Pennsylvania prisons ban WW for supporting ‘fight against white supremacy’

By Joseph Piette A letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) received by WW Publishers on Sept. 11 stated, “The August 31 issue of Workers World newspaper has been denied to all inmates housed in Pennsylvania prisons.”  Their reason: The issue contains articles that “call for people to join the fight against white supremacy.” This […]

Tear Down Those Prison Walls

In an essay for Prison Radio, Pennsylvania political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal said the U.S. has created “a nation of millions in chains” — a “Prison Nation fueled by the politics of fear.” Prison abolition, he said, “is a question that is now right on time for us all.” source: Tear Down Those Prison Walls

From Mumia Abu-Jamal: My Heartfelt ‘Thank You’!

By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal Taken from a May 30 audio recording on Several days ago I received a message from both of our lawyers, Bob Boyle and Bret Grote, informing me that the latest lab tests came in from the Discovery Requests. And they told me that the hepatitis C infection level is […]

The Abuse Goez On: The Corrupting Dynamikz of Power in a Texaz Prison (2017)

Character Split It’s a truism that power corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely. But that’s not the end of the story. In Amerika, prisons constitute the most absolute exercise of state power. Within their confines, officials control the lives, means of survival, and quality of life of their captives, and use that power to control, […]

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 […]


DAN BERGER 13TH Directed by Ava DuVernay October 27, 2016 — This article was originally published by The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), and is reprinted here with permission. When prisoners in Alabama last spring proposed a national strike to protest “prison slavery,” they called out the infamous clause in the Thirteenth Amendment. The amendment […]

Do You Have the Right to Resist an Unlawful Arrest?

by Paul Markel Paul G. Markel is the host of Student of the Gun TV and Radio. Markel received is Bachelors Degree in Conflict Resolution in 1991 after studying at home and abroad. Paul has been writing professionally for over twenty years as well as teaching Small Arms and Tactics to US Military, Law Enforcement […]

The Next Step for Organized Labor? People in Prison

The Industrial Workers of the World is calling for a nationwide prison strike in September. By Mike Elk Inmates on the Gwinnett County, Georgia, work crew cut grass off Highway 124. (AP Photo / Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Johnny Crawford) In the early 2000s, the small but militant Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) launched union drives […]

Measuring Incarceration

Don’t overlook local jails. By Christian Henrichson As the national spotlight burns bright on criminal justice reform, policymakers and the public are closely watching the data for signs that we’ve turned the page on mass incarceration. Indeed, a recent report from the Brennan Center for Justice noted that 28 states have decreased imprisonment over the […]

Ending Inmate Isolation: Inside the Battle to Stop Solitary Confinement in Amerika

  Just before 2:30am Daniel Treglia jostled awake at the sounds of the mechanical iron doors slowly screeching open. The jangling keys and the heavy footsteps that followed were all part of the normal soundscape inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison, where guards patrol hourly each night. But on that […]