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 […]

September 9th Prison Strike

Prison inmates around the country have organized to resist the world’s largest and most profitable system of human bondage. Mass Black incarceration marks the U.S. as a racist police state. “When we stand up to these authorities,” say the prisoners, “they come down on us, and the only protection we have is solidarity from the […]

New Graphic on Police Spending vs. Youth Spending in LA CityBudget!!! Meeting Today 4-6PM to Fight for a Different Future

LA City spends 70 TIMES MORE on the Los Angeles Police Department than it does on youth.  And next year will be worse with LAPD set to receive a budget increase of $180 Million. Please join us today and EVERY FIRST FRIDAY for the LA for Youth Meeting to push LA to invest in youth!  […]