RAPP: Release Aging People in Prison Fightz for the Rightz of Older Inmatez | BK Storiez

Prisons are not designed for adults who are older in age. There are no accessibility points, the showers are ill-designed, and the environment overall serves as a detriment to the mental and physical state of the inmate. RAPP: Releasing Aging People in Prison is a campaign with a focus on elderly populations in Prison. They […]

Watch: A New Documentary’z Rare Accezz Inside Solitary

A filmmaker spends a year inside a Virginia supermax facility Scenes from the HBO documentary film “Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison,” directed by Kristi Jacobson. For her highly-anticipated new documentary, “Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison,” Kristi Jacobson obtained incredible access to a Virginia “supermax” facility, designed to house the state’s most dangerous offenders. […]

Inauguration Amnesia: The Context of Obama’z Failure to Pardon US Politikal Prisonerz

by Danny Haiphong “The struggle to free political prisoners must be raised in the era of Trump with as much vigor as it should have been given in the era of Obama.” Just before Trump assumed office on January 20th, Barack Obama gave the left a fleeting moment of excitement. Obama commuted the sentences of Puerto Rican […]

New report revealz who payz for and who benefitz from mass incarceration

In a first-of-its-kind report, the Prison Policy Initiative aggregates economic data to offer a big picture view of who pays for and who benefits from mass incarceration. The report, Following the Money of Mass Incarceration, and infographic are a first step toward better understanding who benefits from mass incarceration and who might be resistant to […]

Against racism, for hope and healing, support Coyote and hiz family az he returnz to jail

The Bay View met Coyote years ago when he was locked up in Nevada and sent us one of his brilliant commentaries on the evils of imprisonment. We rejoiced with him when he was released and ask readers to support him now as he’s locked up for doing the right thing. Donate what you can […]

Prison strike organizerz to protest food giant Aramark

by Kamala Kelkar The people who organized the country’s biggest prison strike against what they call modern-day slavery have planned their next target: corporate food service giant Aramark. The $8.65 billion company is one of the country’s largest employers and serves hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches and other food to more than 100 million people a […]

Fighting the Worst Pipeline of All: From School to Prison

Another pipeline crossing Indian country threatens our most precious resource. This pipeline has been under construction for nearly a century and has already done irreparable damage to Native people and communities. It doesn’t carry oil or natural gas. It carries Native children, vacuuming them out of schools and transporting them to one of our nation’s […]

LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “DOWN THESE MEAN STREETZ”

He died an icon, a proverbial legend in his own time. When Mean Streets was published in 1967, Thomas was one of the first modern-day Latinos to publish a book in English. He followed this break-out with two novels, a collection of short stories, and many poems, which he termed “wordsongs” and performed in varied […]

Decarcerate Louisiana for sustainable economiez

by Ronald Brooks Greetings, Elbert “Big Man” Howard, We are freedom fighters incarcerated at Angola State Prison and are moving to build our organization Decarcerate Louisiana. We’re advocating for community reinvestment and not more funding into the military, police institutions, jails and prison construction. We believe in sustainable economies, strong local communities, and that a […]

Mississippi Private Prison Neglected Problemz After Deadly Riot

  A recently released Department of Justice audit found a Mississippi private prison—which holds over 2,500 immigrant prisoners, most of whom are Mexican nationals—failed to remedy serious problems with staffing and living conditions that led to a deadly riot in 2012. According to the audit [PDF], the Adams County Correctional Center suffered from chronic under-staffing and an immense language […]