Yogi and Harold were leaderz among men: Two storiez of revolutionary valor

by Brother Khalfani Malik Khaldun “Princes shall come out of Egypt: Ethiopia shall soon stretch forth her hands unto God.” – Psalm 68:31 Prison is but a microcosm of the larger society. So what occurs in society occurs in prison, only on a smaller scale. Leaders are born or forged as a result of repressive […]

How the sun of Palestine reached a Black Panther in jail

Professor and exhibition curator Greg Thomas says there is a radical kinship between Palestinians and Black Americans. Rebecca Pierce For George Jackson, like many Black revolutionaries, prison was a place of both political captivity and radical education. During the 11 years Jackson spent in prison following a one-year-to-life sentence for his alleged role in a […]

Amerika… Are We Free

  by an Illinois prisoner November 2015 permalink I often wonder, that in the land where freedom rings, Why does pain and suffering it also bring? Because the only ringing I hear is a baton against my bars As I stare out the window, beyond the day to its stars. Eyes closed wishing & praying […]

Starve the beast

By TIM YOUNG Plantation toil, penitentiary moil, where slavery ends The Prison Industrial Complex begins Check your history 1863 to the 21st century Wanton misery, no mystery, Statistics quite frightening Fraught with disparity… African Americans constitute 12 percent of the nation 50 percent of the prison population. That’s mass incarceration Modern day enslavement Casting a […]

THIZ VIDEO EXPLAINZ WHY SO MANY BLACK PEOPLE ARE IN PRISON

Anyone who cares about criminal justice should watch this video. It does a good job of explaining why black people go to prison so much more than whites. Take a look. source: http://blacktimetravel.com/this-video-explains-why-so-many-black-people-are-in-prison/#prettyPhoto

THE ORIGINZ OF MASS INCARCERATION

Federal Bureau of Prisons Why Nations Jail By Daniel D’Amico Lead Essay September 14, 2015 Economist Deirdre McCloskey calls the massive increase of living standards that began 200 years ago “the Great Fact.”[1] When looking at the hockey stick–shaped graph of world GDP over time, its importance is obvious. Today’s material wealth is so much greater […]