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 […]

Through his art, a former prisoner diagnoses the systemic sickness of Florida’s penitentiaries

Moliere Dimanche would use anything he could scrounge up – pieces of folders, the back of commissary forms, old letters – as canvases. Moliere Dimanche, Author provided In 2007, Haitian-American artist Moliere Dimanche was sentenced to 10 years in Florida state prisons, where he ended up serving eight-and-a-half years. While imprisoned, he made art – a series […]

Lynching Culture: Florida Officials Are Experts at Killing Prisoners by Natural Causes

On August 24 guards here at Florida State Prison (FSP) donned special “formal” uniforms of black pants, dark grey shirts and black neckties – their usual uniform consists of black pants, a light grey shirt and no necktie. The special occasion? They were executing a man who was sentenced to die for a double homicide […]

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 […]

Rashid: I’m off to Florida and a new phase of reprisals for publicizing abuses in US prisons

Readers are urged to share this story widely and write to Rashid right away; mail equals support, and the more he gets, the safer he’ll be: Kevin Johnson, O-158039, RMC, P.O. Box 628, Lake Butler FL 32054 by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson Packed off to Florida Following Texas prison officials planting a weapon in my cell on […]

Texas prisoner suffering stroke denied medical care, left for dead on cell floor for over 12 hours

by Jason Renard Walker, Deputy Minister of Labor, NABPP Many courts have held that a serious medical need is “one that is so obvious that even a lay person would easily recognize the necessity of a doctor’s attention.” See Brown v. Johnson, 387 F.3d 516, 522 (7th Circuit, 2008). Being denied medical care at the […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The illusion of correctional medicine

by Mumia Abu-Jamal In the netherworld of American prisons, one must jettison any medical assumptions one brings in from the so-called “free” world. We have been conditioned to see nurses as sweet sources of solace and doctors as people dedicated to healing the sick and easing our pains. In prison, new rules govern medicine and […]

Michigan prisonerz speak out against ‘epic’ abuse and retaliation

by Harold Gonzales On Sept. 9, 2016, prisoners participated in the largest prisoner work stoppage in the history of the country. Prisoners in at least four facilities in Michigan joined in the work stoppage, including Kinross Correctional Facility near Kincheloe in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The next morning, after retaliatory actions from staff, Kinross prisoners held […]

Statement of Incident (Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, December 21, 2016)

On today, December 21, 2016 I was set up for both assault and to have almost all of my personal property taken upon threats to do so by several staff at this Clements Unit. I was assaulted while handcuffed inside my cell from behind. The facts of the incident follow: At around 11 am I […]

Prison Officialz Escalate! Rashid Still Needz Help!

PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY WHEN: Anytime, but esp. on the week of January 16th-21st WHAT: CONTINUE to Protect imprisoned activist-journalist Kevin “Rashid” Johnson FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/747599022071362/ THIS IS A LONG POST TO ASK YOU TO DO SOMETHING. SORRY ABOUT THAT. IT IS IMPORTANT THOUGH, A COMRADE’S WELLBEING, AND POSSIBLY EVEN HIS LIFE, DEPENDS ON IT, SO IF YOU CAN […]