Beyond Prisons: Crisis At McCormick Correctional Institution

By Brian Sonenstein, shadowproof.com -

By Brian Sonenstein for Shadow Proof - Journalist Jared Ware interviewed people incarcerated at McCormick Correctional Institution in South Carolina regarding the ongoing crisis there for a [...]

My Guantánamo Diary, Uncensored

By Mohamedou Ould Slahi, www.aclu.org -

By Mohamedou Ould Slahi for ACLU - If I wanted to, I could put my pen down right now, close my office door behind me, and go for a long walk outside. Today in Nouakchott, Mauritania, it is [...]

I Am In Guantánamo Bay. US Gov Is Starving Me

By Khalid Qassim, www.theguardian.com -

By Khalid Qassim for The Guardian - I started hunger strike because I was so frustrated, so depressed – I have been locked up here so far from my family for 15 years. I have never been charged [...]

Jails Replace In-Person Visitation With Video Screens

By Mike Ludwig, www.truthout.org -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout. The rash of suicides alarmed mental health experts and local watchdogs, and Arce's death has advocates calling out the lack of equal access to services for disabled [...]

While Prison Activists March For Humane Treatment, Florida Shuts Off Visits This Weekend

By Julie K. Brown, www.miamiherald.com -

By Julie K. Brown for Miami Herald - Visitation to all Florida state prisons has been canceled this weekend after evidence surfaced that inmates are planning possible uprisings to coincide with [...]

’13th’ And The Culture Of Surplus Punishment

By Victor Wallis, www.sfbayview.com -

By Victor Wallis for the San Francisco Bay View. From the late 1800s until now, unpaid prison labor has been the pattern, practice, and collective mindset of various states across America. [...]

Barriers To Changing Legal Names And Gender Markers In Prison

By Victoria Law, www.truth-out.org -

By Victoria Law for Truthout - During her 30 years in California's prison system, Cookie Bivens has seen numerous trans women attempt to change their name and gender marker while incarcerated. [...]

Former Inmate Is Fighting For Prisoner’s Rights To College Degree

By Victoria Law, www.narrative.ly -

By Victoria Law for Narratively - As Cheryl Wilkins accepted her college diploma, hundreds of women screamed her name and whooped with joy. They were so loud that Wilkins’ brother, sitting with [...]

Victory For Palestinian Prisoners As 80% Of Strike Demands Met

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - “We know that there is a long struggle to come, for liberation for the prisoners and liberation for Palestine,” stated a solidarity network. After more than 1,500 [...]

Court Orders Life-Saving Treatment For Mumia Abu Jamal

By Staff, www.http://www.prisonradio.org/ -

By Staff of Prison Radio - Late yesterday, Federal Judge Robert Mariani ordered the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to immediately give Mumia Abu-Jamal the life-saving latest direct-acting [...]

Guards Sympathize With Striking Prisoners: “We See It As A Moral Issue”

By Cora Lewis, www.buzzfeed.com -

By Cora Lewis for Buzz Feed News - The US Department of Justice has opened an investigation into prison conditions in Alabama, weeks after inmates there joined a nationwide prisoner strike in [...]

The New Slave Revolt

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - A nationwide prison work stoppage and hunger strike, begun on Sept. 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, have seen over 20,000 prisoners in about 30 [...]

45 Years After Attica Uprising, Prisoners Are Rebelling Again

By Alice Speri, www.theintercept.com -

By Alice Speri for The Intercept - LAST MONTH, INMATES across the country embarked on what organizers have called the largest prison strike in U.S. history, an ambitious mass protest against [...]

Striking Prisoners Are Bending Arc Of Moral Universe

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan, www.truthdig.com -

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan for Truth Dig - Grass-roots organizing, the hard work of building movements, can be grueling. Pay is often low or nonexistent. Success is never assured. As [...]

Alabama Prison Guards Went On Strike This Weekend In Solidarity With Inmates

By Brendan O'Connor, www.jezebel.com -

By Brendan O'Connor for Jezebel - A group of guards at an Alabama prison went on strike this weekend, out of solidarity with inmates protesting overcrowding and unjust labor practices. Strikes [...]

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