BJS update: Women’s state prison populations rose while men’s fell, again

by Wendy Sawyer Last Wednesday, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released its annual update on prison populations in the U.S. Of course, it’s just my luck that they released the 2016 data the day after my report on women’s state prison population trends over time. But the changes over the last year are largely consistent with my finding that […]

A poem written by Afeni Shakur from the Black Panther newspaper 1969

Omali Yeshitela on Politikal Prisoners (PP)

We should never forget prisoners in any case, but we ought to be especially public about our reverence and concern for political prisoners, says Omali Yeshitela. source: Omali Yeshitela on Political Prisoners 

ACTION ALERT EDDIE AFRICA TO SEE THE PAROLE BOARD ON 1/11/18

Ona Move We just received word tonight that our Brother Eddie Africa will be appearing before The Pa Parole Board this Thursday January 11th . It’s obvious due to our three day campaign and the pressure The Parole Board is under are obviously trying to give Eddie a rushed hearing and sweep this matter under the rug as fast […]

Support and Donate to a Release Campaign for PP Seth Hayes!

Great campaign done by Myaisha and Crystal Seth’s Daughter and Grand Daughter. Please donate if you can. Seth is an amazing human being whose many contributions to humanity can never be compensated for, but he should spend the rest of his life on the outside. For now, it is being asking that you all share […]

Policy of the Cruel and Absurd: Sleep Deprivation in California’s Prisons

Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
By Charlie Hinton, Verbena Lea, and Willow Katz In prison isolation units throughout California, guards wake prisoners up every 30 minutes under the guise of suicide prevention. These “security/welfare checks” cause ongoing sleep deprivation. The United Nations and many sleep and mental health experts have long defined sleep…

Amerikan Crime Case #99: May 13, 1985: The MOVE Massacre

American Crime is a regular feature of revcom.us. Each installment will focus on one of the 100 worst crimes committed by the U.S. rulers—out of countless bloody crimes they have carried out against people around the world, from the founding of the U.S. to the present day.   Above: Osage Avenue burns after Philadelphia police dropped […]

Upcoming Parole Actions for The Move 9: January 8th, 9th , and 10th

In 2008 The Move 9 all became eligible for parole, completing their minimum sentence of 30 years of a 30 to 100 year sentence. We are now in the year 2018, ten years after The Move 9 have reached their minimum and not one of the remaining imprisoned MOVE members have been paroled from prison. […]

Bad Karma

by Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington You were vested with authority in order to oversee and care for those whose lives had become a bust. Instead of sustenance and care, you traumatize, degrade and dehumanize your charges, blatantly violating the public’s trust. For years I observed you – patiently I waited behind the scenes. You grew […]

End Prison Slavery in Texas Now! (2018)

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party, Prison Chapter, Texas Region.  More information about him and more follows the article.                       “For years we were called Niggers to indicate we had no value or worth and that anything could be done to […]