Inmates in Pennsylvania launch boycott of prison profiteers

“I am going to boycott the third-party correspondence system,” Bryant Arroyo, an activist and organizer currently detained at SCI Frackville in central Pennsylvania, told this WW reporter during an extended Sept. 23 interview. Arroyo urges all prisoners to immediatelyi in response to the draconian new prison policies of current Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. Eliminating the […]

URGENT: Mumia Moved, Please Call the Department of Correctionz

URGENT:  We have gotten word that Mumia has been moved, according to the prison, for tests! We are not sure if he is in the infirmary, or a hospital, or elsewhere. We will keep you posted. For now, we will let the Department of Corrections know that we are on top of this and demand that Mumia’s family […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The illusion of correctional medicine

by Mumia Abu-Jamal In the netherworld of American prisons, one must jettison any medical assumptions one brings in from the so-called “free” world. We have been conditioned to see nurses as sweet sources of solace and doctors as people dedicated to healing the sick and easing our pains. In prison, new rules govern medicine and […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal’z 4th of July by Chris Hedges

FRACKVILLE, Pa.—Tens or even hundreds of thousands of Americans, like those in the visiting room of the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy, drove often for hours on the Fourth of July weekend to visit relatives or friends who are locked in cages. Millions suffered the painful absence this weekend of a father, a mother, a […]

CONTINUING LEGACIEZ OF RESISTANCE: Supporting Politicized Prisonerz

When I first entered the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and during many of my journeys throughout its Restrictive Housing Units (a.k.a. “hole”) in various maximum security prisons, I had the fortune to directly or indirectly come in contact with a couple of the Black Liberation Army and Black Panther Political Prisoners buried within the Department’s […]

From Califa’z: No Execution By Medical Neglect

Political prisoner and revolutionary journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal has been the victim of criminal neglect by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for months, and his life is in grave danger. The problem began in January with a severe skin rash which spread to Mumia’s entire body. When he asked for treatment he was given antibiotics and […]

Flood The Phone Linez For Secretary John Wetzel Of Pennsylvania Department Of Correctionz

Ona Move As of 9:10pm tonight we still do not have much word on the condition of our Brother William Phillips Africa. Phil’s wife Janine Africa was able to call Move Headquarters tonight and relayed the message that she did get to speak to a Major Gordon today from SCI Dallas and Major Gordon stated […]

Pennsylvania hunger striker: I’m in search of a voice to help me bring light to our strugglez

by Andrew Stevenson I’m from SCI-Smithfield in Pennsylvania and I’m in search of a voice to help me bring light to the struggles that the inmates in this facility face. Now I’ve been on my hunger strike since June 11, 2014, and the reason for my hunger strike is policies being overlooked, harassment from COs […]

Press Release: Robert Holbrook bringz lawsuit against prison for censorship

  Patricia Vickers, Bret Grot Published Mar  4, 2014 PRESS RELEASE: January 8, 2014 PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Human Rights Coalition (HRC), politicized prisoner Robert Saleem Holbrook and College of Charleston Professor Kristi Brian brought a lawsuit today against several employees of the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Coal Township and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA […]

Censorship behind the wallz

by Robert Saleem Holbrook On Oct. 18, 2013, the Central Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections upheld the censorship of the book “10 Lessons: An Introduction to Black History” by Mba Mbulu and refused to give me the book because they allege it contained “racially inflammatory material and/or writings that advocate violence against the […]