4 yrz since our hunger strikez began, none of our core demandz have yet been met: Our protracted struggle must continue

by Mutope Duguma, Pelican Bay short corridor Let’s not forget that CDCr can lock you up for being an alleged leader, as an influential individual – on just this alone. 2015 marks four years since we collectively got together and launched our peaceful protests to end long term solitary confinement. We have not been able […]

The Final Straw: Hunger striking against the TIER Program at Georgia State Prison

Submitted by Anonymous April 16, 2015 At least four prisoners in the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville are on hunger strike. They demand an end to the Tier Program, a system used to grant and withhold privileges from prisoners. To understand why this is significant, here’s some history: In 2010, thousands of prisoners across Georgia, […]

A Growing Resistance Movement in US Prisonz Seekz to End Slavery and Torture Behind Barz

by Ben Turk There is a widespread, growing and committed resistance movement happening in US prisons across the nation. This movement is not going away, and with more outside support and national coordination, it could be powerful enough to reshape not only the US prison system, but the entire society. At the time of this […]

The link between capitalism and racism

by Kate Jeffreys We live in an age of racism. In Australia, the federal and Western Australian governments’ attempt to drive Aboriginal people in remote communities from their land is only the latest episode in the war on Indigenous people. In the United States, there is an epidemic of police slayings of predominantly Black young […]

Support these Komradez; OSP Hunger Strike Enters Third Week

Ten prisoners at OSP [Ohio State Penitentiary] have been on hunger strike since Monday March 16th. Supporters have been calling the prison and the legal services department at ODRC [Ohio Dept of Rehabilitation and Correction] central office with no discernable effect. The Warden and OSP staff refuse to take the hunger striking prisoners seriously. Unit […]

Ohio State Penitentiary Hunger Strike Enterz Second Week

On Monday March 16th, over 30 supermax prisoners at Ohio State Penitientiary went on hunger strike. Warden Jay Forshey and OSP staff are refusing to meet their demands or negotiate with them. Some of the hunger strikers have not even been met and consulted with regarding their demands. Eleven prisoners remain on hunger strike and […]

Prison closingz in Virginia mean worse conditionz for prisonerz

by Robert Machado Prisons are closing in Virginia. Officials say they can’t afford to keep them open. All the inmates needed to be out of Powhatan Correctional Center – not including receiving and medical because those will remain open – in Powhatan County, the Cold Springs Work Center in Augusta County, the White Post Diversion […]

Robert C. Fuentes, ‘poet, jailhouse lawyer and humanitarian in the hunger strikez,’ diez of CDCr medical neglect

by Mary Ratcliff Robert Fuentes was an award-winning poet and essayist. PEN America awarded him the Dawson Prize in fiction in the 2010 Prison Writing Contest for a piece titled “Lessons,” which is published at http://www.pen.org/fiction-short-story/lessons, and begins: “Well, I originally contemplated about trying to sugarcoat what I had to say; but in the end, […]

Pennsylvania hunger striker: I’m in search of a voice to help me bring light to our strugglez

by Andrew Stevenson I’m from SCI-Smithfield in Pennsylvania and I’m in search of a voice to help me bring light to the struggles that the inmates in this facility face. Now I’ve been on my hunger strike since June 11, 2014, and the reason for my hunger strike is policies being overlooked, harassment from COs […]

Largest hunger strike in history: California prisonerz speak out on first anniversary

  One year ago, on July 8, 2013, 30,000 California prisoners initiated the largest hunger strike the world has ever seen. Sixty days later, 40 prisoners, who had eaten nothing in all that time, agreed to suspend the strike when state legislators promised to hold hearings on ending solitary confinement, the heart of their demands. […]