States of Women’s Incarceration: The Global Context

By Aleks Kajstura and Russ Immarigeon Introduction We already know that when it comes to incarceration, the United States is truly exceptional. As we have reported previously, the United States incarcerates 716 people for every 100,000 residents, more than any other country. Worldwide, and within the U.S., the vast majority of those incarcerated are men. As a result, […]

Seth Hayes Fighting for His Life

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CAMPAIGN FOR PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONER ROBERT SETH HAYES!!! October 15th was not just the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party; It is was the 69th birthday of one of its bravest participants…Robert Seth Hayes!…Tragically, Seth is fighting for his life in prison NOW! Please and support this critical medical alert […]

HISTORY AT ITS BEST! Take the Time to Read Parts 1 and 2 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 and Part 2 of this History. If you are an educator, please consider integrating this history into your lessons. Also, please […]

Cruel & Unusual?

What does climate change mean for a country with 2 million prisoners? In some ways, incarcerated people are on the front lines, exposed to ever-higher temperatures — the heat index has hit 150 degrees in one prison — without air-conditioning in their cells. In Texas, at least 20 prisoners have died from heat stroke, and […]

Yesterday’s Crimes: The Living Martyrdom of Huey Newton

The arrest of Huey Newton for the killing of Oakland policeman John Frey transformed the Black Panthers into a national movement — 50 years ago this month. by Bob Calhoun West Oakland was being squeezed. At the start of the 1960s, Seventh Street was jumping with blues clubs and pool halls. By the middle of the […]

10/28~Celebrate Huey P. Newton’s Life & Legacy

Date: October 28th, 10:30AM-7:00PM Location: “The Underground” in Temple University’s (Philly) Student Center Building on 13th and Montgomery There is no registration and admission is FREE for everyone! In the heart of North Philadelphia, the center of the struggle for Black liberation, community members, students, scholars, and activists will gather to celebrate the life of […]

Celebrating the 76th Birthday of Soledad Brother George Lester Jackson, September 23, 1941- August 21, 1971

by Kiilu Nyasha “I have a plan, I will give, and give, and give of myself until it proves our making or my end.” As we honor the 76th birthday of our beloved, Comrade George Jackson, Field Marshall of the Black Panther Party behind prison walls, may we remember his revolutionary ideas and practice, his mentors and […]

100,000 U.S. Prisoners Are Trapped in Isolation Units. ‘Solitary’ Author and Forensic Psychiatrist Terry Kupers Explains Why

Bill Berkowitz – October 6, 2017 There are nearly 100,000 people being held in solitary confinement today in America’s prisons. They are locked up in cramped, often windowless cells for nearly 24 hours a day. They eat alone. They exercise alone in small fenced-in areas known as cages or dog runs. They are almost completely […]

International Campaign for Human Rights, of U.S. Political Prisoners

September 30, 2017 International Campaign for Human Rights of U.S. Political Prisoners We will be petitioning the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, urging the International Jurists to initiate a formal investigation into human rights abuses of U.S. political prisoners. In 1977, I initiated a National Prisoners Petition Campaign to the United […]

Lawsuits Challenge the Cruelty of Decades in Solitary Confinement on Death Row

By Aleks Gilbert  In a dissenting opinion written earlier this year, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that “If extended solitary confinement alone raises serious constitutional questions, then 20 years of solitary confinement, all the while under threat of execution, must raise similar questions, and to a rare degree, and with particular intensity.” Yet in a majority […]