Maroon on A New Prison Abolition Path

In his latest essay, Maroon elaborates on some of his recent ideas for fundamentally transforming the U.S. prison system and pursuing prison abolition. He writes: As a decades-long Political Prisoner, I have participated in and become aware of many failed efforts to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC). Here I offer A New Prison Abolition […]

‘No apology will give me back my life’: The man who served 43 yearz for a murder he didn’t commit

by Siobhan Fenton Exclusive: Following his release this year after serving almost 44 years for a murder he didn’t commit, Albert Woodfox talks to Siobhan Fenton about politics, the US prison system and whether racism in America has really changed Albert Woodfox says he has never received a formal apology from the US government YouTube Albert Woodfox’s story […]

Sept. 9 prison strike waz HUGE and iz kontinuing

by Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) Sept. 14, 2016 – Anyone relying on mainstream media wouldn’t know it, but the U.S. prison system is shaking up right now. No one knows how big the initial strike was yet, but the information is slowly leaking out between the cracks in the prisons’ machinery of obscurity and […]

Free Leonard Peltier, wrongly imprisoned 40 yearz

Freedom and medical care for Leonard Peltier! by Mumia Abu-Jamal For 40 years, former American Indian Movement (AIM) activist Leonard Peltier has been in the clutches of the U.S. prison system –The Iron House of the whites, as indigenous people call them – on trumped up murder charges. Now, as he suffers poor health and […]

Primary responsibility of president Obama

Editorial, El Nuevo Día September 30, 2014 http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-responsabilidadprimariadelpresidenteobama-1863863.html   The resignation of the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, represents a new hurdle in the struggle for the release of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, but doesn’t diminish the primary responsibility of president Barack Obama to pay attention to the united demand of […]

A personal account of the colonial U.S. prison system

  Kwame Agomou Published Mar  3, 2014 Foreword: The following is an account of the actual conditions in today’s U.S. prison system, written by Comrade Kwame Agomou of the International Peoples’s Democratic Uhuru Movement. It was written during his recent unjust incarceration for defending himself against the violence of a white nationalist vigilante who attacked […]

Iz the American Health Profession Ignoring a Human Rightz Issue Hiding in Plain Sight

James Ridgeway, from Solitary Watch, asks are the health needs of American prisoners being neglected. Image credit: Jumilla at Flickr There are 2.3 million people in US prisons in conditions that are often inhumane and at worst life threatening. An estimated 80,000 of US prisoners are locked up in solitary confinement, which means in a […]