THE ROOT OF AMERIKA’S OVER-USE OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENTS IN PRISON — AND HOW REFORM CAN HAPPEN

Tens of thousands of prisoners across the United States spend months, years – and sometimes decades – locked alone in windowless concrete rooms the size of wheelchair accessible bathroom stalls for at least 23 hours a day, seven days a week. Prison officials, not judges or juries, decide both which prisoners end up in solitary […]

Prisoner Prophet: Revisiting George Jackson’s Analysis of Systemic Fascism

The rise of Donald Trump has brought talk of fascism to the forefront. While comparing US Presidents to Hitler is certainly nothing new – both Obama and W. Bush were regularly characterized as such by their haters – Trump’s emergence on the national political scene comes at a very peculiar moment in US history. In […]

Urgent Call for Political Prisoner Kamau Sadiki

From Kamau’s daughter Ksisay: Freddie Hilton AKA Kamau Sadiki  #115 06 88 Urgent Call. ASMP wants to amputate my father’s ankle. Contact- Call Write Letters: Augusta State Prison 3001 Gordon Hwy, Grovetown GA 30813 Chief Medical Facilitator Dr Alston Warden Philbin (706) 855-4700 He needs a wounds specialist not amputation! Who Is Kamau Sadiki? Kamau […]

Solitary Confinement as a Tool of Political Opression

Since at least the 1950s, prison officials have used solitary confinement as a political tool against Black inmates, said Brittany Friedman, a professor of sociology at Rutgers University and co-author of an essay titled “Solitary Confinement and the Nation of Islam.” “When it comes to forms of extreme punishment behind bars,” said Friedman, “African Americans […]

Folsom Manifesto for the California Statewide Prison Strike, 1970

The Folsom Prisoners’ Manifesto of Demands and Anti-Repression Platform We the imprisoned men of Folsom Prison seek an end to the injustice suffered by all prisoners, regardless of race, creed or color. The preparation and content of this document has been constructed under the unified efforts of all races and social segments of this prison. […]

Help Mike & Debbie Africa rebuild their lives

https://www.gofundme.com/help-debbie-amp-mike-rebuild Mike & Debbie Africa had been political prisoners since Aug 8, 1978. On June 16 after 39 years and 10 months, Debbie was released, and on October 22, after more than 40 years in prison, Mike was released.  They have two kids together (one that was literally born in prison as Debbie was 8 […]

Freedom Fighter Sundiata Acoli back at FCI Cumberland

Sundiata was brought to Trenton for a parole hearing. He received a three-year hit and is now back at FCI Cumberland. Please take the time to write to Sundiata and let him know he is in our hearts and on our minds: Sundiata Acoli (C. Squire) #39794-066 FCI Cumberland, P.O. Box 1000, Cumberland, MD 21501 Address the envelope […]

What H. Rap Brown Says to Us 50 Years Later, Part 2

by  Dr. Matthew Quest Stokeley and H. Rap Brown   What H. Rap Brown Has To Say To Us Fifty Years Later – Part 2 In “How H. Rap Brown Foretold the Future of Black Power” Quest explained how Brown, from 1967-1971, was uncompromising both against the white racial state and counter-punched within emerging Black […]

Comrade Malik: I am nearly at my breaking point! Please intervene!

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Peace and blessings, Sisters and Brothers! I woke up this morning and went to outside recreation. Before being escorted to rec, the officers came to my cell with a male sergeant named Espinoza. He had the video cam-corder in his hand and I was asked to submit to a strip search. […]

Prison Radio Commentaries

Right to Rape (2:59) Mumia Abu-Jamal My Trial Through the Criminal Justice System (5:40) Anastazia Schmid Ramona Fights for Life (1:49) Mumia Abu-Jamal Linking Movements (3:15) Kerry Shakaboona Marshall The Politics of Judges (2:23) Mumia Abu-Jamal A Force for Change  (4:10) Omar Askia Ali National Awareness of Domestic Violence  (3:40) Charles Diggs