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

Organizing for the 25th Anniversary of the Lucasville Uprising

  Twenty-Five years after the longest prison uprising in which people died, the full story has not been told. April 11, 2018 will be the 25th Anniversary of the Lucasville Uprising, a defining event in the history of criminal justice and prison systems in Ohio and the United States. Lucasville stands out from other prison […]

Join the fight to #FREEKeithLaMar

  Keith LaMar is wrongfully on death row. He recently ended his 9-day hunger strike against cruel restrictions at the Ohio State Penitentiary after the warden agreed to meet his demands. But the much larger fight is still ahead of us. We are asking you to join the fight to #FREEKeithLaMar.  We are launching a […]

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 […]

Ohio State Penitentiary Hunger Strike Enterz Second Week

On Monday March 16th, over 30 supermax prisoners at Ohio State Penitientiary went on hunger strike. Warden Jay Forshey and OSP staff are refusing to meet their demands or negotiate with them. Some of the hunger strikers have not even been met and consulted with regarding their demands. Eleven prisoners remain on hunger strike and […]

We Kill Our Revolutionariez

By Chris Hedges   Law officers and National Guard troops assemble outside the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility at Lucasville in 1993 as a revolt by inmates entered its 10th day. (AP/Mark Duncan) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—Siddique Hasan, his legs shackled to a chair, sat in the fourth-floor visiting room of the Ohio State Penitentiary, a supermax prison. […]

The Irish Hunger Striker Who Ignited a Generation

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/03/19/a-prisoners-salute-to-bobby-sands/ The Irish Hunger Striker Who Ignited a Generation by DENNIS O’HEARN I attended a birthday party last week. It was in Ohio State Penitentiary, on the 60th birthday of Bobby Sands, the Irish political prisoner who died after 66 days on hunger strike back in 1981. He was 27 then and he was followed […]

Illinoiz prisonerz in Menard High Security Unit plan to begin hunger strike Jan. 15

by Alice and Staughton Lynd The following information is based on numerous letters from prisoners in the High Security Unit at Menard Correctional Center in Illinois written in December 2013. These prisoners expect to go on hunger strike on Jan. 15, 2014, due to their placement and retention in severe isolation, under inhumane living conditions, […]

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, […]