Inmate death at Chino women’z prison highlightz concern over suicide, mental health servicez

About 80 people gathered Oct. 1, 2016, in front of the California Institution for Women to protest its unusually high suicide rates and remember loved ones who took their lives while incarcerated there. (Photo by John M. Blodgett/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin) by  Beatriz Valenzuela CHINO >> A San Pedro woman who pleaded no contest to fatally […]

Sunday Cuba gathering/Free all Politikal Prisonerz!

THIS SUNDAY FROM NOON TO 2PM GATHER TOGETHER IN FRONT OF THE CUBAN MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO HONOR THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF COMANDANTE FIDEL CASTRO… AS HIS REMAINS ARE BURIED IN SANTAIGO DE CUBA… BIRTHPLACE OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION. LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT FIDEL’S  REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT LIVES ON IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THOSE WHO […]

In Tuscany the death penalty waz abolished three timez.

di Claudio Giusti A Dispassionate Review of Old and New Evidence AI Index: ACT 05/34/80 By EZZAT A. FATTAH, Ph. D. Professor, Department of Criminology Simon Fraser University Barnaby, British Columbia Canada A revised version of a paper presented at the seminar on the death penalty organized by Amnesty International at the Sixth United Nations […]

Who’z in Solitary Confinement?

By ANNA FLAGG, ALEX TATUSIAN and CHRISTIE THOMPSON The data on how many prisoners are subjected to solitary confinement has long been elusive: many state corrections departments didn’t log such information, and it was hard to track given the various euphemisms for the practice. A new report from Yale Law School and the Association of […]

Update on Mumia’z Hep C Lawsuit

— Rachel Wolkenstein, November 28, 2016 On August 31, 2016, Federal district court judge Robert Mariani denied Mumia Abu-Jamal’s motion for a preliminary injunction that would have compelled the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide him with the direct-acting antiviral drugs capable of curing his chronic hepatitis C and his secondary symptoms, including his […]

Open letter to Colin Kaepernick about Mumia Abu-Jamal

by Bob Mandel and Bob Wells Greetings Colin, We salute your courageous action protesting police brutality throughout the U.S. We are heartened to see others, including entire teams and athletes in different sports, joining you. Besides shooting Black people to death in the streets every day and every night, American law enforcement is seeking the […]

To all the brothers on the yard: Help uz help ourselvez

by Daryel Burnett The San Francisco Bay View is an African American newspaper based in San Francisco, California. For over four decades, its progressive liberation journalism has been championing human right issues nationwide, especially on behalf of the thousands of men and women being warehoused inside one of the hundreds of dungeons dotting the national […]

The need for a united front against fascism

by Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard If there was ever a time to organize around a United Front Against Fascism, it is now. The next leader of the “free world” has just been “elected” – more like “selected” – to be president of the United States. He has thereby been given the authority to use power […]

Long live the spirit of Komrade W.L. Nolen

by Chairman Kijana Tashiri Askari, W.L. Nolen Mentorship Program For those who are not familiar with W.L. Nolen, this beautiful New Afrikan brotha was one of the founders of the Black Liberation Movement in the California Prison System, along with Comrade George Jackson. Comrade W.L. Nolen was instrumental in shaping and molding the exemplary model […]

Baridi X Williamson: I went inside my heart to survive the torture in the Pelican Bay SHU

by Baridi X Williamson Part I: Upon leaving Pelican Bay SHU solitary confinement, my firsts (of many) Leaving out of Pelican Bay solitary confinement torture prison facilities/units/cages for the first time on Jan. 23, 2015 – after arriving there Nov. 29, 1990 – I remember witnessing my first sunrise as the CDCr (California Department of […]