Moving forward with our fight to end solitary confinement

by Todd Ashker Greetings of solidarity and respect to all similarly situated members of the prison class unified in our struggle to end long term solitary confinement and win related long overdue reforms to the broken California prison torture system! As one of the four principle prisoner class representatives, I am presenting this further update […]

Police shootingz push COINTELPRO to back burner at UN review

by Michael Richardson United Nations Human Rights Council reviews America United Nations The United States underwent its second Universal Periodic Review on May 11 in Geneva, Switzerland. The UPR is a periodic examination of each nation’s compliance with human rights treaties and the topic of COINTELPRO prisoners was on the table. However, the three hour […]

NLG Filez Urgent Appeal Request to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Citing Life-Threatening Denial of Medical Care to Mumia Abu-Jamal

News › Press releases For immediate release: May 5, 2015 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK— Members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Heidi Boghosian and Natsu Saito, with Kathleen Cleaver of the Human Rights Research Fund, today delivered an Urgent Appeal Request on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal to Juan Méndez, the United Nations […]

Emergency Protest: Save The Life of Mumia Abu-Jamal

  EMERGENCY PROTEST   SAVE THE LIFE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL! No Execution by Medical Neglect & Torture! Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! #MumiaMustLive FRI ►APRIL 3 from 5 pm – 5:45 pm Federal Building, Broadway side between Worth & Duane, Manhattan March @ 5:45 pm to Anti-Police Terror Rally @ 6 pm at 1 Police Plaza Initiated […]

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 […]

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 […]

NEW VIDEO: Citing ’43 Yearz of Injustice,’ Amnesty International interviewz UN Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez about Albert Woodfox & Sign Amnesty International Petition

    Amnesty International has just released a new video entitled “Free Albert Woodfox: 43 Years of Injustice,” (on You Tube and Facebook) featuring an interview with Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The video was made in support of Amnesty’s new petition campaign […]

Support the Strike at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Alabama!

Today, 48 hours before a peaceful work stoppage starts on Sunday, March 1, at St Clair Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Springville, Ala., riot police have been sent to the prison to beat, torture, and intimidate the men incarcerated at SCCF, whose demands include an end to severe overcrowding and filthy living conditions. Here’s how you […]

Mission Statement of the Free Speech Society

by Abdul Olugbala Shakur, Mutope Duguma and Heshima Denham The Free Speech Society is a movement that is dedicated towards protecting and defending the First Amendment rights of imprisoned activists. As imprisoned activists, we are embedded reporters for the people. We are the eyes and ears for the people – for the taxpayers – articulating […]