Remembering a 15 Year Old Palestinian Woman in Prison Chained to the Bed Springz – She Had Refused to Stop Singing

  Marilyn Buck chained for singing clear minor notes still her song soars skyward women sing songs lullabies lovesongs blues songs chants of exiled lives and martyrs’ death voices search out sounds not yet noted on bars not yet ordered on scales to bring down walls to raise Palestine, free Summer 1988 Marilyn lived most […]

Stop retaliation against Texas prisoner population

As of Monday, April 18th, prisoners in Texas have been on rolling labor strikes for two weeks. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is retaliating by locking the prisons down and depriving prisoners of even the standard abysmal human necessities they are forced to provide. Retaliation against people who refuse to work for free […]

Angola Prison and the Shadow of Slavery

by  THOMAS BELLER Prisoners going to work, 2004. CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY CHANDRA MCCORMICK   A few years ago, I was on a panel at the Tennessee Williams Festival titled “Writing New Orleans: The Most Exotic place in America.” It was held in the largest room in the hotel where the annual literary festival is held, and […]

California prison sleep deprivation hits Texas; How the mysterious death of one prisoner resultz in a cause of action to torture the otherz

Federal courts have spoken extensively on the harm sensory deprivation causes, with Texas leading the pack in terms of harm caused. It is internationally known what the cause and effects are from just sitting in solitary confinement, so no need to elaborate there. But what has recently come into question (and has been briefly spoken […]

Angola 3 (A 3) Member Albert Woodfox Speakz

In 1970, prisoners at Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana formed the first prison chapter of the Black Panther Party. One of those prisoners was Albert “Shaka” Woodfox. The Angola BPP worked to stop prisoner-to-prisoner violence (including rape) in what was then known as the bloodiest prison in America. They also organized the prisoners to address […]

Welcome to Ad-Seg/SHU (aka Fuck Your Sleep!)

by a California prisoner  permalink Title: “Welcome to Ad-Seg/SHU” or “Fuck Your Sleep!” Artist: CDCR staff Producer: Jeffrey Beard – Secretary of CDCR Lyrics: “Whack!” *Beep* (12am) “Whack!” *Beep* (12:30am) “Whack!” *Beep* (1am) “Whack!” *Beep* (1:30am) “Whack!” *Beep* (2am) “Whack!” *Beep* (2:30am) “Whack!” *Beep* (3am) “Whack!” *Beep* (3:30am) “Whack!” *Beep* (4am) “Whack!” *Beep* (4:30am) “Whack!” […]

I shed a tear

by DeAndre Williams Old friends passing I shed a tear Remembering Their smiling and laughing Educating me And making me feel loved I shed a tear ‘Cause now I feel as if I’m all alone I shed a tear As Yuri whispers in my ear And Chinosole scolds me As I Listen closely to the […]

Survivorz of solitary join menticide survivor ‘grandsonz’ with one love, one struggle, one aim

by Louis Powell Revolutionary greetings, For decades while under solitary confinement, I was one of numerous New Afrikan subjects who was trapped in oblivion, while the world outside of solitary confinement was constantly changing. We survived by feeding off the imagination of a past movement that had died away several decades ago. It wasn’t that […]

Ex-Black Panther Member Albert Woodfox Pursuing Legal Action Over hiz “cruel” Solitary Confinement

Former member of Black Panther is filing a civil lawsuit regarding his solitary confinement for over four decades after his released last month. The pending lawsuit states that his long term solitary confinement was inhuman and unusual.    According to the Guardian, Albert Woodfox, who finally walks out from the prison after his long standing […]

Hunger striking Cornelius Harris in USP Florence, Colo., near death

by Cornelius Harris with introduction by his supporters On Feb. 17, 2016, Ohio state prisoner Cornelius Harris, held in the high security U.S. Penitentiary at Florence, Colo., after being transferred against his will from the state to federal prison system, began refusing meals, vowing not to eat until he is transferred back to Ohio. Recently, […]