Judge Rulez Against Prisonerz In ‘Little Guantanamo’ Lawsuit

by Matt Sledge A federal judge ruled Monday against inmates who had challenged highly restrictive federal prison units, dealing a severe blow to their five-year attempt to close what are sometimes called Little Guantanamos. For years, advocates have complained about the special prison wings set up in the wake of 9/11 called “communication management units.” […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Black Radical Who Matterz For Our Time

by Johanna Fernandez Two years ago, the New York Times featured an illustrated article on the discovery of a manuscript penned by hand in a dank, 19th century cell by a black prisoner, Austin Reed. Ignored in his lifetime, Reed’s memoire elicited great interest among contemporary historians, activists, scholars ofAfrican American literature, and thegeneral public. […]

Prison Moonshine

How it’z made, how it smellz, and why ketchup is involved It’s no surprise that alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in all jails and prisons. Exceptions, though rare, can be made for religious ceremonies like communion or Shabbat for which a small amount of wine might be permitted (pending warden approval, of course). So inmates […]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

justin adkins For years I have been reading about Assata Shakur. I read newspaper articles; I watched discussions about her on Democracy Now! and other radical news outlets; I’d seen her name emblazoned on shirts, and some of my favorite revolutionaries quote her. Last week, I finally picked up her autobiography. I couldn’t put it […]

Meja Yellow Ribbon New Single in collaboration w/ Amnesty International and Free the Angola 3

Yellow Ribbon, Mejas new single released in collaboration with Amnesty International and Free the Angola3 to call for the freedom of Albert Woodfox, the last of ” The Angola 3″ still behind bars where he has spent over 42 years in Solitary Confinement in Louisiana USA. Please Take Action for Alberts Freedom!https://www.amnesty.se/engagera-dig/a…

‘LIBERATION OR GANGSTERISM’ – BY RUSSEL ‘MAROON’ SHOATZ , EX BLACK LIBERATION ARMY / PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONER BREAKS IT DOWN

‘LIBERATION OR GANGSTERISM’ – BY RUSSEL ‘MAROON’ SHOATZ , EX BLACK LIBERATION ARMY / PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONER BREAKS IT DOWN Short introduction – problematics of gangsterism in revolutionary praxis The following is an article I came across in the excellent one volume collected writings of the elder revolutionary brother Russell Maroon Shoatz. A towering revolutionary […]

November 20, 2014: Albert’s Overturned Conviction Upheld in Unanimous Decision

n We are thrilled and honored to announce that just hours ago, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Brady’s 2013 ruling overturning Albert’s conviction for a third time in a 3-0, unanimous decision (View the official court ruling here.) Though the courts have finally ruled in the interest of justice, it may still […]

Six Shocking Truthz About Prisonz

“According to a recent study conducted by the ACLU, at least 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations. Corporations that many Americans hold in high regard are reaping major benefits from this almost free labor pool.” Salon.com published an article about the ways in which private for-profit prisons are socking […]

The California Prison System Iz Cracking Down on “Obscene” Politikal Publicationz

  By Charlotte Silver San Quentin prison in Marin County, California. Photo via Flickr user Andrew Reid Wildman, Artist, Writer, Photographer In February 2013 a group of inmates in California’s Pelican Bay State Prison called for a statewide hunger strike to protest the widespread and sometimes capricious use of special housing units (SHUs, a burreaucratic […]