The Thiaroye massacre, 1944

by Steven Johns A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II. It is an often-neglected fact that the majority of General De Gaulle’s Free French Forces were not white Frenchmen but were predominantly troops from […]

PETITION: Restore Two More Days of Visiting in CA Prisons!

Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Please print this petition, collect signatures, and return it to: Laura Magnani, American Friends Service Committee, 65 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Text of Petition To:     Scott Kernan, Secretary, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation To:     Nancy Skinner, Chair, Senate Public Safety Committee We, the undersigned, believe that…

How The BOP Uses CMUs To Silence Prison Writers

by Seth Ferranti Counting the days takes on a whole new meaning when you’re 22 years into a 25-year federal drug sentence. I was biding my time in a federal prison in Arkansas in 2013 when I was abruptly yanked from the compound and thrown into the Special Housing Unit. The reason? Writing articles critical of […]