Lawmakers Are ‘Horrified’ And Calling For Action On Prison Abuse

Lawmakers and advocates are calling for outside oversight of the Illinois Department of Corrections after a WBEZ investigation revealed a pattern of alleged beatings by guards in an area of [...]

Perverted Prison Justice

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News. -

There are common ways in which the prisoner is stymied in his attempt to file a complaint.  The filing of every form is time sensitive.  So the warden and others will withhold their responses, [...]

Mass Incarceration Has Worsened The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Eric Reinhart, Jacobin Magazine. -

A massive pandemic risk factor has been hiding in plain sight across the United States, growing exponentially in scale over the last four decades with the support of trillions of dollars spent by [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Governor Orders Independent Investigation Into Kevin Cooper Case

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Three hours and 42 minutes. That’s how close Kevin Cooper came in 2004 to being murdered by the state, strapped down to a gurney, and poisoned via lethal injection. He had been placed in what he [...]

Call For President Biden To Close Prison At Guantanamo Bay

By Andy Worthington, Close Guantanamo. -

In a recent op-ed for The Hill, Anthony Lake, national security adviser to President Clinton from 1993 to 1997, and our co-founder Tom Wilner, who was counsel of record to Guantánamo detainees in [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: State Running Scared, Trying To Make Sure He Dies In Prison

By Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. -

Ann Garrison: Mumia has finally had the open-heart surgery that his team and his wife had such a hard time getting any information about beforehand. Johanna Fernandez: That’s correct. But [...]

US Has No Moral Standing To Criticize Russia Or China

By Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch. -

The first and most urgent is Mumia Abu-Jamal,  ones a leading Black journalist in  Philadelphia who was convicted in 1982 of the killing of a white Philadelphia police officer in a  trial marked [...]

Self-Emancipation Continues To Rise At The St. Louis City Justice Center

By Adofo Minka, Black Agenda Report. -

In the early morning hours of April 4, 2021, a day that many Christians recognized as Resurrection Sunday, detainees, at the St. Louis City Justice Center moved in the spirit of insurrection to [...]

Facebooking While Brown

By Lauren Regan and Chava Shapiro, Popular Resistance. -

Page, Arizona – Loren Reed, a 26-year-old Diné (Navajo) man, is set for trial on May 4, 2021 for a trumped-up federal charge of “Threats to Damage and Destroy a Building by Means of Fire” after [...]

In The Spirit Of Abolition, Let’s Shut’em Down!

By Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, Hood Communist. -

A call to action. National “Shut’em Down” demonstrations August 21st and September 9th. Originally published on the Jailhouse Lawyers Speak blog. Over the last year prisoners across the [...]

St. Louis Justice Center Inmates Rise Up Again, Demand Hearings

By Sam Clancy, KSDK. -

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis police responded to the city's downtown jail Sunday night after inmates broke windows, set fires and threw debris onto the street below Sunday night. The St. Louis [...]

Black Mass Incarceration In The So-Called Free State

By Eddie Conway, The Real News. -

Until recently, the horrifyingly unjust reality of America’s mass incarceration system has not been a central concern in popular political discourse. In the past few years, however, more people [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal Has COVID-19

By Dave Lindorff, This Can't Be Happening. -

Internationally known U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has reported to friends and family on the outside that he has contracted Covid-19 in the Pennsylvania prison where he is [...]

I’m On Hunger Strike In Guantánamo

By Ahmed Rabbani, Truthout. -

There are very few freedoms at Guantánamo Bay prison, where I have been held without charge or trial — referred to as Guantánamo ISN 1461 — for over 16 years. The right to starve myself is one of [...]

Over 240 Organizations Join The Call: #FreePalestinianStudents

By Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. -

Today, February 25, over 240 global organizations, including political parties, mass social movements, student organizations, churches, and labour unions, joined together in an international call [...]