The antithesis of oppression: How I survived 20 years of solitary confinement

by Joka Heshima Jinsai “We are not contending with fools who will allow us to simply walk in and organize people to war against them. All serious challenges will be met with panic and repression.” – George Jackson, “Blood in My Eye,” pages 43-44 In recent months, renewed interest in the lives of those who […]

Hunger strike set to begin May 25 in Old Folsom ASU/Ad-Seg

by Anthony Estrada via a family member The men at Old Folsom State Prison in the ASU and Ad-Seg will begin a hunger strike on May 25 due to ongoing issues with the conditions of confinement that violate the Eighth Amendment. All the prisoners held in Folsom’s ASU and Ad-Seg are without food bowls, therefore […]


by KEVIN GOSZTOLA Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3. Still from trailer of the documentary film, “Cruel And Unusual” The “Angola 3” spent more time in solitary confinement than any other incarcerated individuals in the United States, and now, a documentary telling their story will soon be released. Director Vadim Jean is raising funds so the […]

Take action for Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner Jaan Laaman

TAKE ACTION for Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner Jaan Laaman, Locked in Solitary Confinement and Facing Repression for Speaking Out for Human Rights Jaan K. Laaman, long-time anti-imperialist political prisoner, is currently solitary confinement (“the hole”). Jaan has been in solitary confinement since his birthday on March 21, 2017 simply for issuing two political statements, a clear […]

It’s back on now

by Jerome Marshall     I am currently in SCI Greene prison in Pennsylvania, which is located in a very rural community and the local papers and local news don’t cover anything about African Americans except for the ones they’ve caught. I am currently on death row and have been for over 30 years and […]

An Alabama Prison’z Unrelenting Descent Into Violence

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON The segregation unit at Alabama’s St. Clair Correctional Facility houses inmates in solitary confinement. Many have come to see the unit as a safe haven from the prison’s general population.CreditWilliam Widmer for The New York Times SPRINGVILLE, Ala. — The door opened and there stood a man with knives in both hands. […]

Albert Woodfox & Robert King (Angola 3): CAUSERIE PUBLIQUE/PUBLIC TALK @ MONTREAL

Friday March 17, 6pm / Vendredi 17 mars, 18h00 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest, #H-110 auditorium facebook: ***français suivra***   As part of the Week Against Police Brutality (, a discussion on incarceration and political repression with Albert Woodfox et Robert H. King will take place Friday March 17th at 6:00 pm at the Alumni Auditorium, […]

Psychological warfare in prison: Segregation is the soul breaker

by Ahjamu Baruti Note from a supporter: The article was written by a conscious-minded political prisoner and former inmate of Kinross Correctional during all the events described in “Michigan prisoners rise up,” published in the November Bay View. Ahjamu was strip searched, cuffed, locked in leg irons and shipped to Oaks Correctional in Manistee Michigan […]

State of Kansaz mistakenly kept a man in solitary confinement for 1,000 dayz

by Justin Wingerter On June 19, 2010, James Jamerson was prepared for battle. He had heard the rumors around his cell block at Lansing Correctional Facility. Matthew Astorga, an inmate with a history of violence, was threatening to kill him. Astorga believed he was a rat. Even guards had heard the threats, the rumors said. So, […]

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 […]