BOOK: REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVIST AND FORMER BLACK PANTHER AND BLACK LIBERATION ARMY MEMBER ASSATA SHAKUR’Z AUTOBIOGRAPHY NOW AVAILABLE WORLD-WIDE AZ AN E-BOOK

  Assata Shakur’s autobiography “Assata” has been made available, for the first time, as a digital e-book for world-wide consumption. In celebration of increased access to Assata’s transformative work, AFROPUNK is giving away five hard copies of her biography! How can you win a copy? Tweet us and leave comments on Facebook about why you’d […]

Rally to demand parole for MOVE 9

Many organizations and individuals in the New York area who support and defend political prisoners are holding a rally on Feb. 12 in New York to mobilize for the upcoming May parole hearings for MOVE 9 political prisoners Debbie Africa, Janet Africa and Janine Africa and to win parole for all imprisoned MOVE members. The […]

A Brief History of Solitary Confinement

Dickens, Tocqueville, and the U.N. all agree about this American invention: It’s torture. Eastern State Penitentiary, c. 1876. Via Wikimedia Commons. This story was funded by Longreads Members Join and help support great storytelling Jean Casella and James Ridgeway | Introduction to Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement | The New Press | February 2016 | […]

Solitary Confinement

Perhaps the single most barbaric aspect of mass incarceration in California is the cruel practice of assigning inmates to solitary confinement. This practice, affecting as many as 6,000 inmates at any given time, has been judged inhumane and unacceptable by human rights experts. The cruelty of the practice is underscored by its arbitrariness: people are […]

Dr. Mutulu Shakur

   KNOW THAT HAVE ALSO SENT THERE LOVE AND SUPPORT THROUGH OUT THE 30 YEARS OF MY DETENTION .THANK YOU DR. MUTULU SHAKUR United States Penitentiary P.O. Box 3900 Adelanto CA,92301 Dearest Friends and Family, I am truly pleased to hear from you all. I hope you’re in the best of health and spirit. I […]

Support for Incarcerated Hero Major Tillery

HELP MAJOR TILLERY FILE HIS RETALIATION LAWSUIT Major Tillery was denied medical treatment, transferred and put in the hole “because of something prison administrators hate and fear among all things: prisoner unity, prisoner solidarity.” –Mumia Abu-Jamal Major Tillery stood up for Mumia, telling John Kerestes, the Superintendent at SCI Mahanoy, that Mumia is dying and […]

Three prisonerz bid a loving farewell to Hugo Pinell

Hugo … Hugo … Hugo … where are you? by Alay’he Justin Jackson I often visit the spot where they took you from us. I still can’t accept it. Although we didn’t know each other, I knew your spirit. I cried for you the day your light was dimmed. I never met you, but you […]

I was one of the last onez to see our beloved Brotha Yogi alive

by Vernell Devon Bush My name is Devon Bush, a Black Afrikan inmate in struggle here in CSP Sac. Look, I was involved in the riot that took place Aug. 12, 2015, in the B-Yard. Also, I was one of the last ones to see our beloved Brotha Hugo L.A. “Yogi Bear” Pinell R.I.P. alive. […]

They’re releasing uz to GP, where they’d rather see uz war and kill one another off

  by Justin Kijana Askari Grant, NCTT Cor SHU My beautiful brothers and sisters, I’d like you to join in celebrating and rejoicing over the fact that after a combined total of over 65 years in the SHU, our brothers Zaharibu, Heshima and Kambui, after surviving decades of unprovoked torture, have been released to general […]

Jabari Scott in GP! ‘Man, it waz beautiful enjoying my first cup of joe’

by Jabari Scott I’ve transferred to the general population! After my CCI counselor read off my whole history to the committee, from my felony arrest to every incident I was involved in through my incarceration, Warden Davey began to explain that after nine years and seven months he was releasing me from the SHU and […]