ALABAMA PRISON OFFICIALZ RETALIATE AGAINST PRISON STRIKE LEADER BY CUTTING WATER TO CELL

Left to right: Free Alabama Movement’s James Plesant, Melvin Ray, and Robert Earl Council Advocates say prison officials at the Kilby Correctional Facility in Alabama turned off the water to Kinetik Justice Amun’s solitary cell after he initiated a hunger strike. Officials then transferred him to the Limestone Correctional Facility, which has a “behavioral modification program” known among […]

PRESS ALERT Prison Strike Organizer Kinetik Justice iz in Danger for hiz Life

On October 21, 2016 Robert Earl Council (aka Kinetik Justice Amun) went on a Hunger Strike based on threats against his life from the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) administration and staff. He was transferred to a supermax facility, and water was shut off in his cell in an effort to force him out of […]

MASS INCARCERATION AND ITZ MYSTIFICATION: A REVIEW OF “THE 13TH”

DAN BERGER 13TH Directed by Ava DuVernay October 27, 2016 — This article was originally published by The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), and is reprinted here with permission. When prisoners in Alabama last spring proposed a national strike to protest “prison slavery,” they called out the infamous clause in the Thirteenth Amendment. The amendment […]

7 Palestinian prisonerz on hunger strike for freedom

There are currently seven Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on an open hunger strike against administrative detention and the mistreatment and repression of women prisoners and six prisoners. These seven prisoners include: Anas Shadid, 19, of the village of Dura near al-Khalil, has been on hunger strike since 25 September against his imprisonment without charge […]

Prison Revolutionariez of the ’60z Generation: Role Modelz for Contemporary Strikerz

 by   James Kilgore In the run-up to the national prison labor strike on September 9, revolutionaries of decades past cast their imposing shadows over a new generation of activists, especially those in organizations like the Free Alabama Movement. At a gathering of the Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted People & Families Movement (FICPFM) held in Oakland […]

Wisconsin Prison authoritiez keep hunger strikerz on brink of death

Special to Workers World from Waupun, Wis. August 22 — According to a letter from hunger striker LaRon McKinley, the “Dying to Live” hunger strike in Waupun Correctional Institution, which began June 5, has reached a crisis. On August 15, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI DOC) decided to suspend the force-feeding they had subjected […]

Louisiana Prisonerz Hunger Strike Against Inhuman Conditionz

by a Louisiana prisoner     permalink I’ve been in solitary confinement here at Louisiana’s Prison for 2 years now. David Wade Correctional Institution is a DOC facility. A disciplinary, concentration camp. Louisiana’s most repressed prison for inmates. Everywhere you move you have to be shackled and handcuffed. Even to the shower if it’s a […]

Lucasville Hunger Strike to End Solitary Confinement

by an Ohio prisoner      permalink Revolutionary greetings! We write to further enlighten you on the progress of our hunger strike at the Southern Ohio Corrections Facility in the state of Ohio. Since you were last informed, other comrades have joined our cause to end solitary confinement and psychological torture in prisons all across […]

Judge refusez to halt force feeding of inmate in solitary confinement protest

Inmate Cesar DeLeon’s request to stop nasal tube feeding on free-speech and religious grounds was rejected by a Wisconsin judge. by Dee J. Hall A Dodge County Circuit Court judge on Thursday, July 14, rejected a request by Waupun Correctional Institution inmate Cesar DeLeon to stop force feeding him after DeLeon testified that he would […]

Conversation from Death Row: Keith LaMar speakz with Jack Schuler

Topic: What’s it like to write about the world when your world is the size of a closet? On Tuesday July 12th, 8:00 Eastern, folks across the country are invited to listen in on an interactive phone call with Ohio death row inmate Keith LaMar. Author Jack Shuler, American literature and narrative nonfiction writing professor […]