At Tehachapi, release from SHU meanz more solitary confinement

by James Ingram Thanks for keeping the public informed of the rough, horrendous conditions those of us who’re serving time face in California’s prisons known as the SHU. A lot has been said about the conditions my fellow inmates at Pelican Bay face on a daily. Not to knock their struggles, but I felt it […]

Folsom inmatez wired for success (video)

  “I know it’s going to work for me when I get out,” one inmate said confidently, standing in the middle of a busy Vocational Electrician classroom inside the walls of Folsom State Prison (FSP). He is one of 27 prisoners in the class learning valuable skills and earning certifications, putting each one of them […]

Dept of Corrections Song…The Motto

Music taken from the instrumental Box Chevy By: Rick Ross. Written by B.G. Love edited and mixed by OGKB… Lyrics below…. A big shout out to all you T.E.A.’s CO’s Sgt’s and all those above, This job ain’t for everybody, SO GET YOUR MIND RIGHT!! I try to let you little inmates be, But you […]

Please help! – Inmates at the Cape Girardeau County Jail are consistently underfed

Does anyone  know about this?  I have no idea who this person(Rebecca Buchheit <>) is  but thought I’d pass this on just in case. Inmates at the Cape Girardeau County Jail are consistently underfed, except on days the  jail is aware their authorities will be present. Most days, they receive balanced but very small meals, regularly undercooked. They […]

Inside Pelican Bay State Prison’s ‘Secure Housing Unit’

Julie Small and Shirley Jahad Julie Small/KPCC The “Secure Housing Unit” at Pelican Bay State Prison.     Thousands of inmates in California prisons are held basically in solitary confinement, often for years on end. Authorities say the practice serves to isolate prison gang members. Human rights activists say it’s illegal and inhumane.   Inmates […]

Brainwashing Techniques Used by the Oppressor   My greetings of solidarity and respects are extended to all comrades on both sides of the razorwire. I just wanted to take this time to reproduce this list of CIA brainwashing techniques that are being used against the imprisoned and the oppressors. This is going on in all prisons across the nation, but […]

Former Tamms Inmates on Hunger Strike

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 10:33 AM 10:33 AM Message starred [Ppnews] Illinois – Former Tamms Inmates on Hunger Strike Hide Details From Political Prisoner News     Former Tamms Inmates on Hunger Strike Story Updated: Feb 5, 2013 PONTIAC — Inmates moved out of the Tamms Correctional Center are taking a stand against […]

Some Tamms prisoners on a hunger strike at Pontiac

Source: SPRINGFIELD – About 50 inmates at the Pontiac Correctional Center launched a hunger strike Monday, saying conditions are worse than when they resided at the now-closed super-maximum-security facility in Tamms. The Chicago-based Uptown People’s Law Center first revealed prisoners were participating in the strike, which comes about a month after the inmates were […]

Political or Gang Activity? “New Afrikan” Inmates in Solitary Confinement

August 7, 2012 by Sal Rodriguez Three African-American inmates in California Security Housing Unit’s (Pelican Bay and Corcoran State Prison’s) have recently written to Solitary Watch criticizing their continued isolation for being members of the Black Guerilla Family, the only black prison gang in California that will lead to placement in the SHU. According […]

Inmates in Solitary Confinement in California Respond to Prison Policy Reforms

by Sal Rodriguez   Prisoners in California’s Security Housing Unit (SHU) have offered their opinions of the recent reforms of the California prison system’s controversial gang validation policies. In correspondences with Solitary Watch, SHU inmates in Pelican Bay and Corcoran prisons have consistently been critical of the reforms, which among other things reform the […]