The New Underground Railroad Movement

by Anthony Robinson Jr. The New Underground Railroad Movement is a grassroots inside-outside organization that recognizes that the institutionalization of mass incarceration is the greatest civil rights and social issue we are faced with today. The New Underground Railroad Movement is dedicated to shutting down the “prison industrial complex” through tactical, organizational and grassroots work […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“To silence the voice of prisoners is to leave the world ignorant of its most grievous faults, failures and transgressions.  Without the light that can only issue from the dungeon, humanity stumbles and falls, over and over again, into the same dark abyss.”  – Alice Walker –

Support SB188: Give Delaware prisonerz a shot at freedom

by Christopher West There is a chance coming up in the January-June session of the Delaware House of Representatives to restructure habitual offender sentencing. Senate Bill 188 would place application of habitual offender enhanced sentencing in the hands of judges. Currently, power hungry and politically motivated district attorneys have misused the enhancement to further their […]

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 […]

Baba Herman Ferguson, ¡Presente!

By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal on October 17, 2014 His name was Herman Ferguson, and if you’re not dialed into the Black Nationalist Movement, the name may not ring a bell of recognition. But to those aware of the Black Power Movement of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Herman Ferguson’s life, role and commitment ring […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

“I have not allowed my incarceration to define me or prevent me from struggling for human rights and social justice for all.  I have championed the cause of obtaining our inalienable human rights to be free from poverty, war, racism, sexism, and to have social justice for all oppressed people, despite my incarceration.” – Kerry […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

  Kevin Rashid Johnson artwork Prison Radio Essays “What to A Prisoner is the Fouth of July” written by Mumia (4:21) read by Bernadette Devlin McAliskey  Listen “Hobby Lobby: Son Citizen’s United” (2:02)  Listen Mumia Abu-Jamal “Lessons Unlearned: From History” (2:06)  Listen Mumia Abu-Jamal     “Alfred Dupont Award Submission” (22:20) Mumia Abu-Jamal’s reporting on Prisons  Listen […]

It Takez More Than a Civil Trial to Stop Injustice

  by sparcva A pre-trial statement by Frank “Outlaw” Reid concerning the abuse of prisoners by corectional staff in Southwest Virginia Firstly, I do not feel moved to give a graphic and detailed account of the brutal beating I suffered at the hands of four sadistic correctional officers on July 10, 2009 at Wallens Ridge […]

Hunger Strike Iz It Still an Effective Mode of Resistance?

Prisoners are perhaps the most powerless individuals in the world. They are at the mercy of their captors — deprived of freedom of movement, stripped of virtually all personal resources, limited in communication with the outside to rationed, supervised moments.    But the human spirit is not easily extinguished, and particularly when people are imprisoned […]