Missouri prisoners protesting ad-seg restrictions in run-up to National Prison Strike shackled to iron bench

by Jared Cole Greetings and solidarity, The prisoners of Missouri’s South Central Correctional Center’s ad-seg units have initiated a consolidated effort to protest and change the conditions found not only at the facility, but in every other Level 5 institution across the state. The conditions being called out are: indeterminate assignments to ad-seg units; being […]

The day the story changed about the Black Panthers and an Omaha policeman’s murder

Originally posted on Richardson Reports:
Sixteen year-old Duane Peak changed his story on September 28, 1970 after being threatened with the electric chair and implicated two Black Panther leaders in a murder he earlier said they were not involved in. (credits: Unknown photographer/Court exhibit) The Omaha Municipal Court preliminary hearing for Ed Poindexter and David…

The National Prisons Strike Is Over. Now Is When Prisoners Are Most in Danger

The fact is that men and women behind bars are in most in danger in the days, weeks and months after they have dared to protest  by  Heather Ann Thompson  , andrewmedina/iStock/Getty Images Plus Over the last few weeks men and women across the United States – and even as far away as Nova Scotia, […]

The story of Takyi, the Ghanaian king who led a slave rebellion in Jamaica in 1760

Before finding himself as a slave, working hours on end and living in hard conditions on the Frontier plantation in Jamaica, Takyi was a Fanti king from Gold Coast, now modern Ghana. There are no records of which group of Fantis he ruled over before becoming a slave but research indicates that he might have […]