Jackson County jail inmates say they were forced to live in filth, file lawsuits

Two lawsuits describe similar “dangerous or repugnant” conditions a year apart and in different areas of the Jackson County Detention Center, and they contend that jail staff were indifferent to remedying inmate complaints. Jill Toyoshiba File photo BY MIKE HENDRICKS His jail cell stank like a feces-laden sewer the last few weeks of his stay […]

URGENT: Mumia Moved, Please Call the Department of Correctionz

URGENT:  We have gotten word that Mumia has been moved, according to the prison, for tests! We are not sure if he is in the infirmary, or a hospital, or elsewhere. We will keep you posted. For now, we will let the Department of Corrections know that we are on top of this and demand that Mumia’s family […]

Report on Mumia Abu Jamal’s Post-Conviction Appeal Act Hearing

Report on Mumia’s PCRA Hearing on Challenge to Appeals based on Bias of former prosecutor, then Supreme Court judge Ronald Castille, April 24, 2017 Yesterday, April 24, 2017, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 63rd birthday was the first court hearing on the PCRA (Post-Conviction Appeal Act) petitition that was filed on August 7, 2016 by attorneys Judith Ritter […]

Drugz, Chess, Bookz, Or Gambling: How To Fight Boredom In Prison

by Daniel Genis Leisure time, unstructured and purposeless, generally makes up most of an American prison inmate’s day. Most convicts are just sent to the yard, where they socialize, exercise, play games and sports, and make their deals. Entire lives are spent in the incarcerated world, typified by the sexual compromises and prominence of violence that […]

Politikal Prisoner Bill Dunne iz in the hole

Political prisoner Bill Dunne has been in the hole since January, so his contact with his partner has been limited. It was just discovered by her that he passed out in his cell 2 weeks ago and was taken to the hospital, where he stayed overnight. It is not known what caused him to lose […]

Audio segment online: Lynne Stewart’z Support for LGBT Rightz

This 17-minute segment aired last night on WBAI, but can be heard online at http://outfm.org/liberation/index.php/home/internship-application/342-lynne-stewart-fought-for-lgbt-rights-queer-women-in-the-balkans-turkey-and-sage-youth —————— Long-time people’s lawyer Lynne Stewart made invaluable contributions to human rights in many arenas, including LGBT rights and inclusion. Out-FM associate producer Bob Lederer interviews Ralph Poynter, Lynne’s husband about her contributions in this area. Lynne died March 7, […]

Hunger Strike Continuez at Northwest Detention Center Az GEO Retaliatez With Worsening Food

Tacoma, WA – Today, over a dozen individuals detained at Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) continued a hunger strike to call attention to the abysmal conditions at the facility, which have only gotten worse since Trump took office. More immigrants plan to join the hunger strike this weekend. Men and women detained at the facility have […]

UAlbany Launchez Project to Digitize History of Executionz in the United Statez (United Snakez)

The mug shot of 14-year-old George Stinney (part of the M. Watt Espy Collection at UAlbany), the youngest person to be sentenced to death and executed in the United States following a racially-biased trial. For more than 40 years, Espy, an opponent of the death penalty, traced the often tragic history of legal executions in […]

PROFESSOR CARNAGE

Dave Grossman teaches police officers to think like “warriors.” But is the rise of a militarized mindset turning black citizens into targets? BY STEVE FEATHERSTONE Early one Friday morning, more than 250 police officers file into a high school auditorium in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Dressed in the uniform of the off-duty cop—polo shirts and khakis accessorized […]

Planted Weaponz and Stolen Property: Mounting Retribution for Continued Exposurez of Abusez in Texaz Prisonz (2017)

By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson When Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, then a prisoner in Virginia, burst into California politics with his hunger strike logo in 2011, he was recognized by the earlier self-portrait. Largely because of his influence in California, the Virginia authorities punished him by sending him to prison in Oregon, the only state whose original […]