Prisoners Drink Toilet Water in a Fight to Survive Under Lockdown

  Inmates in Texas experience flooding and lack of food and water. They are drinking toilet water while under lockdown and two prisoners were reported dead. Left Voice interviews Rachel, whose husband is currently in Beaumont Federal Prison. An evacuated Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison surrounded by floodwaters last year. (David J. Phillip / […]

Texas prisoners denied mail as 5,000 are evacuated

August 31, 2017 by Azzurra Crispino and Pastor Kenneth Glasgow Austin, Texas – Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is denying Texas prisoners the ability to send or receive mail in light of Tropical Storm Harvey. Although Houston is a major mail hub for Texas, this does not explain why prisoners in areas of the state […]

Urgent Call to Action: Rashid Johnson Needs Our Help!

Our friend Rashid is being retaliated against for his prison organizing. He had a shank planted on him (see “Planted Weapons and Stolen Property: Mounting Retribution for Continued Exposures of Abuses in Texas Prisons” and  “Rashid Attacked – Again: Texas Prison Officials Will Not Stop Us From Exposing Them To The Media”). Please call the […]

Planted Weaponz and Stolen Property: Mounting Retribution for Continued Exposurez of Abusez in Texaz Prisonz (2017)

By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson When Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, then a prisoner in Virginia, burst into California politics with his hunger strike logo in 2011, he was recognized by the earlier self-portrait. Largely because of his influence in California, the Virginia authorities punished him by sending him to prison in Oregon, the only state whose original […]

Bloody Violence among Prisonerz Resultz in Security Lockdown at the Eastham-Administrative-Segregation Unit, Texas — Update

By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Deputy Chairman, New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter) Peace and blessings Sisters and Brothers! This cover of Newsweek for Oct. 6, 1986, features a story, “Inside America’s Toughest Prison,” about Eastham Unit, where Malik is now housed. Today is Wednesday, January 25, 2017. A white male prisoner housed in Administrative […]

Komrade Malik: Help end Islamophobia in Texaz prisonz

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The order to ban entry to the U.S. by travelers from numerous majority-Muslim countries is subjecting not only Muslims coming here but also those already here to […]

Killing time: Lawsuit revealz officialz killed prisoner, framed cellmate and lied to media

Retaliatory guards massively gassed Rashid while handcuffed, plus his bedding and cell walls and refuse to decontaminate; sign the RootsAction petition now (more info below)! by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson Within a year, three federal lawsuits have been brought behind the tortured deaths of men imprisoned at the William P. Clements Unit in remote Amarillo, Texas. […]

Prison Radio Korrespondent Kevin “Rashid” Johnson Gassed

You are the reason that our correspondents can write, draw and record. When prisoners are putting their lives on the line, you respond. Just this week, artist, activist and Prison Radio correspondent Kevin “Rashid” Johnson was sprayed with mace and attacked while handcuffed behind his back by cops at the Clements Unit in the TDCJ […]

From media cutoffz to lockdown, tracing the fallout from the U.S. prison strike

by Kamala Kelkar Dec. 18, 2016 – Prisons in some states are withholding newspapers from inmates and attempting to shut down social media accounts operated for them by friends and relatives amid a strike against prison conditions and billions of dollars worth of prison labor. The passing of the 13th Amendment in 1865 formally abolished […]

Texaz Censorz Inmatez’ Mail to Stop a Nationwide Prison Strike

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH ROGERS/THE DAILY BEAST The incarcerated across the country are trying to stop ‘slave labor,’ but the system is fighting back hard. by CREEDE NEWTON AMARILLO, Texas — Texas is censoring prison mail in an attempt to stop the nationwide prison strike that has enveloped detention centers across the country. The strike is […]