Hiding and abusing the mentally ill and physically disabled inside Texas prisons

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington, Deputy Chairman New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapterery “We have little sense of our own power. The power is in the masses; we comrades are the masses. The actions we take from this day forward will dictate our future. You know just as I do what needs to be done […]

Retaliation and resistance behind bars

The nationwide prison strike has ended, but as they have in the past, prison officials are trying to identify and punish anyone who defied repression, writes Joe Andrews.   “THEY’RE LOOKING for the leaders right now. They want to take our heads off.” These words came from a representative of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS), a group of […]

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

Michigan prisonerz speak out against ‘epic’ abuse and retaliation

by Harold Gonzales On Sept. 9, 2016, prisoners participated in the largest prisoner work stoppage in the history of the country. Prisoners in at least four facilities in Michigan joined in the work stoppage, including Kinross Correctional Facility near Kincheloe in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The next morning, after retaliatory actions from staff, Kinross prisoners held […]

Free Alabama Movement (FAM): Kinetik Justice under attack; protect him now!

Today Swift Justice received information that Kinetik Justice (Robert Earl Council), co-founder of the Free Alabama Movement, was assaulted by two correctional officers at Limestone Correctional Facility last week. Swift Justice asked us to pass these words along: “I know it’s been a while since I have addressed the many issues that transpire throughout the […]

PLEASE SUPPORT AN INCARCERATED HERO!

We love Major Tillery for what he did for Mumia, what he has done for other prisoners, and for his great spirit of RESISTANCE under the most difficult of circumstances in the name of justice.  Please support him with any financial contribution you can make and by writing to him.   With appreciation and in […]

Stop The Retaliation Against Major George Tillery

MAJOR TILLERY SUES PA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONZ Major Tillery with his daughter Kamilah and two granddaughters MAJOR TILLERY SUES PA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS First Amendment Lawsuit Against Retaliation For Fighting for Medical Treatment For Mumia Abu-Jamal and All Prisoners Major Tillery filed a civil rights lawsuit pro se against John Wetzel, Secretary of the Pennsylvania […]

Agreement to End Hostilitiez in CA: 3 Year Statuz Update

by MIM(Prisons) September 2015 permalink This spring we sent out a request to all California USW supporters to give us updates on the status of the Agreement to End Hostilities (AEH) at their prison, and to send us a follow up report following the September 9th Day of Solidarity. This status report has been overshadowed […]

‘For $12 of Commissary, He Got 10 Yearz Off His Sentence.

What it takes to be a jailhouse lawyer. By Beth Schwartzapfel In 1980, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals vacated Jerry Hartfield’s murder conviction and ordered a new trial. But the trial never happened. Twenty-six years later, Hartfield crafted a handwritten petition arguing, essentially, he was serving time for a crime he was no longer […]

Top Doc Blastz California Prison Health Care

By JILLIAN SINGH        SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – The California department of prisons threatened, muzzled and defamed a top medical officer at San Quentin for blowing the whistle on its shoddy mental health care, the doctor claims in court. Dr. Christopher S. Wadsworth, former chief psychiatrist and medical director of San Quentin State Prison, claims […]