Jackson County jail inmates say they were forced to live in filth, file lawsuits

Two lawsuits describe similar “dangerous or repugnant” conditions a year apart and in different areas of the Jackson County Detention Center, and they contend that jail staff were indifferent to remedying inmate complaints. Jill Toyoshiba File photo BY MIKE HENDRICKS His jail cell stank like a feces-laden sewer the last few weeks of his stay […]

URGENT: Mumia Moved, Please Call the Department of Correctionz

URGENT:  We have gotten word that Mumia has been moved, according to the prison, for tests! We are not sure if he is in the infirmary, or a hospital, or elsewhere. We will keep you posted. For now, we will let the Department of Corrections know that we are on top of this and demand that Mumia’s family […]

Report on Mumia Abu Jamal’s Post-Conviction Appeal Act Hearing

Report on Mumia’s PCRA Hearing on Challenge to Appeals based on Bias of former prosecutor, then Supreme Court judge Ronald Castille, April 24, 2017 Yesterday, April 24, 2017, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 63rd birthday was the first court hearing on the PCRA (Post-Conviction Appeal Act) petitition that was filed on August 7, 2016 by attorneys Judith Ritter […]

Drugz, Chess, Bookz, Or Gambling: How To Fight Boredom In Prison

by Daniel Genis Leisure time, unstructured and purposeless, generally makes up most of an American prison inmate’s day. Most convicts are just sent to the yard, where they socialize, exercise, play games and sports, and make their deals. Entire lives are spent in the incarcerated world, typified by the sexual compromises and prominence of violence that […]

Audio segment online: Lynne Stewart’z Support for LGBT Rightz

This 17-minute segment aired last night on WBAI, but can be heard online at http://outfm.org/liberation/index.php/home/internship-application/342-lynne-stewart-fought-for-lgbt-rights-queer-women-in-the-balkans-turkey-and-sage-youth —————— Long-time people’s lawyer Lynne Stewart made invaluable contributions to human rights in many arenas, including LGBT rights and inclusion. Out-FM associate producer Bob Lederer interviews Ralph Poynter, Lynne’s husband about her contributions in this area. Lynne died March 7, […]

UAlbany Launchez Project to Digitize History of Executionz in the United Statez (United Snakez)

The mug shot of 14-year-old George Stinney (part of the M. Watt Espy Collection at UAlbany), the youngest person to be sentenced to death and executed in the United States following a racially-biased trial. For more than 40 years, Espy, an opponent of the death penalty, traced the often tragic history of legal executions in […]

U.S. Politikal Prisonerz Face De Facto Life Sentencez Without Parole

Anne Lamb, a Jericho Movement co-chair in New York City, is gearing up for the Millions for Prisoner Human Rights March, August 19, in Washington; demonstrations in support of Mumia Abu Jamal, in Philadelphia, on April 24; and the decades-long effort to free former Black Liberation Army member Jalil Muntaqim, formerly known as Anthony Bottoms, […]

PHRM: Our Fifth Year to the Agreement To End Hostilitiez: Recognize Our Humanity!

Our Fifth Year to the “Agreement To End Hostilities” Thereby Governor Brown, CDCr Secretary Kernan: Recognise Our Humanity! We are within our 5th Year of the August 2012 historical document “AGREEMENT TO END HOSTILITIES.” followed by the PHRM’s third and the largest Hunger Strike within the State of California and equally larger then any Hunger […]

Torture hoodz used in U.S. prisonz

By Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi Asphyxia: (1) stopping of the pulse (2) lack of oxygen, (3) excess carbon dioxide in the body that results in unconsciousness and death, (4) caused by interruption of breathing or inadequate oxygen supply. Revolutionary greetings to all the workers worldwide! The above definitions describe a condition that too often occurs […]

Seventy Detained Women Join Protest az Hunger Strike Enterz Fifth Day

Rally at 6 PM Tonight to Feature Video of Hunger Striker Singing Protest Song   Tacoma, WA – Immigrant women caged at the Northwest Detention Center confirmed that they have joined the hunger strike that has grown at the facility since this past Monday in protest of conditions inside the immigration prison. Supporters continued an […]