Through his art, a former prisoner diagnoses the systemic sickness of Florida’s penitentiaries

Moliere Dimanche would use anything he could scrounge up – pieces of folders, the back of commissary forms, old letters – as canvases. Moliere Dimanche, Author provided In 2007, Haitian-American artist Moliere Dimanche was sentenced to 10 years in Florida state prisons, where he ended up serving eight-and-a-half years. While imprisoned, he made art – a series […]

Baby-Snatching Practice Blocked Motherhood For 20-million Seconds

Justice system abuses mothers with no apologies by:  Linn Washington Jr. Debbie Africa with son Mike Jr. (right) and lawyer Brad Thomson (left). LBW Photo The piercing, bone-deep pain for a parent from having their child forcefully snatched away by authorities is a hurt Debbie Sims Africa knows in horrific ways. The immense suffering some […]

In Tribute to Black Politikal Prisoners

“They are the unspoken, invisible and buried-alive legacy of the revolutionary movements of the 1960s and 70s that were neutralized by the FBI, local police, courts and the corporate media, by way of Cointelpro,” said Dequi Kioni Sadiki, host of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee’s 22nd annual dinner Tribute to Black Political Prisoners and Their Families, […]

You Can Break The Man But You Can’t Break The Man’s Spirit

by a Texas prisoner      permalink At the end of March 2016, an incident took place on the Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony Texas that paralyzed an unarmed inmate from the neck down. The use of extreme force is beyond this measurement as this inmate was already locked in a cage, secluded from population and […]

When Black Women’s Stories Of Sexual Abuse Are Excluded From The National Narrative

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568133048/568133049 Karen Attiah, The Washington Post’s global opinions editor, says current conversation surrounding sexual harassment largely excludes victims who are women of color. The Washington Post The recent cultural reckoning over sexual assault and harassment has highlighted the dangers women face in workplaces throughout Hollywood, media organizations and in public office. The growing number of accusations has […]

RASHID HAS BEEN MOVED! EMERGENCY APPEAL!

Supporters have received word that Kevin “Rashid” Johnson was picked up by Virginia officials and removed from Clements Unit on Thursday, June 23rd. He is no longer being held by Texas Department of Criminal Justice. WE DO NOT KNOW WHERE HE IS OR WHERE HE IS BEING TAKEN. Rashid is Minister of Defense of the New Afrikan […]

What’s hidden behind the walls of Amerika’s prisons

by Heather Ann Thompson Few Americans fully appreciate just how many of their fellow citizens are ensnared in the criminal justice system. Some may have heard that there are about 2.3 million people behind bars, but that figure tells only part of the story. Yes, in a stunning array of 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, […]

Folsom hunger strike begins today, May 25 – your support is needed

by Anthony Estrada via a family member On May 16, inmates at Old Folsom State Prison made contact with the outside world to announce that they will begin a hunger strike on May 25. This announcement comes in response to ongoing mistreatment, dehumanization and unbearable living conditions at Old Folsom. Hunger strikes are a last […]

An Unspeakable Toll: Relentlezz Violence and the Middle Passage

By Joshua Rothman This post is part of our online roundtable on Sowande’ Mustakeem’s Slavery at Sea In 1790, Thomas Trotter testified to a committee of the British House of Commons about the things he had seen while serving as a surgeon on board the slave ship Brookes in 1783. Among the stories he told was that of a West […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

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