Queen Mother Assata Shakur Day – November 1 in D.C.

(Please pass widely!!)   You are invited to the 2nd Annual Assatta Shakur Day! at the UDC School of Law 4340 Connecticut Avenue (corner of Connecticut and Yuma) Washington, DC 20008 (Van Ness Metro) $10 donation requested but no one turned away! FLYER ATTACHED ASSATTA DAY PROGRAM SCHEDULE November 1, 2014 9:30-10:15: Coffee & Networking […]

At Tehachapi, release from SHU meanz more solitary confinement

by James Ingram Thanks for keeping the public informed of the rough, horrendous conditions those of us who’re serving time face in California’s prisons known as the SHU. A lot has been said about the conditions my fellow inmates at Pelican Bay face on a daily. Not to knock their struggles, but I felt it […]

What is solitary confinement?

by Abdul Olugbala Shakur At first glance, and from its most simplistic perspective, the question, What is solitary confinement? appears to be rhetorical, if not insulting, but you would be surprised, if not incredulous, how many prison rights activists are at a loss when I pose it to them. Even more perplexing, many prisoners are […]

I Refused to be Treated like an Animal – Eddie Conway on Reality Assertz Itself (8/10)

Mr. Conway says after 44 years in prison I considered people of value and to be respected, I refused to be dehumanized

Six Yearz in Solitary Confinement – Eddie Conway on Reality Assertz Itself (7/10)

Mr. Conway says prisoners were treated like animals; and because he resisted and organized, he was in lockup twenty three and a half hours a day for six years

Women Outlawz: Politriks of Gender and Resistance in the US Criminal Justice System

Women Outlaws: Politics of Gender and Resistance in the US Criminal Justice System   Mechthild Nagel, SUNY Cortland; nagelm@cortland.edu   Prisons have always served the role of social control (Kurshan 1996). Nobody has more acutely experience and theorized imprisonment as such as political prisoners. This category includes people convicted due to their resistance to state […]

The Agreement to End Hostilitiez must be re-implemented in all California prison and jail facilitiez

by Raymond “Chavo” Perez and Kendra Castaneda-Perez It has been two years since our Agreement to End Hostilities was released in October 2012, and we continue to stand united. While there have been a few conflicts here and there, we need to commit to ceasing all racial hostilities towards one another and remain peacefully united […]

California transfers Pelican Bay SHU prisonerz to general population despite calling them too dangerouz during the hunger strikez

by Mutawally Joka Kambon It has been a few months since my release from 20 years of solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison (SHU) to Step 5 of the Step Down Program (SDP). I thought I should pen this communique with an update on my travels from one place to another – the new […]

After many long yearz in solitary confinement, I’m just asking

by Mutope Duguma, Pelican Bay State Prison, California How can we the people of this nation and world end the suffering of countless men and women held inside man-made, manufactured torture chambers called solitary confinement? Can we call on the humanity of this nation and world to lend their voice, their time, their strength and […]

California prisoner representativez: All people have the right to humane treatment with dignity

Main reps mark the first anniversary of suspension of the 2013 Hunger Strike and the second anniversary of the Agreement to End Hostilities by Todd Ashker, Arturo Castellanos and George Franco We expect to hear soon from Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, the fourth of the main reps in the Pelican Bay SHU Short Corridor Collective Human […]