Watchdog Finds Attica’s Mental Health Treatment Unit Is Haven For Abuse And Neglect

Entrance of the Attica Correctional Facility (Photo by Jayu) A new report from Disability Rights New York, the federal watchdog for people with disabilities in the state, found rampant abuse and neglect within the mental health treatment unit at the Attica Correctional Facility. Under state law, people with diagnosed serious mental illness, who face punitive […]

We stand with Herman Bell

As you may have recently heard “Black Panther Party political prisoner Herman Bell was viciously assaulted by guards at Great Meadow Correctional Facility (Comstock) on September 5, 2017. While being “escorted” by a guard back to his housing unit, a guard struck Herman, age 69, in the face causing his glasses to drop to the […]

The Rejection of Michelle Jones is Harvard’s Loss

By AMANDA R. KLONSKY    I am a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For nearly a decade, I taught creative writing and literacy workshops inside Chicago’s Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, and now I am writing about the education of young people in prison. My work as a teacher was rooted in […]

Listen to Part 2 of Excellent CKUT Prison Radio Interview with Jalil Muntaqim

Take the time (22 minutes) to listen to Part 2 of this excellent interview conducted by CKUT Prison Radio with Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim For more info on Jalil, please visit his website: It’s time to bring Jalil and all political prisoners home where they belong! Let’s PICK UP THE WORK AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN SOON! […]

HISTORY AT ITS BEST! Take the Time to Read Part 1 of A PRIMER: New Afrikan History of Struggle and Perspective by PP Jalil Muntaqim

  Jalil has taken the time to compose the African American History curriculum he was teaching when he was thrown into the hole. This is incredible in-depth history at its best! Please take the time to read Part 1 of this History. If you are an educator, please consider integrating this history into your lessons. Also, […]

From Prison to Ph.D.: The Redemption and Rejection of Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones, a Ph.D. candidate at N.Y.U., was released from prison in August after serving 20 years. CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times Michelle Jones was released last month after serving more than two decades in an Indiana prison for the murder of her 4-year-old son. The very next day, she arrived at New York University, a […]

NYPD Releases First Ever Body Cam as They ‘Execute’ Man Standing Silent in His Bedroom

New York, NY — After years of police accountability activists demanding NYPD officers wear body cameras, a pilot program began in April in which select precincts began to wear them. Now, for the first time ever in the history of the NYPD, the department has released footage of an officer killing a mentally ill man […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 10 by Michael Richardson

  “This dude has drug this woman off in there, and she’s screaming” —Unknown 911 caller, August 17, 1970   On August 17, 1970, at 2:07 a.m., Omaha police received a 911 emergency telephone call from a male who spoke in a deep gravely voice that a woman was screaming at 2867 Ohio Street, a vacant […]

DACA: The latest from the Un-Obama

By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal  September 11, 2017   If there is one unifying principle emerging from the disaster known as the Trump Regime, it is the president’s singular mission to erase the executive presence of his predecessor, Barack Obama. This may be seen most recently in Trump’s bumbling undoing of Obama’s executive order known as […]