Perry NoName: A Journal From A Federal Prison-book 1

  by Perry Redd (Author) Among the most honest accounts of life behind the razor wire of a federal prison, Perry Redd tells the story of American injustice from the view of a social change activist. A chronology, treatise, as well as a social commentary, Redd outlines the failures of America’s failure of thealongside the failures of […]

Kinetik speaks: ‘In segregation or on the yard, the message is the same – SLAVERY MUST END’

June 25, 2018 by Kinetik Justice Amun (Robert Earl Council), Free Alabama Movement With strength and optimism, I greet the Comrades and salute the Freedom Fighters! It has been a long ride, we have come a long way, yet there is so much work we still must do. And, I pen this expression with those […]

Electronic Monitors: How Companies Dream of Locking Us in Our Homes

Eighteen-month-old Anibal Jurado, waiting with members of the Mountain View Friends Meeting and the Sanctuary collation while his mother Ingrid Encalada Latorre has her ankle monitor fitted and activated at BI Incorporated in Greenwood Village so she can live with her family during her stay of deportation. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty […]

Several States Bar Landlords from Automatically Denying Housing to Felons

by Lonnie Burton At least three states and the federal government are putting landlords on notice: You may not automatically deny housing to someone simply because he or she has a felony record. These rules and guidelines take different forms, ranging from state attorney general directives to lawsuits and court decisions, legislation, and in the […]

The parallel epidemics of incarceration & HIV in the Deep South

In this week’s newsletter we take a public health approach to mass incarceration, examining how disparities in HIV rates overlap with inequalities in our criminal justice system. by Emily Widra In a New York Times Magazine article published in June 2017, journalist Linda Villarosa highlighted the “hidden HIV epidemic” among Black gay and bisexual men in the Deep […]

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, […]

Why isn’t ‘prison reform’ seeking an effective demand for change?

by Anthony Robinson “A criminal justice system is a mirror in which a whole society sees the darker outlines of its face. Our ideas of justice and evil take on visible form in it, and thus we see ourselves in deep relief.” – “The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison” by Jeffrey Reiman […]

On the 52nd Anniversary of Hiz Murder, Watch Malcolm X Prophesize Today’z Police State

by Matt Agorist “They think they are living in a police state, and they become hostile toward the policemen. They think that the policeman is there to be against them rather than to protect them. And these thoughts, these frustrations, these apparitions, automatically are sufficient to make these Negroes begin to form means and ways to […]

New report revealz who payz for and who benefitz from mass incarceration

In a first-of-its-kind report, the Prison Policy Initiative aggregates economic data to offer a big picture view of who pays for and who benefits from mass incarceration. The report, Following the Money of Mass Incarceration, and infographic are a first step toward better understanding who benefits from mass incarceration and who might be resistant to […]

Black Pantherz at 50: Reflectionz on their legacy

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, founded in Oakland, California. I went to the Oakland Museum of California to see the exhibit “All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50” and it got me to reflect on how the Panthers and other movements of that era affected […]