50 Years Of Struggle From Black August To Black Lives Matter

This Aug. 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the heroic attempt by Jonathan Jackson, younger brother of George Jackson, to free three Black revolutionaries from the clutches of the California state [...]

Impact Of COVID-19 On Prisons

By the Prison Policy Initiative. -

Prisons and jails are amplifiers of infectious diseases such as COVID-19, because the conditions that can keep diseases from spreading - such as social distancing - are nearly impossible to [...]

July 3 – Take Action For Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Mobilization for Mumia. -

July 3 has traditionally been a day of action calling for the release of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.  On the anniversary of the day he was originally sentenced to death row, we have [...]

Asylum Seekers Are Being “Disappeared” in Private Louisiana Jails

Mike Ludwig, Truthout -

(Some names in this story have been changed to protect those criminalized for migration.) There isn’t much to see around the River Correctional Center, a small, privately run jail near the [...]

Protests Support Prisoners Living Without Heat

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

Protests continue inside and outside of the MDC Federal Detention Center in New York where prisoners do not have heat. Prisoners can be heard by people on the outside banging on windows and walls [...]

Man Sentenced To Eight Years For Legally-Purchased Medical Marijuana

By Ezekial Edwards, ACLU. -

Patrick Beadle, a 46-year-old father and musician, received an eight-year prison sentence in Mississippi for possessing 2.89 pounds of marijuana. If his sentence stands, he would spend nearly a [...]

Presumption Of Innocence Is For The Privileged

By Briahna Gray, The Intercept. -

I believe in the presumption of innocence. As an American, a lawyer, and a black woman, I believe it is perhaps the most important principle in our criminal justice system — a last bulwark [...]

National Prison Strike Solidarity: Next Steps

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi. -

We made it! I appreciate everyone's efforts in making the National Prison Strike a national headline for three weeks. Your solidarity and support has been a huge reason why the NPS flooded the [...]

Court Affirms Right Of Homeless Persons To Not Be Punished For Sleeping In Public

By National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. -

Boise, Idaho – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping outside in the absence of adequate alternatives in Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. [...]

National Prison Strike Kickoff #August21

By Amani Sawari, Sawari Mi. -

On the first day of the prison strike we’ve already seen hundreds demonstrating on both sides of the wall. Particularly where I reside in the Pacific Northwest, there have been reports of over [...]

Water Protector Sentenced To Time In Federal Prison For DAPL Protests

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nation of Change. -

Michael “Little Feather” Giron, a member of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, was sentenced to thirty-six months in federal prison this week. He is the first person to be sentenced to [...]

Why Are For-Profit US Prisons Subjecting Detainees To Forced Labor?

By Azadeh Shahshahani, The Guardian. -

In 2017, officials at the Stewart immigration detention center in Georgia placed Shoaib Ahmed, a 24-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh, in solitary confinement for encouraging fellow workers to [...]

16 And Life. And Then Some.

By Eleanor Goldfield, Art Killing Apathy. -

Bobby Bostic won’t be eligible for parole until he’s 112. He’s more than 20 years into a 241-year sentence for crimes committed in 1995 when he was 16 years old. On Monday April 23rd, the Supreme [...]

Millions For Prisoners’ Human Rights March In DC

By Kyle Fraser, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Kyle Fraser for Black Agenda Report. Prisoner rights advocates will converge for what aims to be the largest abolitionist demonstration in U.S. history, Saturday, August 9, in Washington D.C. [...]

Justice For Major Tillery

By Justice for Major Tillery, www.popularresistance.org -

By Justice for Major Tillery. June 14--Major Tillery, now 66 years old, continues to advocate for all prisoners while fighting for his own his freedom. He filed a federal pro se lawsuit against [...]