Letter from Oscar López Rivera to hiz daughter Clarisa on beginning hiz 35th year in US prisonz, May 29, 2016

For the international Day of Solidarity with Oscar López Rivera, June 20, 2016 Projected to take place in 35 countries around the world Dearest Clarisa: What is freedom? Freedom, especially when politicians talk about it, is often stripped of its essence and meaning and is left as inane as the minds and hearts of those […]

EXCLUSIVE: Native Amerikan activist imprisoned 40 yearz for FBI agent deathz still fightz for clemency from President Obama: ‘I am prepared to die here’

by  Ginger Adams Otis   Marchers carry a large painting of American Indian Leonard Peltier during a “National Day of Mourning,” Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, in Plymouth, Mass. (STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)   Wildwood, Fla. – The same high-security prison holds two men with vastly different lives, both shaped irrevocably by the same federal agency: The […]

Albert Woodfox speakz on being a politikal prisoner

BlockReportRadio.com interviews former Black Panther political prisoner Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 about his case, his over four decades in isolation, his life as a Panther political prisoner and his release source: Albert Woodfox speaks on being a political prisoner

Prisoner Human Rightz Movement Blue Print

Overview by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation (CDCr) has systemic and dysfunctional problems that run rampant statewide within California’s prisons for both women and men which demand this California government to take immediate action and institute measures to effect genuine tangible changes throughout CDCr on all levels. The entire state government […]

Who’z behind unpaid prison labor in Texas?

by Aaron Cantú Several of the officials charged with regulating Texas’s prison labor program, wherein thousands of workers behind bars are compelled to produce goods and provide services for free, are connected to some of the richest and most powerful institutions and people in the state. The Texas Board of Criminal Justice, which oversees Texas […]

Behind Barz on Polluted Land

Do American prisoners suffer from environmental discrimination? Glenn Towery had already served 11 years for stealing a car at gunpoint when he was transferred to Kern Valley State Prison in 2009. Riding up I-5 to the San Joaquin Valley, 150 miles north of his native Los Angeles, he probably smelled the sulfuric odor of industrial […]

PHSS Committee to End Sleep Deprivation askz for letterz about the ‘security/welfare checkz’

Guards have been jarringly waking prisoners every 30 minutes on death row at the Central California Women’s Facility since May 2014, and in the Pelican Bay SHU since Aug. 2, 2015, for so-called “security/welfare checks.” This is serious, ongoing sleep deprivation which is torture. These checks may also be harming people in other prisons; PB […]

Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale, in conversation with Hip-Hop Artist Sellassie – SF

Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale in conversation with Hip-Hop Artist Sellassie Friday, June 17th at 7pm 518 Valencia Street – San Francisco All Ages – Suggested Donation $20 – No One Turned Away  

Crime “Prediction”: The Algorithmz of Racist Injustice

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford Mass Black incarceration wound up ensnaring too many white people in the gulags, bringing forth calls from within the establishment for “reform” to spare those undeserving of imprisonment.  Digital science came to the rescue. “The U.S. criminal justice system now deploys algorithm-based technology to predict who will be criminalized […]

Prisonerz’ Voicez Blocked and Censorship in U.S. Prisonz

by Jaan Laaman Like many political prisoners, the author’s freedom of speech rights are routinely curtailed. “While prisoners do have a legal right to express their thoughts and report on issues and abuses, actually getting your words out is often very hard or impossible.” U.S. prisons operate their own “kangaroo courts” that often shut down […]