Watch: A New Documentary’z Rare Accezz Inside Solitary

A filmmaker spends a year inside a Virginia supermax facility Scenes from the HBO documentary film “Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison,” directed by Kristi Jacobson. For her highly-anticipated new documentary, “Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison,” Kristi Jacobson obtained incredible access to a Virginia “supermax” facility, designed to house the state’s most dangerous offenders. […]

A Visit to a Jailhouse Environmentalist

On Monday, February 13, Joe Piette of International Action Center in Philadelphia and I, of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal in New York City, headed from our respective cities to meet in Frackville Prison (Frackville PA, just a few miles away from Mahanoy where Mumia is housed), to visit the environmental activist […]

Emergency financial appeal for Mumia

by Johanna Fernandez Dear friends of Mumia, m writing on behalf of the Committee to Save Mumia Abu-Jamal to ask if you might help us in an emergency. The Committee is the official fundraising venue for Mumia’s legal defense today. It has been raising funds, quietly, since Mumia was facing execution in the ‘90s. The […]

Bloody Violence among Prisonerz Resultz in Security Lockdown at the Eastham-Administrative-Segregation Unit, Texas — Update

By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Deputy Chairman, New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter) Peace and blessings Sisters and Brothers! This cover of Newsweek for Oct. 6, 1986, features a story, “Inside America’s Toughest Prison,” about Eastham Unit, where Malik is now housed. Today is Wednesday, January 25, 2017. A white male prisoner housed in Administrative […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal on Black Panther Party (BPP)

‘We Want Freedom’ By John Steffin   This past fall marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. To celebrate the occasion, Common Notions, a publishing house in Brooklyn, N.Y., republished Mumia Abu-Jamal’s acclaimed history of this revolutionary organization. At a time when white supremacy is emboldened and capitalism is in […]

Komrade Malik: Help end Islamophobia in Texaz prisonz

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The order to ban entry to the U.S. by travelers from numerous majority-Muslim countries is subjecting not only Muslims coming here but also those already here to […]

Michael Africa Sr. Denied Parole

Back In 2014 Our Brother Michael Africa Sr  went  before The Pennsylvania Parole Board and was as expected denied parole . What was even more sinister with this parole denial was the fact that Michael was given a five year hit . One of the reasons cited was that Michael was considered a threat to […]

2017 HAZ ALREADY SEEN SEVERAL PRISON REBELLIONZ

by  BRIAN SONENSTEIN Graffiti from a solidarity action in Oakland, California (Photo by @lrsphm) Although the nationwide prison strike has fallen from headlines in recent months, incarcerated individuals continue to resist abuse and mistreatment while supporters on the outside rally to their defense. Prisoners in Delaware made international headlines when they took hostages and held Building C at the […]

Zolo Azania released from prison after 35 yearz – 27 on death row

Artwork: Zolo Agona Azania Political prisoner and former death row inmate, Zolo Agona Azania, needs your help. Zolo was finally released on Monday, February 6, 2017, after spending 35 years in prison, 27 years on death row. Zolo is a prolific writer and an accomplished artist. His writings and art reflect his deep commitment to the […]

Message from Politikal Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim to the Community

Friends & Comrades: For decades, I have been fighting for the amnesty and freedom of not only myself, but all U.S. political prisoners. Back in 1977, as part of initiating the first national prisoners’ petition campaign to the United Nations and establishing the first national prisoners’ newspaper “Arm the Spirit,” I wrote and distributed a […]