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 […]

Politikal Prisoner Bill Dunne iz in the hole

Political prisoner Bill Dunne has been in the hole since January, so his contact with his partner has been limited. It was just discovered by her that he passed out in his cell 2 weeks ago and was taken to the hospital, where he stayed overnight. It is not known what caused him to lose […]

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, […]

Planted Weaponz and Stolen Property: Mounting Retribution for Continued Exposurez of Abusez in Texaz Prisonz (2017)

By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson When Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, then a prisoner in Virginia, burst into California politics with his hunger strike logo in 2011, he was recognized by the earlier self-portrait. Largely because of his influence in California, the Virginia authorities punished him by sending him to prison in Oregon, the only state whose original […]

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 […]

Politikal Prisoner Jaan Laaman iz in the Hole!

Excerpted from a letter dated April 3, 2017 to a supporter: “I am just now able to answer your letter, because I am in segregation “the hole”, since my birthday, March 21st. Yes, it was not a very nice birthday! Only last Friday was I finally able to buy some paper, envelopes and stamps, so […]