The Prison Struggle Continues (2018)

It’s been some years since I’ve been able to communicate through radio outlets. This on account of a series of transfers between various states’ prison systems—from Virginia to Oregon, then Texas to Florida and back to Virginia—as reprisals for my political work and publicizing the inhumane conditions and abuses that pervade U.S. prisons in general […]

Tearing Children of Color Away From Their Families is an Old and Continuing Amerikkkan Practice (2018)

Several months ago U.S. officials announced a depraved “zero-tolerance” policy for migrants entering the U.S. from what Donald Trump called “shithole countries” south of the border, even if they be fleeing deadly conditions as refugees—a status protected by international law. As a deterrent to entry by these people of color, the government instituted a policy […]

Texas Prison Report: Deceptions, Lies and Misappropriation of Funds at the W.G. McConnell Unit

by Keith “Malik” Washington Peace & blessings, sisters and brothers! Today is September 4th, 2018, the heat and humidity inside my cell has reached a level which has caused me to feel dizzy, and I have been experiencing migraine headaches. Senior U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle denied my request for an Emergency Preliminary Injunction. One of my main […]

FBI sought electric chair execution of Black Panther leaders in Omaha

Originally posted on Richardson Reports:
Nebraska’s electric chair where the FBI sought the execution of the Omaha Two  (credit: Nebraska Dept. of Corrections) On December 4, 1969, in a Federal Bureau of Investigation orchestrated pre-dawn raid in Chicago, Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were shot to death. Fourteen handpicked policemen, armed with…

Retaliation and resistance behind bars

The nationwide prison strike has ended, but as they have in the past, prison officials are trying to identify and punish anyone who defied repression, writes Joe Andrews.   “THEY’RE LOOKING for the leaders right now. They want to take our heads off.” These words came from a representative of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS), a group of […]

9-13-1971- Attica & A Shameful Date in U.S. History

“We are men! We are not beasts and we do not intend to be beaten or driven as such. The entire prison populace, that means each and every one of us here, have set forth to change forever the ruthless brutalization and disregard for the lives of the prisoners here and throughout the United States. […]

Jailers lock down striking prisoners

by Workers World staff   Thousands of prisoners across Pennsylvania have been confined to their cells since Aug. 29. That’s when the state’s Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel declared an indefinite lockdown of all facilities under his jurisdiction. The lockdown, which began just days into the National Prison Strike (Aug. 21 to Sept. 9) is the […]

California protest demands ‘End solitary confinement!’

Rally outside federal courthouse in San Francisco Aug. 21. Inside, four prisoners — Todd Ashker, Arturo Castellanos, George Franco and Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa — leaders of statewide fight against solitary confinement, attended meeting with prison authorities. Court had ordered prison officials to attend meeting to discuss more serious steps to dismantle abusive solitary conditions. Inset, […]

Monthly ‘Politikal Prisoner of War’ Roster & An Urgent Call!

From AbdudDharr Abdullah “I believe in the Black Panther Party; we failed because we took God out. I beg you not to do the same thing. If you take God out, you’re not going anywhere except to jail. You’re going to be killed, or you’re going to stay angry.”      Assata Shakur:  From “Look for […]

Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard

In commemoration of the Attica Uprising 47 years earlier, incarcerated organizers chose yesterday as the final day of the nearly three-week-long National Prison Strike that began on August 21. The … Source: Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard