Prison Radio Kommentariez

“I have not allowed my incarceration to define me or prevent me from struggling for human rights and social justice for all.  I have championed the cause of obtaining our inalienable human rights to be free from poverty, war, racism, sexism, and to have social justice for all oppressed people, despite my incarceration.” – Kerry […]

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 […]

It Takez More Than a Civil Trial to Stop Injustice

  by sparcva A pre-trial statement by Frank “Outlaw” Reid concerning the abuse of prisoners by corectional staff in Southwest Virginia Firstly, I do not feel moved to give a graphic and detailed account of the brutal beating I suffered at the hands of four sadistic correctional officers on July 10, 2009 at Wallens Ridge […]

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

http://truth-out.org/news/item/21120-if-the-risk-is-low-let-them-go-efforts-to-resolve-the-growing-numbers-of-aging-behind-bars   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, […]