The bravery of the Soledad Brothers, jailed black activists charged with murder of white prison guard

-photo-freedomarchives- On January 16, 1970, three inmates in California’s Soledad Prison, Fleeta Drumago, George Jackson and John Clutchette, were charged with the murder of a white prison guard, John Vincent Mills and became known as the Soledad Brothers. Prior to their joint charges, the Soledad brothers had spent time in prison on separate charges of burglary […]

‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette Has Been Released!

  ‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette Has Been Released! On Wednesday, June 6, ‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette walked out of the prison gates a free man, following Governor Jerry Brown’s final approval of a January 12, 2018 decision by the California Parole Board to grant parole to Clutchette. On January 18, we published an interview with Southern […]

A Relentless Will to Win: George Jackson and Afrikan Resistance

In 1960, a skinny 18-year-old African-American named George Jackson walked into a Los Angeles courtroom and pleaded guilty to stealing $70 from a gas station. Though there existed exculpatory evidence, Jackson had already racked up two convictions for petty larceny, and his court-appointed attorney thought it best if he plead guilty in exchange for a […]

Medical ‘care’ at Soledad iz degrading … and lethal

by Rene Franco The people who are housed in this institution, Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, Calif., are having a lot of issues with medical. It’s very degrading. Nurses here have been fired due to stealing and actually take pills orally. Doctors are taking convicts off their pain medication, such as morphine, methadone and […]

Shujaa Graham, The originz of “Black August” and Prison Movementz

  Download Podcast Shujaa Graham was born in Lake Providence, Louisiana, and grew up on a plantation in the segregated South of the 1950s. He moved to Southern California where he experienced the Watts Riots and police occupation and violence in his community. As a very young man, he spent much of it in juvenile […]

Yogi’z 1969 Letter from Soledad Prison

In prison since 1964 – no write ups since 32 years and counting – he needs to be released! Campaign-site for Hugo Pinell, 49+ years in prison, 43+ years of them in solitary confinement! – Hugo L.A. Pinell A-88401 California State Prison-Sacramento P.O. Box 290066, Represa, CA 95671 USA “EXHIBIT A   Statement of Facts […]