Prisoner firefighters poisoned by Montecito mudslide – no forewarning

by Malcolme Morgan I was recently transferred from San Quentin State Prison to Oak Glen Conservation Camp, which is one of several chain gang facilities or “fire camps” in the state of California. Incarcerated firefighters save bureaucrats in California millions of dollars every year by performing the various odd jobs that nobody else wants to […]

Notes on Advancing the Struggle Inside: ghettos and imprisonment

by a Colorado prisoner         permalink   There can be no doubt a capitalist system excludes a majority of any country’s populace from decision-making processes. These people are excluded only for their class and nation characteristics. Capitalism has two ways of addressing this exclusion: ghettos and imprisonment. Oppressed nations, lower classes and lumpen […]

Inside Mississippi’s notorious Parchman prison

By  Hannah Grabenstein Located about 100 miles south of Memphis in the Mississippi River Delta, the birthplace of the blues, Mississippi State Prison in Parchman, Mississippi, has become as much a historical landmark as it is a penitentiary. It’s about 30 miles from where Emmett Till was murdered in 1955, and surrounded by uninhabitable swampland. […]

Florida Warden Retaliates For Article Publicizing Prison Abuses, Slave Labor and Prisoner Protest (2018)

By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson During early January 2018 my article “Florida Prisoners Are Laying It Down” was published online, which discussed the prevalence of enforced slave labor in the Florida Department of Corruption (FDOC), the brutally inhumane conditions under which its prisoners live, and a planned nonviolent protest they were staging in efforts to bring attention […]

Redistributing the pain 2018: Shut ‘em down!

by Keith ‘Malik” Washington, Chief Spokesperson, End Slavery in Texas Movement, and IWOC member “The Black Panther Party is a revolutionary nationalist group and we see a major contradiction between capitalism in this country and our interests. We realize that this country became very rich upon slavery and that slavery is capitalism in the extreme. […]

Comrade Malik in Texas stands in Solidarity with the Hunger Strikers at the Allred Unit in Iowa Park, Texas

  By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Revolutionary Greetings Comrades! There is a hunger strike going on right now at the Allred-Ad-Seg Unit which is located in Iowa Park, Texas. There is a High Security Unit in Iowa Park, Texas and my comrade and fellow IWOC member Xinachtili also known as Alvaro Luna Hernandez is housed there. A […]

The Heat is On! Florida Prisoners Receive No Protection From Deadly Heat

by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson In the Heat of the Moment  On June 22, 2017 I was transferred from the Texas Department of Criminal (In)Justice (TDCJ) to the Florida Department of Corruption (FDOC).  I was initially confined at the Reception and Medical center (RMC), which houses and treats Florida’s most medically vulnerable and chronically ill prisoners.  One […]

End Prison Slavery in Texas Now! (2018)

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party, Prison Chapter, Texas Region.  More information about him and more follows the article.                       “For years we were called Niggers to indicate we had no value or worth and that anything could be done to […]

Wrongfully returned to SHU: Maximum security is no place for rehabilitation

  by Shavougue A. Mason Please allow me to begin by paying respects to all those who participated in and supported the hunger strikes, both outside and behind enemy lines. I also want to pay homage and offer my condolences to the families of the brave men who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the cause […]

Reimagining Prison with Frank Gehry

Prison as college campus. Prison as wellness center. Prison as monastery. By BILL KELLER   This story was published in partnership with The New Yorker. “I’ve personally spent only one night in jail,” Frank Gehry confessed. “I didn’t like it very much.” Gehry, 88, who has been described as our greatest living architect (and, by an admiring pro-cannabis website, […]