Chaos Erupts At Infamous Prison As Legislature Fails To Provide Funding

By Jerry Mitchell, -

One prisoner strangled another to death while other inmates cheered the killing. Two convicts escaped a dilapidated building by walking out an open door. Maximum-security detainees freely roamed [...]

Advancing Rights Restoration: Where Should Civil Rights Stop?

By Sawari Amani, Sawari Mi. -

This week was called by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS) to be Unchain the Vote Week focused on bringing attention to the unconstitutional, dehumanizing act of felony disenfranchisement that plagues [...]

Students Lead The Movement To Restore Prisoners’ Voting Rights On The East Coast

By Amani Sawari, -

Currently the only two states in which incarcerated individuals have the right to vote. In Maine and Vermont incarcerated individuals never lost their voting rights. These two states also have [...]

In Landslide Colorado Voters Abolish Prison Slavery

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

Last November, Colorado became the first state to abolish prison slavery. Colorado voted overwhelmingly in favor of abolishing slavery and forced servitude as punishment for a crime. Abolish [...]

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 [...]

Oct. 1 NC Department Of Public Safety Phone Zap

By Staff, -

Call in to demand an end to repression against organizing prisoners. North Carolina DPS is keeping three prisoners in segregation in response to the strike activity at Hyde correctional facility [...]

Vermont Puts Prisoners Out For Bid To Slave Labor Corporations

By William Boardman, -

Since the budget summary was written, Vermont has removed all its prisoners from the Michigan facility. In its place, Vermont used the Pennsylvania state facility at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, [...]

Prison Strike: Inmates Accuse Officials Of Retaliating With Solitary Confinement

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams -

As a nationwide prison strike demanding an end to brutal conditions and slave labor continues into its second week, inmates and advocates are accusing prison officials of retaliating against [...]

National Call-In Day To Support Hunger-Striking Prisoners

By Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee. -

Several inmates in the Secure Housing Unit(SHU) at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility are initiating a hunger strike in protest of their already starvation-level meal portions, their lack of [...]

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

By Phil Hartsfield, -

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 [...]

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

By Steve Horn, -

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 [...]

Mijente Chains Session Effigy At Supreme Court To Protest Attempt To Bring Back Shackling Federal Defendants

By Staff, -

On the 26th of March, Mijente and No Justice No Pride showed up in front of the Supreme Court with a Confederate statue style effigy of Jeff Sessions. As people lined up outside the court [...]

Prisoners Suffer Gross Human Rights Violations. Now They’re Standing & Speaking Up.

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

The message goes on to detail the three main demands via examples such as price gouging prisoners on products like a case of soup that costs $17 in the Canteen as opposed to the roughly $4 it [...]

Plea For Solidarity With Florida Prisoners On Strike

By Ryan Sullivan, -

The inmates across the Florida penitentiary complex are striking to protest the inhumane conditions they are facing on a daily basis. Conditions including police/guard brutality, rape and abuse, [...]

Florida Prisoners Announce Work Stoppage To Cripple Prison System

By Staff, -

The following message is from a group of prisoners who are spread throughout the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC). It was sent anonymously and compiled from a series of correspondences [...]

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