Newly Released Video Shows Jailed Black Man Died In Custody

By Connor Perrett, Insider. -

Newly released video footage shows a Black man in custody in medical distress, repeatedly telling corrections officers he couldn't breathe as officers struggled to detain him after he experienced [...]

Occupy The Block For The Neville Family On Third Week

By the Triad Abolition Project. -

On day 22 of Occupy the Block #OccupyWSNC, demonstrators gathered at Bailey Park at 10 am. At 3 pm, approximately 300 occupiers, supporters, and the Neville Family gathered on the sidewalk [...]

Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Racist Modern Day ‘Pig Law’

By Zack Linly, The Root. -

There has been plenty of discussion about whether prison is more about rehabilitation, punishment or keeping society safe. However, for Black people especially, it often seems like there’s a [...]

Private Prison To Pay $3.7 Million After Recording Attorney-Client Conversations

By Equal Justice Initiative. -

Private prison company CoreCivic and communications company Securus Technologies agreed on Friday to pay $3.7 million to settle federal claims that they illegally recorded attorney-client [...]

First Person: Sick And Afraid Inside San Quentin

By Kevin Cooper, ScheerPost.com. -

Death Row San Quentin Prison - We men and women who unfortunately have been sentenced to death and sent to death rows here at San Quentin State Prison (for men) and the Central California Women’s [...]

Calls For Video Related To John Neville’s Death Persist

By Lee Anne Denyer, WXII. -

Protesters made new demands of Forsyth County elected officials Tuesday, calling for a general increase in transparency from county leaders, and specifically, the release of video pertaining to [...]

What’s Keeping Thousands In Prison During COVID-19?

By Taryn A. Merkl, Brennan Center.   -

In U.S. prisons there have been over 55,000 known cases of Covid-19 and over 600 deaths (including corrections officers) since the pandemic started, a predictable situation that advocates have [...]

Federal Prisons Locked Down To Quash Black Lives Matter Protests

By Carter Deane, Solitary Watch. -

On June 2, for the first time in 25 years, the Bureau of Prisons directed all federal jails and prisons to implement a full lockdown, confining nearly 160,000 people to their cells and severely [...]

Poultry And Prisons: Toward A General Strike For Abolition

By Carrie Freshour, Black Agenda Report. -

On April 28, 2020, Donald Trump utilized the Defense Production Act to keep meat-processing plants open. As of this writing, twenty-two plants have closed, if only temporarily, after large [...]

Justice Department Report Finds Systemic Excessive Use Of Force By Prison Guards

By Eddie Burkhalter, Alabama Political Reporter. -

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday released a report that details why the federal government believes systemic use of excessive force within Alabama’s prisons for men violates the Eighth [...]

Housing Rules Could Force Newly Released Prisoners Into Homelessness

By Jerry Iannelli, The Appeal. -

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the population of New York City’s jails has been nearly halved. According to New York state data, the city’s average daily jail population dropped from 7,214 [...]

Chris Hedges: This Is Kabir’s America

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

Robert “Kabir” Luma was 18 when he found himself in the wrong car with the wrong people. He would pay for that misjudgment with 16 years and 54 days of his life, locked away for a crime he did [...]

As COVID-19 Stalks Florida’s Inmates, So Does Another Plague

By Shirso Dasgupta and Samantha J. Gross, McClatchy DC. -

“They are dying in the heat,” said the distraught mother of an inmate at Dade Correctional Institution south of Miami. “What have we done to deserve this. … How is it possible, knowing how hot it [...]

Hard Times: ‘It’s Like They’re Trying To Kill Us’

By Matthew Vernon Whalen, ScheerPost.com. -

American prisoners are incarcerated for years, often decades, often a majority of his or her life. Many prisoners serving more than a couple years are transferred from one prison to another, [...]

COVID-19 Behind The Walls

By Miranda Crissman, Workers.org. -

At least 48,764 cases of COVID-19 have been reported among prisoners. The data suggest that even these numbers may be underreported. Texas leads in the number of cases with 7,757, followed by the [...]