Nu-Afrikan Prisonerz Retaliated Against by Institutional Gang Investigatorz (IGI)

by a California prisoner Here at a torture unit known as the Corcoran Security Housing Unit (SHU), we New Afrikan freedom fighters and other entities are getting retaliated on by the fascist Institutional Gang Investigators (IGI). IGI and their cronies seem to think that attacking those who were hunger strikers and at the forefront of […]

We Cannot Live by Bread Alone: Texas Abusez Prisonerz with Denied Food and Bread and Water Dietz

Food is routinely used by US prison officials to summarily punish, torture, abuse and retaliate against prisoners. This happens with especial frequency in administrative segregation (solitary confinement) where prisoners are confined inside locked cells all day every day, and must have all meals delivered by guards. Under such circumstances we remain at guards’ total mercy […]

The criminality of solitary confinement

by Steve Martinot Introduction In this series of articles, we have traced the various mechanisms whereby the prison procedures of “gang validation” are used to deny the civil rights, the human rights and even the humanity of the prisoners. These procedures mark the criminality of the prison administration. We have been considering the case of […]

Judge Rulez Against Prisonerz In ‘Little Guantanamo’ Lawsuit

by Matt Sledge A federal judge ruled Monday against inmates who had challenged highly restrictive federal prison units, dealing a severe blow to their five-year attempt to close what are sometimes called Little Guantanamos. For years, advocates have complained about the special prison wings set up in the wake of 9/11 called “communication management units.” […]

Successful Motion in Court Strengthenz CA Prisonerz’ Case against Solitary

Oakland – Pelican Bay prisoners named as plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the use of solitary confinement in California gained an important victory yesterday as U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of a motion filed by the plaintiffs’ counsel. The motion allows prisoners who have been in solitary confinement for more […]

A Defined Voice

A Poem by Herman Wallace “They removed my whisper from general population To maximum security I gained a voice They removed my voice from maximum security To administrative segregation My voice gave hope They removed my voice from administrative segregation To solitary confinement My voice became vibration for unity They removed my voice from solitary […]

On leaving solitary confinement after 26 yearz, I salute all the advocatez of progressive positive change

  by Bambari S. Kelly Anderson Today, Jan. 23, 2015, I appeared before the Director’s Review Board and I was granted release from PBSP SHU (Pelican Bay State Prison Security Housing Unit) after 26 years in solitary confinement. I’m to be transferred to Salinas Valley State Prison, where I’ll be able to have human contact […]

Judge approvez expanding class action suit against solitary confinement to include prisonerz transferred out of Pelican Bay

by Katherine Proctor, Courthouse News San Francisco (CN) – A federal judge tentatively granted a motion by the Center for Constitutional Rights to file a supplementary complaint to its class action on behalf of hundreds of prisoners in prolonged solitary confinement at California’s Pelican Bay prison. The May 2012 lawsuit claims that prolonged solitary confinement […]

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” – […]