Beyond Innocence: US Politikal Prisonerz n the Fight Against Mass Incarceration

by Dan Berger (Photo: Barbed Wire via Shutterstock) source: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32043-beyond-innocence-america-s-political-prisoners-and-the-fight-against-mass-incarceration President Obama’s recent statements about mass incarceration, together with his decision to commute the sentences of 46 people serving lengthy and life sentences in federal prison on drug charges, treat “nonviolent drug offenders” as the symbolic figureheads of America’s prison problem. This framing seems to […]

A Reflection of Our Barbarity: Jailing Immigrant Motherz and Babiez

By Sonali Kolhatkar   A Spanish and English welcome sign in a secured entrance area at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. (AP / Eric Gay) Hundreds of undocumented families who have fled from poverty, violence and organized crime in Central American countries including Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are locked up […]

End the Prison-Industrial Complex

               There are plenty of legitimate reasons to send someone to prison — deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation and so on — but profit is not among them. Unfortunately, it is an obscenely large reason that American prisons today house more inmates than any other country on this planet. If that doesn’t trouble you, it should. […]

Sign the No More Cages in California Petition

In addition to fighting prison and jail construction in Los Angeles County and the Bay Area, Critical Resistance is launching a statewide petition calling for an immediate halt to all prison and jail expansion projects across California. JOIN US TO DEMAND: NO MORE CAGES IN CALIFORNIA! Prisons and jails have devastating impacts on our communities. People […]

Out of Control is now Available

The Freedom Archives is happy to announce the arrival of Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons by Nancy Kurshan. This important book documents the decade and a half struggle of the Committee to End the Marion Lockdown in challenging the barbaric practices at Marion Federal Prison in Illinois, opposing the […]