E-Carceration: The Problematic World of Being On An Electronic Monitor

Originally posted on Voice of the Monitored:
http://www.alternet.org/human-rights/electronic-monitoring-restrictive-and-wrong “Like hitting the lottery and losing the ticket. You are still incarcerated, no matter how you look at it.” By James Kilgore / AlterNet October 20, 2016 Photo Credit: View Apart/Shutterstock Maurice spent over 15 years in Illinois state prisons. Before he was released in the spring…

Blood flowz in Alabama prisonz az state leaderz sacrifice more bodiez in pursuit of $1.5 billion for more prisonz

Robert Washington was tied up and then “subdued” by CERT Team officers at Holman Prison. These pictures were taken of him before and after his beating. by Free Alabama Movement Holman Prison, Atmore, Ala. – As the culture of violence in Alabama’s prison system continues to spiral out of control, yet another provocation has resulted […]

28 Dayz in Chainz

In this federal prison, inmates have a choice: live with a violent cellmate or end up in shackles.  By Christie Thompson and Joseph Shapiro On Feb. 3, 2011, corrections officers at Lewisburg federal penitentiary in rural Pennsylvania arrived outside Sebastian Richardson’s cell door. With them was a man looking agitated and rocking back and forth. […]

Bay Area Rap Icon Pariz Blastz Politikz, Gentrification, Police Violence and More in New Video

San Francisco, CA – Bay Area revolutionary hip-hop firebrand Paris returns with the fourth single and video from his latest critically-acclaimed double album, Pistol Politics. “Lethal Warning Shot” features the trademark aggression and insights that have made him a political rap stalwart, and provides sorely-needed social commentary in the now apolitical world of hip-hop. And […]

Does the First Amendment End at the Prison Gate?

An inmate’s novel is the latest test. By Eli Hager Though he is a prisoner, Arthur Longworth asserts his right to free speech under the First Amendment. Serving life without parole for a murder he committed in 1985, Longworth has continued to publish an array of stories and essays, including two articles for The Marshall […]

Preventing Cultural Genocide with the Mother Tongue Policy in Eritrea

by Thomas C. Mountain Eritrea, a small nation on the African coast of the Red Sea, is home to six million people speaking nine different languages. Despite punishing sanctions imposed by western imperialism, Eritrea has made sure that young people from all nine language groups can read and write in their Mother Tongue, so that […]

29 Yearz Ago, Thomas Sankara, the Afrikan Che Guevara, waz Murdered

by Darío Mizrahi Thomas Sankara was a young communist officer who attempted to take Burkina Faso out of the neocolonial orbit of France, but was murdered by his closest comrades. During Sankara’s short time in power, Burkina Faso became self-sufficient in grains. “He was the first to forbid female genital mutilation, and included women in […]