Neuroscientists Make a Case Against Solitary Confinement

by Dana G. Smith Neuroscientists Make a Case Against Solitary Confinement   On any given day, 80,000 US prisoners are subjected to punishment that inflicts permanent damage to the brain. “We see solitary confinement as nothing less than a death penalty by social deprivation.” Robert King spent 29 years living alone in a six by […]

Solitary Confinement as a Tool of Political Opression

Since at least the 1950s, prison officials have used solitary confinement as a political tool against Black inmates, said Brittany Friedman, a professor of sociology at Rutgers University and co-author of an essay titled “Solitary Confinement and the Nation of Islam.” “When it comes to forms of extreme punishment behind bars,” said Friedman, “African Americans […]

Tearing Children of Color Away From Their Families is an Old and Continuing Amerikkkan Practice (2018)

Several months ago U.S. officials announced a depraved “zero-tolerance” policy for migrants entering the U.S. from what Donald Trump called “shithole countries” south of the border, even if they be fleeing deadly conditions as refugees—a status protected by international law. As a deterrent to entry by these people of color, the government instituted a policy […]

Today It Locks Up Immigrants. But CoreCivic’s Roots Lie in the Brutal Past of America’s Prisons.

The renewed fortunes and the hidden history of the for-profit prison industry. by  SHANE BAUER In 2015, I spent four months working undercover as a guard at a medium-security Louisiana prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) with the aim of reporting on the conditions inside a private prison for Mother Jones. Shortly after I began, […]

Pardon window iz closing on Pete O’Neal, KC’z Black Panther in Afrika

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article126440434.html Pete O’Neal talks about his work in Africa and the chance of a pardon before President Obama leaves office. His brother says O’Neal’s fleeing was a loss for his hometown. Monty Davis and Donald Bradley The Kansas City Star   BY DONALD BRADLEY   He took a bullet on Troost Avenue, spewed Marxist rage, […]

Strike the punishment clause from the 13th Amendment

by Sergio Hyland Jalil Muntaqim’s recent article in the San Francisco Bay View, “The 13th Amendment – prison slavery and mass incarceration,” August 2016, underscores the importance of striking the “punishment clause” in the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which legalizes slavery for those human beings convicted of committing a crime. Strike the […]

Blog #23: The 13th Amendment— Prison Slavery and Mass Incarceration

The Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads as follows: Section 1. Slavery prohibited. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” The primary objective of the Thirteenth Amendment was to […]

WATCH WHAT THIZ WHITE GIRL DOEZ TO A BLACK GIRL’Z HEAD

This viral video of a white girl hitting a black girl in the back of her head with a desk has not only led to outrage, it’s made people wonder why the white girl wasn’t arrested and sent to prison for assault.  Take a look and tell us: What should her punishment be for this […]

UP FOR AUCTION: WHY DID THE FEAR OF THIZ PUNISHMENT METHOD SCARE RUNAWAY SLAVEZ MORE THAN BEATINGZ

by Jae Jones Slave patrols, who were also referred to as pattyrollers, patrollers, or paddy rollers by the slaves. These were the people that if you were running from a plantation, you did not want to get caught by. These people were groups of White men who enforced and monitored that punishment of slaves, especially […]

How Literacy Encouraged Slavery Post Amerikan Revolution Rebellion

When the American Constitution was confirmed through votes in 1789, massive efforts were applied to sustain slave illiteracy and restrict slave mobility. The white masters, were, however, becoming uncomfortable as the slaves were increasingly displaying discontentment. To ensure that their slaves did not see the light and rise, the slaveholders hijacked the two factors that […]