Inmate death at Chino women’z prison highlightz concern over suicide, mental health servicez

About 80 people gathered Oct. 1, 2016, in front of the California Institution for Women to protest its unusually high suicide rates and remember loved ones who took their lives while incarcerated there. (Photo by John M. Blodgett/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin) by  Beatriz Valenzuela CHINO >> A San Pedro woman who pleaded no contest to fatally […]

Update on Mumia’z Hep C Lawsuit

— Rachel Wolkenstein, November 28, 2016 On August 31, 2016, Federal district court judge Robert Mariani denied Mumia Abu-Jamal’s motion for a preliminary injunction that would have compelled the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide him with the direct-acting antiviral drugs capable of curing his chronic hepatitis C and his secondary symptoms, including his […]

To all the brothers on the yard: Help uz help ourselvez

by Daryel Burnett The San Francisco Bay View is an African American newspaper based in San Francisco, California. For over four decades, its progressive liberation journalism has been championing human right issues nationwide, especially on behalf of the thousands of men and women being warehoused inside one of the hundreds of dungeons dotting the national […]

For Abolition: Prisonz and Police Are More Than Brutality, They’re State Terror

by Frank Castro In his speech “Terrorism: Theirs and Ours,” now deceased Professor Eqbal Ahmad elucidated five types of terrorism: state, religious, mafia, pathological, and political terror of the private group. Of these types, the focus in mainstream political discourse and media has almost always centered itself on discussion of just one: “political terror of the […]

Puerto Rican politikal prisoner Oscar López urgently needz to be released from prison

Editorial, El Nuevo Día   http://www.elnuevodia.com/opinion/editoriales/urgeexcarcelaralpresoboricuaoscarlopez-editorial-2261726/   Wise leaders are guided by justice, and a just act is precisely what president Barack Obama should do, granting freedom to U.S. prisoner Oscar López Rivera, whose prolonged imprisonment defies respect for human rights.   What we are asking of the U.S. leader is a humanitarian act that […]

Let uz remember the countlezz named and unnamed veteranz of the Nu-Afrikan (Black) Freedom Struggle

by Dequi Kioni-Sadiki On this Veterans Day, let us remember the countless named and unnamed veterans of the Black Freedom Struggle: “To those of us who have dedicated our lives to the liberation of Black people, who dare to say, “we shall have our freedom or the earth will be leveled by our attempts to […]

ALABAMA PRISON OFFICIALZ RETALIATE AGAINST PRISON STRIKE LEADER BY CUTTING WATER TO CELL

Left to right: Free Alabama Movement’s James Plesant, Melvin Ray, and Robert Earl Council Advocates say prison officials at the Kilby Correctional Facility in Alabama turned off the water to Kinetik Justice Amun’s solitary cell after he initiated a hunger strike. Officials then transferred him to the Limestone Correctional Facility, which has a “behavioral modification program” known among […]

PRESS ALERT Prison Strike Organizer Kinetik Justice iz in Danger for hiz Life

On October 21, 2016 Robert Earl Council (aka Kinetik Justice Amun) went on a Hunger Strike based on threats against his life from the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) administration and staff. He was transferred to a supermax facility, and water was shut off in his cell in an effort to force him out of […]

VIDEO: Activist Threatened with Arrest, Forced to Leave Public Space for Informing Jurorz of Their Rightz

by Claire Bernish Manchester, CT — In mid-October, liberty activist Michael Picard stood outside the Manchester, Connecticut Superior Court, passing out flyers advocating for jury nullification — that is until various government officials, oddly fully ignorant of the law, attempted to stop him under the guise of needing a permit. Fortunately, as any seasoned activist knows […]

For Abolition: Prisonz and Police Are More Than Brutality, They’re State Terror

by Frank Castro In his speech “Terrorism: Theirs and Ours,” now deceased Professor Eqbal Ahmad elucidated five types of terrorism: state, religious, mafia, pathological, and political terror of the private group. Of these types, the focus in mainstream political discourse and media has almost always centered itself on discussion of just one: “political terror of the […]