Hiding and abusing the mentally ill and physically disabled inside Texas prisons

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington, Deputy Chairman New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapterery “We have little sense of our own power. The power is in the masses; we comrades are the masses. The actions we take from this day forward will dictate our future. You know just as I do what needs to be done […]

Goals of California participants in National Hunger Strike

  by United KAGE Brothers William E. Brown, Terryance Smith, Anthony Rivas, Repurt Roe and Jay Burton “Don’t be shocked when I say that I was in prison. You’re still in prison. That’s what America means: prison.” – Malcolm X, “Message to the Grassroots” Revolutionary greetings! We come before you all in warrior spirit striving […]

Why Prisoners are ACCEPTING ISLAM Inside The Prisons of The United States (united snakes) U.S.A.

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Solidarity Update: Second Week of the National Prison Strike Travel

Prisoners have been staying strong throughout these weeks of the prison strike  Prisoners will be engaged in the following actions in prisons across the country: Work Strikes: Prisoners will not report to assigned jobs. Each place of detention will determine how long its strike will last. Some of these strikes may translate into a local list […]

Your first day of prison is your last day of being human

by Noble Brown Your first day of prison is your last day of being human. Your life is no longer yours. You are now state property. You BELONG to them now, and they hate you. They don’t recognize your humanity or dignity. You’re locked in crowded holding pens, forced to piss and shit without modesty. You’re […]

Amerikan Crimes: September 13, 1971—Massacre of Heroic Attica Prisoners

On September 9, 1971, the most powerful and significant prison rebellion in U.S. history erupted at Attica state prison in New York. Attica was part of the Black liberation struggle and the revolutionary upheaval of the 1960s. (AP Photo) 45 anniversary In that light, and in that spirit, “American Crime” is a regular feature of […]

Prison labor is modern slavery. I’ve been sent to solitary for speaking out

I may be locked up in solitary confinement, but I stand with the men and women rejecting modern slavery in America   by Kevin Rashid Johnson  ‘Though I’ve always refused to engage in this modern slavery myself, I’ve witnessed plenty of examples of it.’ Photograph: Kevin Rashid Johnson This week, a nationwide strike was launched […]

2018 Survey of U.S. Prisoners on Prison Labor

by MIM(Prisons) June 2018 permalink The Western press often aims the diparaging term “labor camps” at Asia and the former socialist countries of the world. Yet, with the largest prison population in the world, it should not be surprising that it is the Amerikans who have more prisoners working for them than any other nation. And their labor […]

Beyond Prisons — Episode 25: Fight Toxic Prisons

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/force-cdn/highwinds/beyondprison/Beyond_Prisons_-_Fight_Toxic_Prisons.mp3 Panagioti Tsolkas, an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, joins the Beyond Prisons podcast for a discussion of prison ecology and the intersection between the criminal legal system and the environment. We talk about how his organization came into existence and he gives us some examples of issues they’re working on in […]

Why Are For-Profit US Prisons Subjecting Detainees to Forced Labor?

by Azadeh Shahshahani , Gina Ferazzi/LA Times via Getty Images   In 2017, officials at the Stewart immigration detention center in Georgia placed Shoaib Ahmed, a 24-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh, in solitary confinement for encouraging fellow workers to stop working. Ahmed, who was paid 50 cents per hour to work within the facility, was upset because his $20 […]