Revolutionary Daily Thought

  “My journey through this life has been and continues to be a mystery. I remain eager to understand it. As a human being, my fundamental goal is simply to be free to walk in the sunshine without man’s ugly bars of oppression hindering my movement. I’m talking about freedom in the purest sense: To […]

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 […]

Texas Prisonz Kill People with Heat

by USW88 of United Struggle from Within     permalink “The mission of the Institutional Division is to provide safe and appropriate confinement, supervision, rehabilitation, and reintegration of adult felons, and to effectively manage or administer correctional facilities based on constitutional and statutory standards” – Texas Government Code 494.001 For those of us housed within […]

For Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969)

by nancy a heitzeg “Nothing but a Northern Lynching”… Eyes on the Prize – 12 – A Nation of Law?, 1967-1968 “By the late 1960s, the anger in poorer urban areas over charges of police brutality was smoldering. In Chicago, Fred Hampton formed a Black Panther Party chapter. As the chapter grew, so did police […]

Untitled by Nate Butler

By Nate Butler Time in prison brings about honesty or insanity, and to repeat what the psychiatrist said to me, “If you been in jail for 24 years and you are not trying to take back your freedom, here go some medication because you must be crazy.” A conscious man, and if you’re not conscious […]

Yes, Arresting Subway Dancerz Is Still a Way of Criminalizing Black Youth

  Mychal Denzel Smith (CC 2.0/Dan Nguyen) Slavery by Another Name, Douglas Blackmon’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize–winning history about what amounted to re-enslavement of many black people from the end of the Civil War up until World War II, locates the roots of the modern prison-industrial complex in America’s post-Reconstruction era, the convict leasing program and […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

  Kevin Rashid Johnson artwork Prison Radio Essays “What to A Prisoner is the Fouth of July” written by Mumia (4:21) read by Bernadette Devlin McAliskey  Listen “Hobby Lobby: Son Citizen’s United” (2:02)  Listen Mumia Abu-Jamal “Lessons Unlearned: From History” (2:06)  Listen Mumia Abu-Jamal     “Alfred Dupont Award Submission” (22:20) Mumia Abu-Jamal’s reporting on Prisons  Listen […]

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 […]

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 […]