September 9 Builds Peace and Solidarity

by MIM(Prisons) October 2018   permalink Reports from the September 9 Day of Peace and Solidarity are starting to come in. Comrades in prisons across the country commemorated the anniversary of the Attica uprising, building the movement and taking a stand against the criminal injustice system. This day of action was initiated in 2012 by a prisoner-led organization […]

Comrade Malik: Racism in the US is a symptom of capitalism

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Peace and blessings, sister and brothers! Well, October is here and it is most certainly time for a few October surprises! I’d like to send out a clenched fist salute to Amani Sawari of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. I have studied the transcript of Amani’s appearance on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. […]

South Carolina prisoners: Society turns people into criminals

PART 6 By Jared Ware posted on September 22, 2018   Jared Ware conducted this interview after an April 15 rebellion at Lee Correctional Institution, a South Carolina maximum security prison. It was the deadliest prison uprising since the Lucasville Uprising on April 11-21, 1993. (Lucasville prison uprising 25th anniversary, Workers World) Individuals inside Lee who participated are identified […]

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

South Carolina prisoners jailed in ‘a modern day plantation’ at Workers.org

South Carolina prisoners jailed in ‘a modern day plantation’ By Jared Ware Conducted after an April 15 rebellion at Lee Correctional Institution, a South ­Carolina maximum security prison, this excerpted interview is Part 5 of a series. (Earlier segments are availabl.e at workers.org.) Lee was the deadliest prison uprising since the Lucasville Uprising on April 11-21 1993 […]

Strike Statement to the Press; August 22, 2018

Statement regarding the ongoing Nationwide Prison Strike issued August 22, 2018, Day 2 of the strike. Issued by the Prison Strike Media Team Amani Sawari official outside media representative of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak prisonstrikemedia@gmail.com Jared Ware Freelance Journalist covering prisoner movements jaybeware@gmail.com @jaybeware on Twitter Brooke Terpstra Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) National Media Committee […]

National Prison Strike

July 14, 2018 by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak This call is for a two-week national strike beginning on Aug. 21, the anniversary of George Jackson’s assassination, and extending until Sept. 9, the anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion in 1971. The call has been taken up inside from coast to coast, and across at least 17 […]

Nationwide Prison Strike Set for August 21 – September 9

The death of 7 inmates in fighting at South Carolina’s Lee correctional facility “is an indictment on the nation as a whole,” said Brother Dee, of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, in an interview with Black Agenda Radio producer Kyle Fraser. Inmates with the prison slavery abolition movement have put forward a list of ten demands, including the […]

Beyond Prisons Episode 7: Millions For Prisoners Human Rights March feat. Krystal Rountree

BEYOND PRISONS – EPISODE 7: MILLIONS FOR PRISONERS HUMAN RIGHTS MARCH FEAT. KRYSTAL ROUNTREE In episode 7 of Beyond Prisons, Brian and Kim are joined by Krystal Rountree, founder of iamWE and national organizer of the upcoming Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March on August 19 in Washington, D.C. Krystal discusses the hard work being done […]