Prisoner Human Rightz Movement BLUE PRINT

Movement BLUE PRINT  prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity (FULL BLUE PRINT pdf- all docs-284pgs) Overview Table of Contents Blue Print core document Appendix BLUE PRINT The declaration on protection of all persons from being subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 3452 (XXX) of […]

Young prisoner speaks on Yogi’z assassination and bridging the generation gap

by Koray Rice The Klansmen behind Yogi’s assassination knew he was full of love and sharp as a knife It just gets my blood boiling what the Klansmen did to brother Hugo. I don’t expect anything different from them. When they see they can’t break you, they kill you. From George Jackson to Stanley Tookie […]

Blackz who tried to save Hugo Pinell still being punished for ‘playing God,’ az DA refusez to prosecute Pinell’z killerz

by Tommy ‘Jaboe’ Williams Let me start by saying much respect and love. You all give a voice to us even though CDCR is trying to muffle it. Here is a brief update on the continued disrespect that CDCR is showing to brothers involved in the Aug. 12, 2015, attack on Yogi (Hugo Pinell) as […]

There is no #$!@%^&*#¡@# excuse for incarcerating juvenilez in adult prisonz. But we do it anyway

by Meteor Blades attribution: Denver Public Library Archives The laundry at the Colorado State Industrial School for Boys. It still looked like that when I did time there. In August 1959, I emerged a free person from the Industrial School for Boys in Golden, Colorado, after 23 months of incarceration. I was 12 years old. It […]

Torture Continuez: CDCR Settlement Screwz Prisonerz

by Wiawimawo of MIM(Prisons) September 2015 permalink It’s been over a week since we got the news on the settlement ofAshker v. Brown.(1) For a case that is so central to what we do as an organization we’ve taken our time to respond. We’ve read and re-read the legal documents and listened to the celebratory […]

Thoughtz on Prison Guardz by Judge

The number one threat to a correctional officers safety isn’t the inmates they’re paid to oversee, it’s the actions of their fellow officers. Respect is a two way street. To get respect, you have to give respect. In the penitentiary any slight to another inmate is dealt with justly. Whatever the convicts code dictates is […]

Legionnairez’ disease case at San Quentin prison promptz shutoff of water

Inmates walk around in one of the cellblocks at San Quentin State Prison in 2014. One inmate at the prison was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease and several others are showing symptoms, prison officials said. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times) By PAIGE ST. JOHN Officials turned off the water at San Quentin State Prison on Friday […]

Black August: Beyond 34 yearz of resistance

August 9, 2013 by Shaka At-thinnen When the concept of Black August manifested in 1979, many thought it was simply a focus group protest growing out of the avoidable death of Khatari Gaulden on Aug. 1, 1978, in the San Quentin prison infirmary. Survival for Africans in California’s prison population of 20,000 inmates had to […]

Across the ‘Bridge of Pain’

How the Rikers Island Jail became America’s most infamous penitentiary. Rikers Island: 415 acres of prison mismanagement. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) by Will Di Novi In the 18 months since he became mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio has made several trips across a 4,200-foot causeway in the city’s East River. To the Queens […]

How Racist Iz Solitary Confinement?

It hardly bears repeating that people of color are incarcerated in staggering numbers. But a new study authored by health officials with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) shows that racial disparities in jail run far deeper: black and Hispanic inmates are vastly more likely to be punished with solitary […]