Lynn Stewart Innerview: In Defense Of

Jean Stevens interviews Lynne Stewart The “people’s lawyer” on her most controversial criminal defense cases—including the one that sent her to prison. Courtesy of Lynne Stewart. During America’s civil rights and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and ’70s, hundreds of activists who challenged state repression and surveillance faced arrests and criminal convictions. Many such […]

Why Prisonerz Need Revolutionary Politikal Education

Guest Editorial for Rock Newsletter I have seen it asked often by prisoner subscribers to Rock and other publications edited or published by Ed Mead. “Why do prisoners need a political education, and why in revolutionary politics in particular?” I’d like to confront the question from several angles. Politics concerns organizing and governing social activity. […]

How Some Prisoners Are Amerika’z Most Exploited Workerz

Truthdig / By Chris Hedges Prisons employ and exploit the ideal worker. Prisoners do not receive benefits or pensions. They are not paid overtime. They are forbidden to organize and strike. They must show up on time. They are not paid for sick days or granted vacations. They cannot formally complain about working conditions or […]

The Prison State of Amerika

By Chris Hedges Reprinted from Truthdig Alcatraz (image by Olivier Bruchez) Prisons employ and exploit the ideal worker. Prisoners do not receive benefits or pensions. They are not paid overtime. They are forbidden to organize and strike. They must show up on time. They are not paid for sick days or granted vacations. They cannot […]

There Iz an Unbroken Line of Police Violence in the US that Takes Uz All the Way Back to the Dayz of Slavery’

  The Guardian / By Stuart Jeffries A conversation with activist Angela Davis. Photo Credit: Rena Schild/Shutterstock.com   ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United States that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery, the aftermath of slavery, the development of the Ku Klux Klan,” says Angela Davis. […]

How to Run a Drug Dealing Network in Prison

Substance.com / By Seth Ferranti A veteran of the game explains his system. At every single correctional facility in the US, a drug network something like the one I’m about to outline operates and prospers. Take it from me—I was recently released from federal prison after spending 21 years of my life inside. While you may read […]

Alcatraz: A Prison az Disneyland

  By Chris Hedges Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, USA. (image by Stock Photo, Shutterstock)   SAN FRANCISCO — I took the ferry from Pier 33 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero to Alcatraz. I stepped onto the island from the gangway, walked up the hill to the old prison entrance and was given a portable audio […]