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

WHY IT’Z NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR PRISONERZ TO SUE PRISONZ

By Rachel Poser Prisoners’ advocates say the Prison Litigation Reform Act, a piece of Clinton-era criminal-justice legislation, has made it harder for inmates with grievances to get a fair hearing in court.PHOTOGRAPH BY LEONARD FREED / MAGNUM On June 21, 2007, two guards at a jail in Baltimore assaulted an inmate named Shaidon Blake, a […]

Another Clinton-Era Law that Needz to Be Repealed

  The Prison Litigation Reform Act is still trampling on prisoners’ legal rights. BY IAN HEAD Thirteen years ago, I received a letter at work. “Greetings from Hell,” it began. “For those who’ve never been there, that would be a prison in East Texas.” The letter was neatly hand-written with black ink in straight, evenly […]

Don’t Shank the Guards (2005)

The purpose of the chief repressive institutions [prisons] within the totalitarian capitalist state [Amerika] is clearly to discourage and prohibit certain activity, and the prohibitions are aimed at very distinctly defined sections of the class – and race – sensitized society. The ultimate expression of law is not order – it’s prisons. There are hundreds […]