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 […]

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 […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

  “They can take my body but not my spirit, because I have given my spirit to God…the struggle for justice doesn’t end with me.” – Troy Davis (October 9, 1968 – September 21, 2011) Related articles “When will our consciences grow so tender. . .” Mr Fuller on Handling Frustration About Black People Dying […]

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 […]