Blog #44: Carnage

Blog #44: Carnage Like many, I was horrified when I heard about the children killed at the Ariana Grande concert, followed by the rampage in London. The increasing incessant violence in the name of Islam, the murdering of non-combatant civilians, is WRONG! Generally speaking, it scars the beautiful face of Islam, making it appear ugly […]

Death Row Doctoring: The Dicey Medical Ethics of Prison Executions

by Seema Yasmin, MD I had seen people die, but I had never watched a person be killed—until I moved to Texas. It was a warm day in September 2014 when my editor sent me to death row in Huntsville. I had joined the Dallas Morning News as a reporter that summer, never expecting my job […]

The downstream effect of 35 years of jail growth? A state prison boom

by Joshua Aiken  In our most recent report, Era of Mass Expansion, we argued that state lawmakers need to pay attention to local jails: the U.S. jail population has tripled over the last three decades almost entirely because local justice systems have increasingly detained people who are legally innocent but too poor to make bail. […]

Politikal Prisoner Veronza Bowers Has Been Moved!

Greetings friends Our wonderful comrade Veronza Bowers,has been moved to the Federal Medical Facility Butner, NC. We will send out more information on his medical condition as it comes to us. Please send him a card to let Veronza and the facility know we care about him. Thank you all Veronza Bowers #35316-136 FMC BUTNER […]

How The BOP Uses CMUs To Silence Prison Writers

by Seth Ferranti Counting the days takes on a whole new meaning when you’re 22 years into a 25-year federal drug sentence. I was biding my time in a federal prison in Arkansas in 2013 when I was abruptly yanked from the compound and thrown into the Special Housing Unit. The reason? Writing articles critical of […]

Beyond Prisons Episode 7: Millions For Prisoners Human Rights March feat. Krystal Rountree

BEYOND PRISONS – EPISODE 7: MILLIONS FOR PRISONERS HUMAN RIGHTS MARCH FEAT. KRYSTAL ROUNTREE In episode 7 of Beyond Prisons, Brian and Kim are joined by Krystal Rountree, founder of iamWE and national organizer of the upcoming Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March on August 19 in Washington, D.C. Krystal discusses the hard work being done […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

When Systems Fail (2:45) Mumia Abu-Jamal Excerpt 1 (1:55) Ozzie Mann Wright Fight Toxic Prisons (6:13) Bryant Arroyo House Bill 135 (2:54) Omar Askia Ali Larry Krasner, The People’s Champ (3:29) Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall Millions March On D.C. (3:36) Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall Excerpt 2 (3:53) Ozzie Mann Wright

Support the Hunger Strike of California Folsom Prisoners

Folsom Prison. Update: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network issued a statement on June 1 in support of the Folsom prisoners’ hunger strike. The strike began on May 25, reportedly with 59 prisoners of different races/nationalities participating. The statement said in part that “Samidoun expresses its strongest support for the strikers and their demands, and for […]

Palestinian prisoners support network stands in solidarity with U.S. prisoners on hunger strike in Folsom State Prison, while celebrating Palestinian hunger strikers’ victory

June 11, 2017 Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses our solidarity with the hunger strike taking place in the Folsom State Prison B4 Administrative Segregation Unit (ASU) in California in the United States. Isolated prisoners launched their strike on 25 May to protest the inhumane conditions in which they are held in solitary confinement. The […]

The Puerto Rican Colony, Oscar Lopez Rivera and the Politics of Parades

Iris Morales, attorney, activist, educator, filmmaker and author recently of Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords 1969 – 1976 joined us once again to discuss Puerto Rican colonization, the freedom of Oscar Lopez Rivera and the politics of the Puerto Rican Day Parade. See our previous interview with Iris Morales here!