction to Slavery, Cruelty and Genocide by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson Brutality by Design As was the focus of a recent article (1), the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has been recognized by the federal courts to be among Amerika’s most abusive prison systems, where a “culture of sadistic and […]

LOUISIANA INCARCERATED: How we built the world’z prison capital

Sheriffs and politicians have financial incentives to keep people locked up THE 8-PART SERIES PART 1 BEHIND BARS: After two decades of policy shifts, Louisiana locks up unprecedented numbers. A TRADE IN PRISONERS: Some rural parishes’ economies hinge on keeping their prisons full. VIDEO Richland Detention Center’s Dee Hutson: ‘It’s a career.’ GRAPHICS How Louisiana […]

Recent Indictment of Rashid, Co-Founder of FedUp! (2006)

Since last year, the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC), and especially its highest security level prisons located in rural southwestern Virginia, have been waging a battle to whitewash abuses occurring, and to demonize prisoners housed at these remote prisons. Routine torture and abuses occur at these prisons – Red Onion and Wallens Ridge State Prisons […]

You got to surrenda?

by Antoine Gentle Assembly Bill 109 Was for prison re-alignment But it should have been To end solitary confinement State paying on consignment To house us in the SHU Where the conditions are sick So we expose the truth We’re despised for advocating To publications like the Bay View Now my 602s Are trashed and […]

A circus of injustice: Wrongful convictionz are not equal

by Roderick O. Williams Too often people wrongly convicted are thought to simply be suffering from the prison sentence itself. Well, I am a father; my son Marqesye had straight A pluses in 2005, when I was free. I was arrested on Dec. 15, 2005, by a corrupt DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agent who had […]