#FreeBlackMamas Bails Black Mothers From Jail For Mother’s Day

By Victoria Law, Wagingnonviolence.org -

In 1870, abolitionist Julia Ward Howe issued her Mother’s Day proclamation: a call for mothers across the United States to end war. It was five years since the end of the Civil War and the [...]

Half Of US Adults Have Immediate Family Member Currently Or Previously Incarcerated

By FWD.US. -

Washington, DC – A new, first-of-its-kind report released today finds that nearly half of all adults in the United States – approximately 113 million people – have an immediate family member who [...]

The Billion Dollar Companies In The Business Of Imprisoning Children

By Emily Ludolf, Occupy.com -

Revelations that the United States is conducting widespread detention of immigrant children who were separated from their families at the border sparked national outrage. Reports of the inhumane [...]

The Forever Prisoners Of The US’s Forever War

By Aisha Maniar, Truthout.org -

In the early years of the war in Afghanistan, thousands of men, women and children were taken prisoner. Afghan militias allied to the US or in joint US-militia efforts killed many. Thousands of [...]

DE-NJ NLG Prisoners’ Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) Mounts Legal Responses to Widespread Reports of Prisoner Abuses In The Aftermath Of The 2018 National Prison Strike

From August 21, 2018 to September 9, 2018, prisoners across the country participated in a peaceful strike to protest steadily deteriorating conditions of confinement in United States prisons. [...]

Death Row Saved My Life

By Christopher Young, Law at the Margins. -

Christopher Young is on death row at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas, listed in 2013 as one of America’s 10 worst prisons. He has an execution date of July 17, 2018. Young, 34, was [...]

Anticipating A Crush: In Prison, Tactical Teams Declare Uneven War

By Phil Hartsfield, Kzoo.edu -

About 7:45 am on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, I muster the energy to get out of bed and walk the step to the sink from the bottom bunk and I hear it. Clunk, clunk, clunk, clunk, clunk. “Shit!” I [...]

New Bipartisan Bill Would Give President Power To Imprison In Military Detention

By Jon Schwarz, the Intercept -

This matters because the Corker-Kaine AUMF allows the president to decide that he has the power to use force against any “organization, person, or force” essentially at will, by designating them [...]

Could Student Loans Lead To Debt Prison? The Handwriting On The Wall

By Alan Nasser, Counterpunch.org -

The burden weighing like a nightmare, to coin a phrase, on 44 million indebted current and former students will haunt these people for a good portion of their lives. The average student debtor [...]

Photos Show Aftermath Of Lethal South Carolina Prison Brawl That Left Seven Dead

By Steve Horn, Prisonlegalnews.org -

Photos obtained by Prison Legal News appear to reveal the bloody aftermath of a riot that occurred at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina around 7:15 p.m. on April 15. The [...]

Climate ‘Hero’ Gets Three-Year Prison Sentence For Shutting Down Tar Sands Pipeline

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

"It doesn't matter if I'm sitting in jail. What matters is stopping the pollution," Foster,  a 53-year-old mental health counselor from Seattle, declared after his sentencing in North Dakota on [...]

Black History Month From Death Row

By Kevin Cooper, Truthdig.com -

Death Row, San Quentin Prison—From Dec. 17, 2003, to Feb. 9, 2004, the prison guards and administration at this modern-day plantation changed me, rearranged me, oppressed me, regressed me, [...]

In America, Prisoners With Money Can Pay For Nicer Stay

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet.org -

Justice in this country has always been for the privileged. The nation’s criminal courts are particularly punitive toward those who are too poor to afford bail, represented by overworked public [...]

Serving Life In Prison For $5 Worth Of Marijuana

By Tana Ganeva, alternet.org -

By Tana Ganeva for AlterNet - Deedee Kirkwood is a hippie housewife in Camarillo, a scenic beach town in California outside of Los Angeles. When she was younger, she followed the Grateful Dead on [...]

Reflection From Inside

By Rustbelt Abolition Radio, www.michiganabolition.org -

By Rustbelt Abolition Radio with the help of MAPS: Michigan Abolition & Prisoner Solidarity The September 9 strike sparked by workers incarcerated at Kinross was part of a series of nationwide [...]