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In 2017, Nearly 100 Times More Amerikans Were Killed by Police Than Terrorists

While 2017 was one of the safest years for police on record, police killings in the United States have become an epidemic with no signs of slowing down. In the United States, in 2017, according to the government data, eight events took place on American soil that were classified as acts of terrorism. The combined […]

Mentally ill prisoner, ignored and neglected, commits suicide in solitary confinement at Eastham Ad-Seg Unit

Solitary confinement has not been abolished in Texas prisons by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington, Chief Spokesperson for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement “Human beings have a tendency to look for the truth in the places where it is easiest to search rather than the places where it’s likely to be.” – Belgian psychotherapist and author […]

Maroon on A New Prison Abolition Path

In his latest essay, Maroon elaborates on some of his recent ideas for fundamentally transforming the U.S. prison system and pursuing prison abolition. He writes: As a decades-long Political Prisoner, I have participated in and become aware of many failed efforts to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC). Here I offer A New Prison Abolition […]

Lynching Culture: Florida Officials Are Experts at Killing Prisoners by Natural Causes

On August 24 guards here at Florida State Prison (FSP) donned special “formal” uniforms of black pants, dark grey shirts and black neckties – their usual uniform consists of black pants, a light grey shirt and no necktie. The special occasion? They were executing a man who was sentenced to die for a double homicide […]

Are California prisoners the property of prison staff?

by Carl F. Harrison I frequently hear correctional officers make statements such as, “Inmate, get off my table,” “Inmate, get off my yard,” “Inmate, get off my bed” and so on. The idea that they own everything in the prison sounds like they have serious ownership issues, along with superiority complex and delusions. It could also be the reason they abuse […]

We are all bound by the same chain

Part IV: Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018 by Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray, Free Alabama Movement Malcolm X said it best: If you ain’t willing to die for your freedom, then you need to remove the word from your vocabulary. Whether one consciously chooses to risk his life for liberation or […]

Dylan Rodriguez, “It’s Not Police Brutality”

Dylan Rodriguez, Professor, University of California at Riverside and founding member of Critical Resistance Critical Resistance presents “Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex,” a series of videos as part of our Profiles in Abolition initiative. The videos in the series explore the current state of the prison industrial complex (PIC) and how people are fighting […]

The Rise of Incarceration in Los Angeles: An Interview with Kelly Lytle Hernandez

By Erica Sterling In today’s post, Erica Sterling, a PhD student in the Department of History at Harvard University, interviews Kelly Lytle Hernandez about her new book City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). Hernandez is Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Ralph J. Bunche […]