Arizona Prison Iz Not Reporting Disease Cases To Health Agency

There’s no record that Corrections Corporation of America ever told a county health agency about valley fever cases for Hawaii prisoners. By Rui Kaneya   In an apparent violation of Arizona regulations, Corrections Corporation of America, the largest for-profit prison company in the country, is failing to report the cases of valley fever among Hawaii […]

Private Prisonz Exposed, and Same az Public

by MIM(Prisons)     permalink Recently an exposé of the private prison Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, Lousiana, run by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), was published in Mother Jones.(1) The article explains conditions which are completely inhumane, and many of the atrocities are linked to the CCA’s drive for profit. In the section about the mailroom, […]

My four monthz az a private prison guard

by Shane Bauer Chapter 1: “Inmates Run This Bitch” Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from a prison run by theCorrections Corporation of America (CCA). “The last riot we had was two years ago,” he says over the phone. “Yeah, but that was with the Puerto Ricans!” says a woman’s voice, […]

Virgin Islandz 3 Update: Seitu Petition for Habeaz Corpus on their Behalf

As a result of the Virgin Islands 3 (Malik, Abdul, and Haneef) filing for their right to immediate and unconditional release from illegal and political imprisonment this past December, they have been subjected to increased repression, first being rounded up and put in the hole, then being removed from the isles entirely and again placed […]

Prisonerz, where iz thy victory?

  by Anthony Robinson Jr. “You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul.” – Gandhi CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) and […]

Prison industry vendorz react to “prison reform” talk

by Peter Wagner A huge spread in the Business section of the Sunday New York Times focuses on reporter and columnist David Segal’s recent trip to the American Correctional Association conference, where he met companies of all sorts who sell prisons and jails the raw materials — except for people — needed for a prison […]

We must leave the cropz in the field

by Anthony Robinson Jr. “One of the gravest obstacles to the achievement of liberation is that oppressive reality absorbs those within it and thereby acts to submerge human beings’ consciousness. Functionally, oppression is domesticating.” – Paulo Freire, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” The mass of prisoners have become domesticated by the paternal instincts of the rules […]

“I Can’t Breathe,” Could You?, By Chairman Shaka Zulu

    All power to the people!   Northern State Prison, like most prisons, constitutes one huge cesspool of corruption, connected to one huge machine called Mass Incarceration. This huge machine conforms to the capitalist logic of maximization of the rate of profit.   Our minds and bodies (mental and manual labor) in the Mass […]