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

Assassination of Hugo Pinell: One guard asked another, ‘Did they get him?’

by Tyrone White I’m a 38-year-old native of South Sacramento currently incarcerated in Lancaster, Calif. I would like to expose injustice and further educate you and your readers on the events surrounding the murder of Hugo “Yogi” Pinell. I was housed in CSP (California State Prison) Sacramento from March 2004 until October 2015. On or […]

Hugo Lyon Antonio Pinell, aka Daddy

August 31, 2015 The longest held prisoner in Solitary Confinement: 46 years in Solitary, 51 years in prison by Allegra Taylor Aug. 12, 2015, I sat waiting for the mail to come as I did each day. This day it was different because for the first time my dad was in his first lockdown on […]

Mental Illness and Jailz: Race Is Left Out of the Equation

I image: Prison hall, profile in thought via Shutterstock; Edited: JR/TO) By James Kilgore In 1843, social justice crusader Dorothea Dix went before the Massachusetts Legislature with the intention of addressing an acute problem of the day: the incarceration of people with mental illness. Her declaration to the assembly highlighted the “state of Insane Persons,” […]

A Growing Resistance Movement in US Prisonz Seekz to End Slavery and Torture Behind Barz

by Ben Turk There is a widespread, growing and committed resistance movement happening in US prisons across the nation. This movement is not going away, and with more outside support and national coordination, it could be powerful enough to reshape not only the US prison system, but the entire society. At the time of this […]

Update From Dr. Mutulu Shakur

  GREETINGS TO ALL, I WAS PUT IN THE SHU ON FEB 7TH. THE INCIDENT SHOT WAS FOR ENCOURAGING A GROUP DEMONSTRATION AND CIRCUMVENTING THE PHONE MONITOR, NONE OF WHICH WAS TRUE. STEMS FROM THE BLACK HISTORY DISCUSSION AT THE NORTH RIDGE UNIVERSITY. PROFESSOR KARIN STANFORD. MORE DETAILS TO COME LATER. THE SHOT ENCOURAGING A GROUP […]

Scarred by solitary

By ENCENO MACY Solitary confinement is no place for a kid. I know this from firsthand experience. As a young person in the criminal justice system, I was placed in solitary – locked down in a small cell for up to 24 hours a day – several different times before I was out of my […]