Watchdog Finds Attica’s Mental Health Treatment Unit Is Haven For Abuse And Neglect

Entrance of the Attica Correctional Facility (Photo by Jayu) A new report from Disability Rights New York, the federal watchdog for people with disabilities in the state, found rampant abuse and neglect within the mental health treatment unit at the Attica Correctional Facility. Under state law, people with diagnosed serious mental illness, who face punitive […]

Workers Behind Bars: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration

September 1, 2017 by  Chris Costello In the era of neoliberalism, the institution of private prison is the subject of much debate. Proponents argue that the system is a cost-effective option. It allows the government to conserve tax dollars and allows cash-starved states to reallocate the funds. However, these assertions run counter to the vast […]

Albert Woodfox and Laura Whitehorn on Mass (Politikal) Imprisonment

During the August 19, 2017 Millions for Prisoners March in Washington, D.C. we caught up briefly with two formerly-held political prisoners, Albert Woodfoxand Laura Whitehorn. They shared a bit about themselves, why such gatherings are important and why we need to continue to struggle against mass incarceration. source: Albert Woodfox and Laura Whitehorn on Mass (Political) Imprisonment

George Jackson and the Eclipse

It somehow seems so fitting  that the sun should hide it’s head in shame on Aug 21 ********** lyrics to song by Bob Dylan   I woke up this mornin’, There were tears in my bed. They killed a man I really loved Shot him through the head. Lord, Lord, They cut George Jackson down. […]

Folsom ASU protesters, dispersed and persecuted, suspend hunger strike, appeal for support inside and out

A swift salute to all of the supporters and those concerned with the ongoing fight to reform CDCR’s ASUs by Anthony Joel Estrada On May 28, 2017, I was “special” transferred under a warden-to-warden agreement to DVI’s ASU (Administrative Segregation Unit). This was done in retaliation for alerting the public to the conditions of confinement […]

Prisons and Other Maladies of the Racist State: Reading Blood in my Eye in the Era of Mass Incarceration

  Our “Reading Racial Conflict” series continues with a reflection on the evolution of mass incarceration policies. Dan Berger engages the present through George Jackson’s Blood in My Eye. Published posthumously in 1972 after Jackson’s death in a prison revolt he led, the book engages the intersection of race, imprisonment, and capitalism as it appeared in an earlier […]

Delbert Africa Denied Parole; Given 5 Year Hit

Ona Move Earlier Today we received word from our Brother Delbert Africa that he was denied parole yet again and what is even more sadistic and bothersome to us is the fact that Delbert was given A FIVE YEAR HIT. Delbert was informed in a meeting today by Parole Board Member Leslie Grey of the […]

Honoring Struggles – Four Years Since the CA Hunger Strikes

Tomorrow, July 8, marks the four-year anniversary of prisoners in Pelican Bay’s solitary confinement units initiating what became the largest hunger strike in California’s history. Over 30,000 prisoners refused meals to protest against the use of solitary, rallying behind the strike’s imprisoned leadership, known as the Short Corridor Collective, to achieve five core demands. The […]

Historikal MOVE Plaque in Philly

On June 24, 2017 over 150 people came out to the unveiling of a plaque 32 years after Philly police dropped a bomb on the 6200 block of Osage Ave in West Philadelphia, killing 11 MOVE members including 5 children and burning down 61 homes. Past and present students of Jubilee School worked tirelessly researching […]

David Johnson of the San Quentin Six salutes politikal prisoner and expert jailhouse lawyer Ruchell Magee

by David Johnson “To some degree, slavery has always been outlawed and condemned on the outside by the hypocritical mockery of chattering lips. But on the inside, in prisons where slavery is embedded and proudly displayed as a Western way of life and a privilege of God himself, slavery is condoned on all of its […]