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 […]

Wisconsin DOC iz force feeding prisonerz who are on hunger strike to end solitary confinement

by Ben Turk We have confirmed that at least two of the perhaps dozens of prisoners who have been refusing food since the week of June 10 are being force fed by Wisconsin Department of Corrections officials. Using a practice which has been condemned by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Red Cross as […]

“Enough Iz Enough”: Prisonerz Across The Country Band Together To End Slavery For Good

by Carimah Townes Siddique Hasan, a self-described revolutionary from Savannah, Georgia, has been waiting for a moment like this one, when prisoners across the country band together and say “enough is enough” when it comes to being treated like a slave. “It’s time for a broader struggle,” he told ThinkProgress during his daily phone time in […]

Prison Boycott in Illinois Targetz Costz of Incarceration

During the month of April, at least 100 of those incarcerated at Stateville Correctional Center, about an hour outside of Chicago, Illinois, participated in a boycott of the overpriced phone calls, commissary goods and vending machines. “Mass incarceration is a luxury business,” stated Patrick Pursley, one of the men who joined in the boycott. The […]

Hunger strike at Wisconsin’z Waupun state prison against conditionz of a ‘living hell’

by Gary Joad An estimated half dozen or more prisoners locked away in solitary confinement at Wisconsin’s maximum security facility in Waupun, Wisconsin, announced last week they would begin a hunger strike in opposition to what one inmate has described as a “living hell” in the institution’s “hole.” Waupun, Wisconsin, population 11,340 at the 2010 […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Prisoner Hunger Strike Enterz Second Week, Spreadz to Multiple Facilitiez

   Prisoners who called for the “Dying to Live” June 10th food refusal campaign have not given up their protest, despite retaliation from the Wisconsin Department of Correctiongns (DOC) and increasing health concerns. Last week seven prisoners vowed to refuse to eat until the DOC moves toward eliminating their practice of long term solitary confinement. […]

September 9th Prison Strike

Prison inmates around the country have organized to resist the world’s largest and most profitable system of human bondage. Mass Black incarceration marks the U.S. as a racist police state. “When we stand up to these authorities,” say the prisoners, “they come down on us, and the only protection we have is solidarity from the […]

Court rules no punishment for California prison hunger striker

California Court of Appeals grants relief to former Pelican Bay SHU prisoner wrongfully disciplined for refusing to eat during the 2013 hunger strike by Kim Rohrbach Jorge Gomez had spent over a decade in Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Unit (SHU) at the time of California’s historic 2013 Prisoner Hunger Strike. Launched in early […]

Frisco 5 hunger strikerz to SFPD: ‘Stop executing our people’

by Dave Welsh San Francisco – Five hunger strikers dubbed the Frisco 5 – angered by new police murders of Black and Brown people – have been occupying half the sidewalk in front of Mission Police Station since April 21. It’s Day 13 of their liquid-only fast and they’re losing weight, but they vow to […]