A Hidden Legacy of the Civil Rightz Era Black Prison Organizing

by JAMES KILGORE Dan Berger’s latest volume, Captive Nation, is perfectly timed. In a moment where interest in mass incarceration across the political spectrum is on the rise, sanitized versions of carceral history will doubtless emerge. Berger’s account offers an instant antidote to any such efforts. He warns us we will be negating a long […]

Prisoner Human Rightz Movement fightz on many frontz to reclaim our livez and freedom

by Mutope Duguma Although our initial focus was and is ending long term solitary confinement for thousands of prisoners who been subjected to unspeakable torture by the state of California’s prison officials – a protracted struggle inside our Prisoner Human Rights Movement – the state is resisting the fact that torture must end, which is […]

Gov. Jerry Brown, AG Kamala Harris and CDCr officialz, you have the power to stop torture in California prisonz

by Prisoner Human Rights Movement Local Council Open letter to senior officials at CDCr headquarters: We are sharing our express concerns as the CCI Prisoner Human Rights Movement Local Council – Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa (Dewberry), Danny Troxell, Antonio Villagrana and George Ruiz – concerning the non-functional operation of Steps 1 through 4 and how we […]

UN: US iz violating Kenny Zulu Whitmore’z right to be free from torture

by Annabelle Parker, Free Zulu Team Europe The U.N. concludes that the U.S. government has violated Kenny Zulu Whitmore’s right to be free from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Zulu, held for over 35 years in Louisiana’s Angola Prison, an 18,000-acre former plantation, in solitary confinement for a murder he didn’t commit, enraged prison […]

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 […]