Alcatraz: A Prison az Disneyland

  By Chris Hedges Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, USA. (image by Stock Photo, Shutterstock)   SAN FRANCISCO — I took the ferry from Pier 33 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero to Alcatraz. I stepped onto the island from the gangway, walked up the hill to the old prison entrance and was given a portable audio […]

Baba Herman Ferguson, ¡Presente!

By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal on October 17, 2014 His name was Herman Ferguson, and if you’re not dialed into the Black Nationalist Movement, the name may not ring a bell of recognition. But to those aware of the Black Power Movement of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Herman Ferguson’s life, role and commitment ring […]

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 […]