From a Pennsylvania prison: The torture chair

By Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi Dec. 26 — Power to the people! Since this has been the holiday season of consumer shopping frenzies and enlarged corporate profiteering, I thought it would only be fitting to offer a present of my own to the millions of workers out there who rarely get a glance inside the […]

Mutope: Because the Bay View waz there for uz, the world came to our defense

by Mutope Duguma First and foremost, I want to say that I will always love and respect Willie and Mary Ratcliff for their undying support of oppressed people in Amerika. They have been remarkable, to say the least. We love you both dearly and will do all within our power to help keep the San […]

From media cutoffz to lockdown, tracing the fallout from the U.S. prison strike

by Kamala Kelkar Dec. 18, 2016 – Prisons in some states are withholding newspapers from inmates and attempting to shut down social media accounts operated for them by friends and relatives amid a strike against prison conditions and billions of dollars worth of prison labor. The passing of the 13th Amendment in 1865 formally abolished […]

George L. Jackson

George Jackson iz a legendary  figure and a hero. He set the standard for and inspired prisonerz, and politikal prisonerz, for people, to put hiz idea’z into practice. And so hiz spirit became a living thing. Hiz spirit goez on because hiz ideaz live.  – Huey P. Newton 

Prisonerz from across the United Statez have just released thiz call to action

Prisoners from across the United States have just released this call to action for a nationally coordinated prisoner workstoppage against prison slavery to take place on September 9th, 2016. Get it as a zine PDF. En Espanol or mailroom friendly This is a Call to Action Against Slavery in America In one voice, rising from […]

Thoughtz on Prison Guardz by Judge

The number one threat to a correctional officers safety isn’t the inmates they’re paid to oversee, it’s the actions of their fellow officers. Respect is a two way street. To get respect, you have to give respect. In the penitentiary any slight to another inmate is dealt with justly. Whatever the convicts code dictates is […]

Prisonerz and Politikz: from the San Quentin Six to Pelican Bay

September 23 – 518 Valencia Street – 7:30p California holds more prisoners than any other state while the U.S. incarcerates far more people than anywhere else on earth. During the 1960s and 1970s a political movement erupted among the imprisoned—Dan Berger’s new book Captive Nation takes us through that political history. We welcome Luis “Bato” […]

We can’t breathe! Thoughtz on our Agreement to End Hostilitiez

by Kijani Tashiri Askari and Akili Castlin The Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary defines the word “hostility” as 1) a hostile state, condition or attitude; enmity; antagonism; unfriendliness; 2) a hostile act; 3) Opposition or resistance to an idea, plan project, etc.; 4) acts of warfare; 5) war. So our initial question to the people […]