SB 260: Don’t deny yourself a chance at life

by Kevin Curley There may be hope after all. Back in 1995, I was a juvenile, tried as an adult, tried and convicted of first degree murder. Everything in my case attracted corruption from the LAPD – not allowing my mother to be present in the interrogating room to me being railroaded and unjustly convicted […]

Pelican Bay prisoner representativez meet with top Corrections staff

by Arturo Castellanos Oct. 2, 2013 – This is a short update from the four principle SHU reps here at Pelican Bay State Prison to inform you that Mr. Michael Stainer [director of the Division of Adult Institutions], kept his word and arrived here on Sept. 25 and 26 with Mr. Ralph Diaz [warden at the California Substance […]

Lawyers, advocates: Prison hunger strike force feeding order is a political attack on a peaceful protest

Strikers vow to continue, prisoners rejoin strike, supporters redouble efforts by Azadeh Zohrabi and Isaac Ontiveros, Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Oakland – As prisoners enter their 46th day of the massive California prison hunger strike, supporters continue to condemn Monday’s controversial court order that authorizes force feeding of strike participants and that disregards their medical wishes. According […]

CDCR’s Oct. 11, 2012, Security Threat Group Pilot Program

  The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation issued new rules in this October 2012 memorandum entitled “Pilot Program for Security Threat Group Identification, Prevention and Management Plan.” According to the Prison Law Office, CDCR says the memorandum will be available in all of the prison law libraries. However, it has not been made available […]

Slavery on the new plantation by Sis. Kiilu Nyasha

San Francisco | Police State and Prisonz Longtime San Francisco-based journalist/activist Kiilu Nyasha writes that “Chattel slavery was ended following prolonged guerrilla warfare between the slaves and the slave-owners and their political allies. Referred to as the ‘Underground Railroad,’ it was led by the revolutionary General Harriet Tubman with support from her alliances with abolitionists, […]