Calif. Hunger Strike 2 yrz later

Two years ago today, the largest prisoner hunger strike in California’s history was started by prisoners in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison. Within the first month of the strike, over 30,000 in California’s prisons had joined, raising the call for the five core demands in unified struggle. The strikers received overwhelming support, with […]

Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panther Party –An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell

by Angola 3 News This past July, students from Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project visited the infamous Louisiana State Prison known asAngola. While there, students landed an impromptu interview with Warden Burl Cain, where they asked him about an inmate at Angola named Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore, who has now been in solitary confinement for 28 consecutive […]

Albert Woodfox “They Call Me The Last Man Standing”

Free Them all it iz the Right thing to do.. Politiksl Prisonerz/Prisonerz of War Free Them All (PHOTO: Author with Albert Woodfox from a previous visit) Five years and eleven months ago yesterday, I first laid eyes on Albert Woodfox. He was still in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola then, where he had been […]

The Fairness and Restoration Act of 2015

by Abdul Olugbala Shakur, Free-Speech Society Part I: Introduction According to the 14th Amendment, the government cannot develop or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the U.S., nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of the law, nor deny to […]

4 yrz since our hunger strikez began, none of our core demandz have yet been met: Our protracted struggle must continue

by Mutope Duguma, Pelican Bay short corridor Let’s not forget that CDCr can lock you up for being an alleged leader, as an influential individual – on just this alone. 2015 marks four years since we collectively got together and launched our peaceful protests to end long term solitary confinement. We have not been able […]

Albert Ordered Unconditionally Released and Retrial Banned

It’z not time to relax just yet we still have other long time incarcerated political prisonerz/prisonerz of war to free.  Oh Happy Day!!! We are ecstatic to announce that late this afternoon Judge Brady granted the unicorn of habeas rulings–an “unconditional writ” ordering Albert’s immediate release and barring a retrial. He argues that this extraordinary […]

From SHU to mainline, you will be tested

by Vitani (Michael Spencer) This is the advice I share with anyone getting out of the SHU (isolation unit) and going into GP (general population). Now this advice I would like to share and some of the challenges I faced were based on over a decade in Pelican Bay SHU, the last five years in […]

Baridi Williamson at Pelican Bay: ‘I met with UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez’

by Baridi J. Williamson On Dec. 9, 2014, I visited with Mr. Juan Méndez, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture, who is now an expert on our class action lawsuit to end solitary confinement torture here in California. Hopefully, it will have a ripple effect across the U.S. Being that Mr. Méndez, who had previously […]

Judge Rulez Against Prisonerz In ‘Little Guantanamo’ Lawsuit

by Matt Sledge A federal judge ruled Monday against inmates who had challenged highly restrictive federal prison units, dealing a severe blow to their five-year attempt to close what are sometimes called Little Guantanamos. For years, advocates have complained about the special prison wings set up in the wake of 9/11 called “communication management units.” […]

My safari from Pelikkkan Bay

by Kijana Tashiri Askari On Jan. 29, 2015, my travels began with a wakeup call at 2:30 a.m. I was told by the first watch unit officer to be ready in 30 minutes. Myself and a total of 17 prisoners were all rounded up like chattel slaves and placed in the SHU’s C-Facility visiting room […]