Tier II iz straight torture

by Paul Maynard First and foremost, I would like to thank God and my brother Kelevin Stevenson. If it wasn’t for my blessed brother, I would still be lost and not knowing what and who to turn to. First thing I would love to address is how us human beings get treated like stray dogs. […]

I am fighting for women in Texas prisonz

by Britney Gulley I am a walking, living proof of a life that has been pulverized, destroyed and abandoned by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. I have been housed in Ad-Seg going on four years now, held in captivity of prolonged solitary confinement, deprived of adequate sleep, nourishment, clean ventilation, peace and privileges. TDCJ, […]

Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writingsz of Mumia Abu-Jamal

  Mumia Abu-Jamal’s essential perspectives on black experience, race relations, freedom, justice, social change, and the future of American society. “Revolutionary love, revolutionary memory and revolutionary analysis are at work in every page written by Mumia Abu-Jamal … His writings are a wake-up call. He is a voice from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us […]

New California prison censorship rulez ban ‘Windowz 7 4 Seniorz 4 Dummiez’ and ‘Your Child’z Development from Birth to Adolescence’ az too hot for prisonerz

by Kim Rohrbach On April 30, the Office of Administrative Law gave the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation its approval on amended censorship regulations proposed by the department over a year ago. The amended regulations as approved and now in effect are essentially identical to those the department originally put forward on March 25, […]

POLITICAL PRISONER SUNDIATA ACOLI NEEDS YOUR HELP!

by FREEDOM SOCIALIST newspaper, Feb/Mar 2013 IT TOOK THE NEW JERSEY parole board only minutes to deny Sundiata Acoli’s latest attempt at parole. That’s because he’s a Black political prisoner who has stuck to his principles – NOT because he’s a mortal danger to society. Acoli, a mathematician and computer worker, launched into the social […]

Rock Vol.2 #2

The latest issue of Rock is out; this is a newsletter produced by former political prisoner Ed Mead with content for and by prisoners at Pelican Bay. Pelican Bay’s SHU is an isolation torture unit where people spend years and even decades in solitary confinement, deprived of all human contact. A couple of years ago […]

One Year Anniversary of Pelican Bay Hunger Strike Against Solitary Confinement

July 3, 2012 http://solitarywatch.com/2012/07/03/one-year-anniversary-of-pelican-bay-hunger-strike-against-solitary-confinement/ by Sal Rodriguez One year ago on July 1, 2011, approximately 6,600 inmates across California launched a hunger strike in protest of conditions at Pelican Bay State Prison.  The leaders of the strike were a group of prisoners referred to as the Pelican Bay Short Corridor Collective, a multiracial group of […]

Inmates in Solitary Confinement in California Respond to Prison Policy Reforms

by Sal Rodriguez http://solitarywatch.com/2012/05/01/inmates-in-solitary-confinement-in-california-respond-to-prison-policy-reforms/   Prisoners in California’s Security Housing Unit (SHU) have offered their opinions of the recent reforms of the California prison system’s controversial gang validation policies. In correspondences with Solitary Watch, SHU inmates in Pelican Bay and Corcoran prisons have consistently been critical of the reforms, which among other things reform the […]