Tracking the impact of the prison system on the economy

by Emily Widra One of the most popular parts of our 2003 book The Prison Index: Taking the Pulse of the Crime Control Industryconcerns the economic power of the criminal justice system. I updated three of the graphs and concepts from that book: Bureau of Justice Statistics data on the number of justice system employees was […]

Make history in 2018, not excuses: Whose side are you on?

  Part V: Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018 by Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray, Free Alabama Movement “Times Are Changing” – Art: Arkee Chaney, A71362, P.O. Box 1327, Galesburg IL 61401 Greetings of love, dedication and resiliency to all Freedom Fighters and fearless frontline generals, soldiers and warriors who dare to […]

Confederate Monuments Celebrate Yesterday’s Slavery and Racism, U.S. Prisons Practice Slavery and Racism Today (2017)

Assailing Slavery and White Supremacy today On August 11, white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia against the removal of the statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee. In the wake of that rally, which turned deadly when a rally-goer plowed his car into a group of counter-demonstrators, killing one and injuring 19 others, there have […]

No more fire fighting slave labor

by Gayle McLaughlin, former mayor of Richmond, Calif., and candidate for lieutenant governor of California As our tortured climate pounds the East with water and leaves much of California tinder dry, Southern California fire season seems to grow worse by the year. And in our growing need for firefighters, California continues the abusive practice of […]

US prisons practice the same slavery and racism celebrated by Confederate monuments

September 15, 2017 Assailing slavery and white supremacy today by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson On Aug. 11, white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, against the removal of the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. In the wake of that rally, which turned deadly when a rally-goer plowed his car into a group of counter-demonstrators, killing […]

Plantations Were Prisons: Law Prof Angela A. Allen-Bell on the Aug 19 Prisoners March in Wash DC

 By Angola 3 News Abolish the Enslavement Clause!  RSS TAGS HumanRights Prisons Racism Slavery Torture Share this article (VIDEO: 2011 Amnesty International interview with Robert H. King, entitled “Slavery Still Reigns in US prisons.”) Plantations Were Prisons: Mobilizing for the Aug. 19 Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March in Washington DC –Part one of an interview […]

On Dec. 6, 1865, Black bodies were nationalized – and our prison movement was born

Part II: Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018 by Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray, Free Alabama Movement As I write this article, I am not sure what day the Civil War began or what day it ended. The facts that I do know about the Civil War are not worth repeating here, […]

True rehabilitation will put prisons out of the slavery business

by Swift Justice Dear family, Thank you for being patient with my absence and the new method of my way in reaching out to you to discuss what we are attempting to accomplish. First and foremost, I thank God for giving us a platform to be heard to alleviate or mitigate the number of unheard […]

MASS INCARCERATION AND ITZ MYSTIFICATION: A REVIEW OF “THE 13TH”

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 […]

Strike the punishment clause from the 13th Amendment

by Sergio Hyland Jalil Muntaqim’s recent article in the San Francisco Bay View, “The 13th Amendment – prison slavery and mass incarceration,” August 2016, underscores the importance of striking the “punishment clause” in the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which legalizes slavery for those human beings convicted of committing a crime. Strike the […]