Hunger Strike Iz It Still an Effective Mode of Resistance?

Prisoners are perhaps the most powerless individuals in the world. They are at the mercy of their captors — deprived of freedom of movement, stripped of virtually all personal resources, limited in communication with the outside to rationed, supervised moments.    But the human spirit is not easily extinguished, and particularly when people are imprisoned […]

California’z most dangerouz Security Threat Group

  by Robert Frazier On Feb. 4, 2014, a five-page Notice of Proposed Regulations was disseminated among prisoners warehoused in the death row Security Housing Unit known by its politically corrupt misnomer Adjustment Center (AC). The notice states in part that any person may submit public comments regarding proposed changes to “the California Code of […]

Jim Crow Livez: The Ugly Face of Racism Behind the Barz

  by Latif Lamonte Bayside State Prison is the worst-of-the-worst, administered by the most racist guards and staff the State of New Jersey can muster. The author is one of those forced to live under Bayside’s reign of terror. “These were not just any beatings, but beatings inflicting such brutal force, that one was broken […]

How torture iz inflicted on prisonerz in solitary confinement

by Mutope Duguma and Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa This is a glimpse into torture by prison staff, using any means available, of which solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison in California is only a reflection of the inhumane treatment and clear U.S. constitutional violations of our First, Fifth, Eighth and 14th Amendment rights that prisoners […]

Georgia Hunger Strike Once Again

  We received this letter today from brothers in GDCSP/SMU. The letter has been slightly edited for clarity. Georgia Hunger Strike Once Again On February 9, 2014, prisoners of the special management unit (SMU) of the Georgia Diagnostic Correctional Prison began another hunger strike to protest conditions. The hunger strike is in response to abusive […]

Mission Statement of the Pelican Bay Human Rightz Movement First Amendment Campaign

by Kijana Tashiri Askari, Baridi Yero, Abdul Olugbala Shakur, Kamau Askari, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, Sondai Kamdibe We, the captive class of New Afrikan Black Revolutionaries at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, Calif., are confronted with a dilemma by having our mail and our revolutionary reading materials stolen or confiscated by fascist vigilantes under […]

“If the Risk Iz Low, Let Them Go”: Effortz to Resolve the Growing Numbers of Aging Behind Barz   Imagine your grandparents and great-grandparents in  shackles  or dying behind bars. By 2030, the prison population age 55 and over is predicted to be 4,400 percent more than what it was in 1981. Some state and federal prison systems look at alternatives. The recent release of 74-year-old Lynne Stewart has made headlines. Stewart, […]

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 […]

Legislative alert: CDCR’z Step-Down Pilot Program iz in fact systematic, mandatory brainwashing

by Heshima Denham There is a matter of some urgency that should be passed along as broadly as possible, because it is just that serious. We issued a statement, “Creating broken men, Part 2,” where we voiced our outrage at the inclusion of the mandatory brainwashing components of Section 700.2 of the CDCR’s Step Down […]

Being normal iz not OK

by Mutope Duguma “Pelican Bay” – Drawing: Johnny Martinez We prisoners are being told that as long as we are mentally healthy or not succumbing to CDCr’s debriefing policy, we will not be eligible for release from solitary confinement. Despite all the hype promising change, CDCr is still claiming that our placement inside solitary confinement […]