Keith LaMar Execution Motion Response

“An execution date should not be scheduled because Mr LaMar’s death sentence is precisely the sort identified by the Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty. Mr LaMar’s conviction rests on prisoner testimony which is not independently corroborated; there is no physical or video evidence linking him to the crimes and […]

Let Lucasville Uprising Prisoners Tell Their Own Stories!

Staughton & Alice Lynd Staughton and Alice Lynd are prominent activists and have been involved in numerous causes, including the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement, workers’ rights, and prisoners’ rights. They have worked with the ACLU of Ohio as volunteer attorneys for over 20 years. Introduction The eleven-day rebellion at the Southern Ohio Correctional […]


by Keith ‘Bomani’ LaMar ‘‘And if it is a despot you would dethrone, / see first that his throne erected / within you is destroyed.” – Khalil Gibran I love Donald Trump! Yes, of course, I disagree with most everything he says, and his sensibilities remind me of every racist I have ever met; but […]

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 […]

Lucasville Amnesty Reminder: Conversation from Death Row with Keith LaMar

When: Monday April 11th at 8 PM (EST)— the 23rd anniversary of the Lucasville Prison Uprising Moderator: Dr. Nandi Crosby, sociology professor at Chico State University Topic: The Economics of Incarceration (costs both inside facilities and to society) Invite your friends on Facebook: Dr. Nandi Crosby is a transformative teacher, both at the university […]


The Praise March 2:26  Mumia Abu-Jamal Listen A Defined Voice 1:21 Herman Wallace Listen Bombs Over Damascus 3:27 Mumia Abu-Jamal Listen We Are All Doing Time 2:46 Kevin Rashid Johnson  Listen Political Prisoners 3:38 Jaan Lamaan Listen Bradley Manning‘s Statement to Court 7:59 Listen   A Year in Hell Lorenzo Cat Williams 5:09 Listen OSP Hunger Strike […]

Bomani Shakur and Staughton Lynd speak to the Re-Examining the Lucasville Uprising Conference

  May 20, 2013     The Re-Examining the Lucasville Uprising Conference, held April 19-21 in Columbus, Ohio, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Lucasville Uprising, was a resounding success by all reports. “A strong and vibrant coalition has come together to advocate for innocence of those convicted in the aftermath of the uprising,” […]

Lucasville Prison Rebellion 20 years later: an interview wit’ political prisoner Imam Saddique Hasan

Lucasville prisoners lead spreading hunger strike at Ohio State Penitentiary by The People’s Minister of Information JR Twenty years ago, there was a prison uprising in a U.S. concentration camp commonly known as Lucasville to the community and prisoners but as Southern Ohio Correctional Facility on paper. A number of people were murdered including a […]

Greg Curry on Lucasville Uprising and 20th anniversary hunger strike demanding media access

by Annabelle Parker Greg Curry, 48, is a prisoner in the Ohio State Penitentiary, the supermax facility in that state, serving a life sentence following a major disturbance in the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF), in Lucasville, Ohio. This disturbance, known as the Lucasville Uprising, started 20 years ago, on April 11, 1993, after the warden, […]

For Immediate Release: Four Lucasville Uprising Prisoners on Hunger Strike.

April 11th, 2013, Youngstown, OH– Four prisoners housed at Ohio State Penitentiary began refusing food today. Greg Curry, Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Jason Robb and Bomani Shakur, who have been housed at OSP since it opened, are demanding that media outlets be allowed to come for sit-down on-camera interviews with them. In a recorded announcement, Bomani Shakur described the hunger strike as a […]