Support political prisoner Zolo Azania

  “It is the weak who are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”                                                                         — Leo Roskin   To: All Concerned for Human Rights in all Human Sights               This is an open letter requesting your help to garner support for my plight.  i am currently serving a fourteen (14) year […]

New Poem and Request from Jalil Muntaqim

  Here is a request from Jalil Muntaqim as we begin his parole campaign for his hearing in June 2016. Jalil would like people to contact Tavis Smiley and request that he interview Ward Churchill about Jalil’s book Escaping the Prism. and He would also like people to contact Amy Goodman and request […]

Komradez hail hero and martyr Hugo Pinell

Sending a raised Black fist & and a Warrior’z shout out to thoze that came to the aide of Big Brother Komrade Hugo ‘Yogi’ Pinell. Yogi Livez az doez Komrade George Jackson. Letters continue to pour in to the Bay View from prisoners who remember the great Hugo “Yogi” Pinell as a hero and a […]

“It’s Time We Stepped Up to Defend Major!”

 By Ray Luc Levasseur  November 3, 2015 Ray Luc Levasseur – A former political prisoner who spent over fifteen years in solitary confinement, primarily at USP Marion and ADX Florence. Embedded in stone and concrete cell block walls across the American gulag is the definition of hell – “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” […]

Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead

Author: Ed Mead Format: Paperback Size: 360 pages ISBN: 978-1-894946-78-0 Publisher: Kersplebedeb Publishing 2015 More than a memoir, Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead takes the reader on a tour of America’s underbelly. From Iowa to Compton to Venice Beach to Fairbanks, Alaska, Mead introduces you to poor America just trying to get by—and barely […]

California’z Secret Solitary Courtz

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Sarah Shourd ‘WAR-LIKE MENTALITY’ Despite a new settlement that bans indefinite solitary confinement in California, prisons are finding new secondary excuses to lengthen time in the SHU. A change in policy in California just last month could result in an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 prisoners being released from solitary confinement into the general […]

Torture Continuez: CDCR Settlement Screwz Prisonerz

by Wiawimawo of MIM(Prisons) September 2015 permalink It’s been over a week since we got the news on the settlement ofAshker v. Brown.(1) For a case that is so central to what we do as an organization we’ve taken our time to respond. We’ve read and re-read the legal documents and listened to the celebratory […]

Good men, not worst of the worst

by Johnny Aguilar We are coming up on three years since the End of All Hostilities with all races has been implemented. I am feeling mighty proud for this historic mark in history that has no doubt seized the moment and put an end to more than 20-30 years of hostilities between different groups. I […]

Revolutionary eulogy by Texas Chicano POW-politikal prisoner Alvaro Luna Hernandez for Komrade Brother Hugo ‘Yogi Bear’ Pinell

by Alvaro Luna Hernandez Power to the people! Power to our fallen Comrade Brother Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell! We were saddened by the news that Yogi was murdered last Wednesday, Aug. 12, during an alleged “prison riot” at a Sacramento maximum security prison, after Yogi’s recent release from decades in solitary confinement in the California […]


Federal Bureau of Prisons Why Nations Jail By Daniel D’Amico Lead Essay September 14, 2015 Economist Deirdre McCloskey calls the massive increase of living standards that began 200 years ago “the Great Fact.”[1] When looking at the hockey stick–shaped graph of world GDP over time, its importance is obvious. Today’s material wealth is so much greater […]