Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard

In commemoration of the Attica Uprising 47 years earlier, incarcerated organizers chose yesterday as the final day of the nearly three-week-long National Prison Strike that began on August 21. The … Source: Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard Advertisements

Immigration policiez are criminalizing our communitiez

by Christina Mansfield, Cinthya Muñoz Ramos and Diana Zuñiga In this moment, with President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration and the mass protests throughout the country against the grand jury acquittals of police officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo for the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, it is more important than ever […]

New Directive May Curtail Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigrant Detention

By Jean Casella and James Ridgeway http://solitarywatch.com/2013/09/09/new-directive-may-curtail-use-solitary-confinement-immigrant-detention/#more-10984 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week issued a new “directive” that appears aimed at limiting the use of solitary confinement on individuals held in immigrant detention. The directive is being cautiously celebrated by human rights, civil liberties, and immigrants’ rights groups, who at the same time warn that […]

Zine: Sin Barras vol. 1

Sin Barras — ‘without (prison) bars’ in spanish — is a community-based group out of Santa Cruz that works to build coalitions to eradicate the prison industrial-complex. sin-barras-vol-1.pdf download PDF (2.4MB) [Click the image above to download and read our zine!] What is the prison industrial complex? The prison industrial complex (PIC) is a term […]