Apartheid Attica

Nestled in the upstate New York rural community, stand grey walls and ominous gun towers, inside 24 hundred souls captured and confined. Marching two by two, 40 strong, escorted by club wielding guards enter a messhall, a sea of Black and Brown faces, under camera surveillance and controlled, by the threat of club wielding automatons. […]

Listen to Part 3 of CKUT Prison Radio Interview with Jalil Muntaqim

Take the time (20 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 […]

States of Women’s Incarceration: The Global Context

By Aleks Kajstura and Russ Immarigeon Introduction We already know that when it comes to incarceration, the United States is truly exceptional. As we have reported previously, the United States incarcerates 716 people for every 100,000 residents, more than any other country. Worldwide, and within the U.S., the vast majority of those incarcerated are men. As a result, […]

“Rikers: An American Jail”: A New Film on Mass Incarceration

By Michael T. Barry Jr This post is part of my blog series that announces the release of new films in African American History and African Diaspora Studies. Today, I am featuring “Rikers: An American Jail”  which is currently screening at locations across the country and is streaming at RIKERSfilm.org. *** Bill Moyers With an introduction by executive editor Bill Moyers, this […]

Seth Hayes Fighting for His Life

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CAMPAIGN FOR PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONER ROBERT SETH HAYES!!! October 15th was not just the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party; It is was the 69th birthday of one of its bravest participants…Robert Seth Hayes!…Tragically, Seth is fighting for his life in prison NOW! Please and support this critical medical alert […]

Women’s Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2017

By Aleks Kajstura October 19, 2017 With growing public attention to the problem of mass incarceration, people want to know about women’s experience with incarceration. How many women are held in prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities in the United States? And why are they there? While these are important questions, finding those answers requires not […]

U.S. Prisoners Need Some Love

by Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford  In an essay for Prison Radio, Charles Diggs, an inmate at Pennsylvania’s Graterford state prison, said U.S. leaders “need the courage to imagine something different than 1,500 prisons all over the country.”   source: U.S. Prisoners Need Some Love 

HISTORY AT ITS BEST! Take the Time to Read Parts 1 and 2 of A PRIMER: New Afrikan History of Struggle and Perspective by PP Jalil Muntaqim

Jalil has taken the time to compose the African American History curriculum he was teaching when he was thrown into the hole. This is incredible in-depth history at its best! Please take the time to read Part 1 and Part 2 of this History. If you are an educator, please consider integrating this history into your lessons. Also, please […]

Don’t let CDCR reverse our hunger strike-won legal victory: Statement of prisoner representatives on second anniversary of Ashker v. Brown settlement

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa (Ronnie Dewberry), Arturo Castellanos, Todd Ashker and George Franco Oct. 14, 2017, marks the two-year anniversary of the approval of the Ashker settlement. We celebrate our victory in the Ashker case, in which virtually all of the over 1,600 prisoners then languishing in indeterminate SHU were released to General Population. This […]