Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard

In commemoration of the Attica Uprising 47 years earlier, incarcerated organizers chose yesterday as the final day of the nearly three-week-long National Prison Strike that began on August 21. The … Source: Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard Advertisements

What Liez Inside the TDCJ’z Ministry of Propaganda

  “The Public Information Office of [the] TDCJ has perfected the art of misinforming the public about the conditions inside all TDCJ facilities … Jason Clark is the chief spokesperson for TDCJ. Clark and his colleague Robert Hurst are professional liars and have even become so bold that they actually conspire with the upper-echelon TDCJ […]

President Obama — Grant Dr. Mutulu Shakur Executive Clemency

Campaign created by family and friends of Dr. Mutulu Shakur.… We’re urging President Obama to use his executive power to grant clemency to Mutulu Shakur given the context in which his crimes were committed, the time he’s already served, and ultimately in light of the positive good he can serve the community in light […]

Censorship in Virginia

by Peter Kamau Mukuria Greetings, brothers, sisters and comrades: I am a cadre of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter, currently incarcerated at Red Onion Prison in the southwest corner of Virginia. I’ve been a subscriber to SF Bayview for 14 months. I recently received the August 2016 issue, which came as a […]

Popular New Snack Born Behind Barz

In 2009, Seth Sundberg was sentenced to five years for a fraudulent $5 million tax refund. The former pro basketball player had managed a California mortgage office and went from a comfortable living in the real estate industry to earning $5.25 a month in the prison kitchen. While working in that position, Sundberg noticed a […]

LIFE’z fight for ‘liferz’

Bobby Harris was convicted of murder at 15, and now works to shed light on the changed lives of those sentenced to life in prison BY HAYDEN MITMAN There’s a quote from the movie “Gladiator” – actually, a paraphrased quote from actual Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius – that says: “What we do in life, echoes […]

SF Bay View banned inside Indiana prisonz: Do Black Livez Matter behind the wallz?

by Shaka Shakur In the December 2015 issue of the San Francisco Bay View, I wrote an article entitled “Do Black Lives Matter Behind the Walls” and introduced to the Bay View audience the newly formed New African Liberation Collective (NALC). While this particular issue was allowed into prisons throughout the state, it was seized […]

The voice of a slave who is not afraid to speak out against Alabama’z wickedness and corruption

by Ismail Shabazz Written Jan. 5, 2015 – When I arrived at Childersburg Community Work Center on Oct. 25, 2013, I did so with one of the worst cases of ringworm any of the medical staff here or at St. Clair had ever seen. How that came to be I will explain later. It didn’t […]

Pennsylvania’z addiction to prison-building a moral, economic disaster

Pennsylvania is building two new state prisons in Montgomery County. (AP File Photo)   Pennsylvania’s addiction to prison-building a moral, economic disaster By Robert Walden and Thomas Dichter In their last two debates, neither Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett nor Tom Wolf has spoken a word about mass incarceration. Yet the Department of Corrections is the third largest item in the state budget, […]

New proposed censorship rulez meanz more torture 4 California prisonerz in solitary confinement

by Mutope Duguma On April 7, the unit floor officer distributed a CDCr Notice of Rule Change to Regulations Sections 3006, 3134, and 3135, titled “Obscene Material Regulations.” If these changes are approved, publications mailed to prisoners and considered to be in violation of the new regulations “shall be disallowed into the institution and included […]