My safari from Pelikkkan Bay

by Kijana Tashiri Askari On Jan. 29, 2015, my travels began with a wakeup call at 2:30 a.m. I was told by the first watch unit officer to be ready in 30 minutes. Myself and a total of 17 prisoners were all rounded up like chattel slaves and placed in the SHU’s C-Facility visiting room […]

Prison artist usez ‘visual language’ to inspire hiz brotherz

by Guss Lumumba Edwards First off, thank you for being there every step of the way over all of these years. I cannot even begin to mention every place you’ve been, but I do know that behind these prison walls within a lot of these cages our love for you runs deep. I told myself […]

Prisonz, gangz, witchhuntz and white supremacy

by Steve Martinot “My brotha, I don’t intend to give up. I will continue to promote the New Afrikan Independence Movement and the Republic of New Afrika via New Afrikan Revolutionary Nationalism (NARN). I will continue to coordinate the GJU as well as the BAMCC. I will not allow these racist pigs to criminalize our […]

The way forward to end solitary confinement torture: Where’z the army?

by Todd Ashker On the subject of SHU and Ad-Seg constituting torture, for those of us who may not be familiar with the specifics and in light of CDCr’s steady stream of propaganda – saying, “We don’t operate any solitary confinement units or cells in the California penal system, nor do we torture anyone” – […]

Prison closingz in Virginia mean worse conditionz for prisonerz

by Robert Machado Prisons are closing in Virginia. Officials say they can’t afford to keep them open. All the inmates needed to be out of Powhatan Correctional Center – not including receiving and medical because those will remain open – in Powhatan County, the Cold Springs Work Center in Augusta County, the White Post Diversion […]

CDCr issuez SHU sentencez illegally

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa I left Pelican Bay State Prison on July 11, 2014, and arrived that evening at DVI in Tracy. I laid over for a week, arriving at CCI-Tehachapi July 17. The Ad Seg unit at DVI has to be one of the worst in CDCr. It’s filthy and fundamentally used as a […]


  We received word on Friday, June 13, 2014 from Ms. LaBorde, Abdullah’s Mom, that he has been transferred to Five Points. This is exactly the pattern that Majid was speaking about when we visited him in the SHU at Elmira. Whenever anyone in the Muslim community at Elmira criticizes Mr. Afify, he has them […]

Solidarity had the might to move the mountain of prison torture that kept uz isolated and voiceless – we still need you now, even more

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa and Jabari Scott CDCR deliberately lied about their implementation of the Security Threat Group (STG) Step Down Program (SDP) sanctioned by Gov. Jerry Brown. We prisoners, the Prisoner Human Rights Movement (PHRM), all our supporters, all state legislators and all citizens of California are being lied to and manipulated by Gov. […]

California transfers Pelican Bay SHU prisonerz to general population despite calling them too dangerouz during the hunger strikez

by Mutawally Joka Kambon It has been a few months since my release from 20 years of solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison (SHU) to Step 5 of the Step Down Program (SDP). I thought I should pen this communique with an update on my travels from one place to another – the new […]

California Women Prisonerz – SHU Deathz and Suicidez – Support Investigation

Please contact the politicians and CDCR representatives listed at the end of this press release to FAMILIES AND ADVOCATES CALL FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO MULTIPLE 2014 DEATHS AND SUICIDES AT CALIFORNIA INSTITUTION FOR WOMEN (CIW) Being in physical distress locked in a cell turns into a truly terrifying experience when you can hear the cops banter […]