We stand together so prisoners never have to go through the years of torture we did

by Todd Ashker This is a follow-up to our October 2017 Prisoner Class Human Rights Movement’s statement of prisoner representatives on the second anniversary of the Ashker v. Brown settlement. In our collective October 2017 statement, we stressed: “(P)risoners and our families will have to re-energize the human rights movement, to fight against the continuing violations of […]

Are California prisoners the property of prison staff?

by Carl F. Harrison I frequently hear correctional officers make statements such as, “Inmate, get off my table,” “Inmate, get off my yard,” “Inmate, get off my bed” and so on. The idea that they own everything in the prison sounds like they have serious ownership issues, along with superiority complex and delusions. It could also be the reason they abuse […]

Tactics for Dealing with Correctional Officerz

by a Washington prisoner                                permalink   Currently on a day to day we are faced with dealing with situations that are not part of our sentence. For me I have to decide what approach or tactics I can use dealing […]

Agreement to End Hostilitiez in CA: 3 Year Statuz Update

by MIM(Prisons) September 2015 permalink This spring we sent out a request to all California USW supporters to give us updates on the status of the Agreement to End Hostilities (AEH) at their prison, and to send us a follow up report following the September 9th Day of Solidarity. This status report has been overshadowed […]

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 […]