CALLS NEEDED FOR ROBERT SETH HAYES!

PLEASE POST AND SPREAD WIDELY! ROBERT SETH HAYES HAS OPEN VENT IN HIS CELL! Asbestos abatement has been ongoing at Sullivan. About three weeks ago, a vent was opened in Seth’s cell, and he has been freezing every night ever since. Seth has submitted several work orders for the vent to be closed, but as […]

How I survived 22 years of solitary confinement

by Kamau M. Askari These New Afrikan revolutionaries – George Jackson, W.L. Nolen, Jonathan Jackson and Khatari Gaulden – led the brief, heroic California Prison Movement that set the bar high for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders and thinkers. It was the principles they taught that helped hunger strikers survive not only decades of torturous solitary […]

They called him Bunchy, like a bunch of greens

by Malik Ismail “When they killed Bunchy, they killed the Party – we just didn’t know it at the time.” – Roland Freeman, member of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party by Bunchy Carter in […]

Report showing lasting consequences of SHU post-release

There have been numerous reports about the negative impacts long-term solitary confinement can have on prisoners, but what happens when those prisoners are released into the general population without mental and psychological support? Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Lab, Stanford University prepared a report for CCR that answers that question and makes recommendations for […]

Investigating alleged medical neglect in U.S. prisons

By Sandra Hausman There are about 60,000 Virginians in state prisons and regional jails. Providing health care for a single inmate runs $5,300 annually, and that cost has been rising 5-7 percent per year, but taxpayers may not be getting their money’s worth, and people locked up for minor crimes could be paying with their lives. […]

Listen to Part 4 of CKUT Prison Radio Interview with Jalil Muntaqim

Take the time (32 minutes) to listen to this excellent interview conducted by CKUT Prison Radio with Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim For more info on Jalil, please visit his website: www.freejalil.com It’s time to bring Jalil and all political prisoners home where they belong! Let’s PICK UP THE WORK AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN SOON! If you missed […]

Two Years After Historic Settlement Ending Indefinite Solitary Confinement in CA, CCR Details Ongoing Violations, Releases Report Showing Lasting Consequences of SHU Post-Release

New Filing Seeks One-Year Extension of Court Monitoring Based on Violations   NEW YORK and PALO ALTO – Two years after the historic settlement of Ashker v. Governor of California marked the end of indefinite solitary confinement in California, the Center for Constitutional Rights and co-counsel filed a motion to extend the terms of the settlement by […]

Politikal prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal speaks on mass shootings

By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal Transcribed from Oct. 2 broadcast from Prison Radio. The sounds of gunfire crackle through the night air, but few seem to realize its import. Some think it’s firecrackers; some, the thump, thump of helicopter blades chopping through the air; some even think it is sound effects to accentuate tunes of a […]

100,000 U.S. Prisoners Are Trapped in Isolation Units. ‘Solitary’ Author and Forensic Psychiatrist Terry Kupers Explains Why

Bill Berkowitz – October 6, 2017 There are nearly 100,000 people being held in solitary confinement today in America’s prisons. They are locked up in cramped, often windowless cells for nearly 24 hours a day. They eat alone. They exercise alone in small fenced-in areas known as cages or dog runs. They are almost completely […]

Lawsuits Challenge the Cruelty of Decades in Solitary Confinement on Death Row

By Aleks Gilbert  In a dissenting opinion written earlier this year, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that “If extended solitary confinement alone raises serious constitutional questions, then 20 years of solitary confinement, all the while under threat of execution, must raise similar questions, and to a rare degree, and with particular intensity.” Yet in a majority […]